Not a lot of people like Heather Mills — even after appearing on Dancing with the Stars — and I’m not sure if it’s because she seems a little cold, is the center of a media-fueled hate-campaign, or both. Either way, there’s no denying her passion for supporting the rights of animals and a vegan lifestyle. But let’s get to the rats…
Yesterday, Mills arrived at Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park to give a lecture on how eating meat and dairy is contributing to global warming and harming the earth. From the onset, Mills did her case absolutely no favors by arriving in a mileage-challenged Mercedes 4×4 SUV. Nice move. Once inside, she started her speech saying,
“‘Why don’t we drink rats’ milk, cats’ milk or dogs’ milk? The startling truth is that animals farmed for meat and dairy are now one of the greatest threats to the planet. The United Nations last year issued a shocking report on the environmental damage being done by livestock. I became a vegetarian for health reasons. Then I found out about the awful animal abuse in factory farms and dairy herds and became a vegan. The easiest and most effective way of cutting our contribution is to change our diet and go vegan. It is that simple.’”
Now, I have the feeling that just like Sheryl Crow’s one toiler paper square comment, this one is going to be taken a bit out of context. We don’t really believe that Mills is advocating for rats’ milk consumption just as much as we don’t believe her main goal is to combat global warming. She’s using it as a device to discourage the factory farming of animals — and that’s fine. But with the SUV and rats’ milk comment — do you think anyone will take her seriously?