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#1 Old 05-02-2005, 11:02 PM
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I am so happy that I won't be working at Ben and Jerry's again this summer (I got a job somewhere else). I felt that I would have been supporting something so terrible, so hypocritical. I went in there and got some sorbet and later felt awful about it because I'm still supporting cruelty.



I remember the most disgusting thing in the Ben and Jerry's pamphlet: "A cow: a wonderful living machine that produces fresh milk." Reading that made me want to hurl. The fact that people thought of sentient beings as machines just overwhelmed me with guilt. I felt so sick knowing I was supporting that.



Ben and Jerry's sucks! Good riddance to that ****ty job.
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#2 Old 05-02-2005, 11:05 PM
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"...a wonderful living machine that produces fresh milk"

That's a creepy thing to say about a cow.
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"...a wonderful living machine that produces fresh milk"

That's a creepy thing to say about a cow.



It made me so ill to read that.
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#4 Old 05-02-2005, 11:31 PM
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I think Ben & Jerry's is one of the better dairy ice cream companies out there. They seem to do a lot of charity work for different groups. However yeah, it would suck to work there if I was vegan. And yeah, how sad when people refer to animals as machines.
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I think Ben & Jerry's is one of the better dairy ice cream companies out there. They seem to do a lot of charity work for different groups. .



I wonder if they still do that after the company was sold to Unilever.
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I wonder if they still do that after the company was sold to Unilever.

As far as I know, yes. They still have the Ben & Jerry Foundation, and other such information on their website. http://www.benjerry.com/our_company/
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I wonder if they still do that after the company was sold to Unilever.

They still do some charity work, but I wonder how much they still do for the communities in Vermont. They used to donate ice cream "seconds" for free to all sorts of things in Vermont since it couldn't be sold commercially. The ice cream would be tip top except it might have too much chocolate swirl or too few cookie dough chunks. I went to a Catholic school and they gave ice cream seconds to the school to sell as fundraisers. I went to a summer camp and the camp would get huge loads of ice cream seconds to give to the kids. I'd go to my mom's work picnic at the hospital each summer and there'd be ice cream seconds there too! And keep in mind, the only catch was that the ice cream couldn't be sold as "Ben and Jerry's" since it wasn't top quality, so they weren't even donating it for the publicity.
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Someone should cross out the word "machine", and add "for her calf" on to the end of that statement on a heap of those pamphlets (couldn't you have gotten a job there and done that, mp? I'm sure it'd suck to work there, but then you could be working from within targetting the enemy) .
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She could discreetly pick up a pile of pamphlets, take them home and alter them, then bring them back. For that matter, you could do that too.



There used to be a Ben and Jerry's store here. They painted their cows all over the side of the building. People were constantly painting vegan slogans on the wall, and B&J would paint over them. Sometimes the paint wouldn't match, or they'd mess up the outlines of the cows. It was the patchiest looking mural I'd ever seen.
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40,000 miles (2 round trips) is a long way for me to go to pick up pamphlets, bring them home (I wonder what US and Aussie customs would think), alter them all, then take them back, when someone is already there.



It's also expensive. But I'd eat some meat if someone paid for it all.
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You would not.



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Gah. I ate plenty of B&J's ice cream when I was a dedicated L-O, and I'd look at their pamphlets, but I don't remember ever seeing that particular one. It's possible I did read it and didn't think twice about it.



*I* became enlightened, but it's sad to think there are still plenty of people who may see that pamphlet, and like me not too many years ago, not think twice about it.

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I never have liked ice cream anyway. Too rich ;p
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i'd rather have soy delicious any day

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I won't deny that Ben and Jerry's ice cream is damn good...for ice cream...taste-wise...



...but alas, no dairy for this veg. And BTW, I thought they didn't use "hormonally-charged" milk...with BGH and whatnot...or am I confusing that with a different company?



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And BTW, I thought they didn't use "hormonally-charged" milk...with BGH and whatnot...or am I confusing that with a different company?



No, that's them. http://www.benjerry.com/our_company/...lkandcream.cfm
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I won't deny that Ben and Jerry's ice cream is damn good...for ice cream...taste-wise...



That's because it's a heart attack on a cone.
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About three years ago I gave up B&J's for Double Rainbow. I decided I liked DR much better. At least I can still get Double Rainbow soy ice cream.

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B&J's kinda bugs me, because they make this big deal about how they care, then they make dairy products.







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