PETA Reinvents Science And Medicine, Declares That Milk Causes Autism
    By Hank Campbell | May 29th 2014 09:12 AM | 4 comments | Print | E-mail | Track Comments
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    Not horrified by PETA's graphic images of food processing or titillated by their penchant for exploiting naked women enough to stop eating meat?

    The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have opened a new front in their culture war; they have declared that increased Autism Spectrum Diagnoses are due to milk.

    They cited one small study, n=20. Hey, that is 66% more subjects than Andrew Wakefield used to declare that vaccines causes autism. And then another study found that taking kids off milk made those darn autistic kids behave better. Thanks, PETA, for demonizing kids so you can protect animals. They tried this same stunt before but pulled it after the outrage, even from their own members. They must assume their members have lost all of their marbles now and won't mind.

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    They use weasel terms like "more studies are needed" and "the reason why dairy foods may worsen or even cause autism is being debated" - ummmm debated why who? It's one of the dumbest things I've read this week. But ever since Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring, activists have followed back on finding a paper somewhere and then bolstering it with anecdotes.

    If that doesn't scare you enough, they also say that milk causes cancer.

    It probably used to be that Big Meat had to pay people to invent this kind of goofy thing about PETA, now they do it to themselves for free.

    PETA members may be gullible, but the autism community is not amused by their exploitation the way naked chicks are:



    Yet more proof that PETA values animal life more than human suffering.  
    Science advances as much by mistakes as by plans.
    I worked with children and adults with autism and other disabilities. Some people have had a reduction in symptoms when they change their diets. I think it's perfectly fine that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals put out the information that cutting out dairy products may help reduce symptoms. I mean, obviously PETA doesn't agree with the way cows on dairy farms are repeatedly impregnated and have their babies taken away from them within days so people can take the milk. So of course that is PETA's mission, to encourage more people not to drink it. But if the information helps people suffering from autism, I don't see how that is a bad thing.

    So where would you stop? Homeopathy, chelation therapy? If we just let agenda-based groups exploit autism for their political gain, parents won't know who to trust and will be bouncing to gluten-free and giving up sugar and whatever else every 6 months. Parents should be able to know someone uses evidence-based decision-making versus scare-mongering: Science 2.0 can use science and PETA can be the mercenary shills they always have been.
    If it did I'd be dead... I LOVE cheese.