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Russell Simmons: Add Milk to NYC Soda Ban

Written by PETA | June 22, 2012

In the wake of New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s anti-obesity proposal to ban the sale of large sugary drinks in the Big Apple, hip-hop mogul, philanthropist, and New Yorker Russell Simmons has written to the city’s health commissioner, Dr. Thomas Farley, on PETA’s behalf, asking that the ban be extended to include fattening—and cholesterol-laden—cow’s milk.


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Dump Dairy for Life

As a vegan, Russell knows about the health benefits of plant-centered nutrition. He explained to Dr. Farley how kids who drink large amounts of milk are more likely to become overweight. Plus, unlike soda, punch, or lemonade, dairy products are loaded with dangerous artery-clogging cholesterol, raising the health risks even higher.

Be your own health commissioner—for your waistline and your heart, ban dairy products in favor of delicious milk, cheese, and ice cream made from soy, almonds, rice, coconuts, and other healthy and humane plant sources. PETA’s Vegan Shopping Guide can help you get started!

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  • Richard says:

    Thank you Russell Simmons for using your celebrity power to help stop the cruel and unhealthy dairy industry from making people fat and torturing animals for profit.

  • Val says:

    Milk is produced in a very, very cruel way and is bad for you and the real cause of obesity. I drink soda if I have to but not milk.