Mills McCartney: Rats' milk may be safer

Nov. 20, 2007 at 4:06 PM

LONDON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Heather Mills McCartney, estranged wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney, said in London drinking dog and rat milk may be more earth-friendly than cow milk.

McCartney claimed livestock produce more carbon emissions than transport and suggested going vegan or finding alternative sources of animal-based foods, the Telegraph reported Tuesday.

"There are many other kinds of milk available. Why don't we try drinking rats' milk and dogs' milk?" she asked.

"Eighty percent of global warming comes from livestock and deforestation," McCartney said in helping start a campaign by the vegetarian group, Viva. "I'm not telling people to go vegan overnight. But if they stop drinking their cows' milk lattes, maybe this sort of thing won't have to happen."

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