“Got Autism?” (Yeah, so?)

September 30, 2008

Besides being sexist and racist, Peta is also ableist.

They have a new ad out in New Jersey — http://www.autismvox.com/got-autism-asks-peta/. Here’s Peta’s report on it: http://blog.peta.org/archives/2008/09/got_autism.php.

The ad is a picture of a bowl of milk, with Cheerios in the shape of a sad face. Next to that, it says “Got Autism? Studies have shown a link between cow’s milk and autism.”

“Got Autism?” Actually, yes, I do. And being vegan hasn’t done anything about that.

According to Peta, though, not only do I have a “devastating disease,” but it’s caused by eating dairy products. Even though I’m vegan. And even though no one knows what causes autism. And even though the dietary theory they refer to is about reducing “symptoms,” not preventing autism. And even though this theory advocates avoiding gluten (a wheat protein), as well as casein (a dairy protein).


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