How About Some Poo With Your Ice Cream?

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Ice Cream

Remember how people were disgusted when we suggested putting human breast milk in ice cream? Compare that to the latest news story out of Australia—the one about the family of vacationers who discovered that, no, that wasn’t chocolate ice cream; it was more of a dookie congelée. Now whose ice cream is gross, hmm?

That’s right—a pair of guests at the Coogee Bay Hotel in Sydney were served a nice dish of gelato, complete with its own poop garnish. They believe that they were served the chocolate poo chunk as an act of “kitchen revenge”—the couple had complained about some loud music earlier that evening.

You know what my favorite part of this story is? That “DNA analysis is now being carried out to determine whether the poo was of human or (sic) animal origin.” (“I went and threw up, obviously,” the woman said. No kidding!)

On the other hand, as Alexia over at PETA Europe points out, is this so very much worse than the frozen secretions in milk? I mean, yeah, it is disgusting, but at least it’s not full of pus, right? And hey, both get squeezed out of an animal. … I’m just sayin’.

And wait a minute—it’s not like a lot of people aren’t regularly eating poop anyway. Think about it: Animals on factory farms are stuck in their own waste all day long—is it any surprise that meat is so often contaminated with feces? And people wonder where salmonella comes from ….

Written by Amanda Schinke

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