It’s a Go: Officers Say, ‘I Scream for (PETA’s Vegan) Ice Cream!’

Milwaukee Police Department Accepts Dairy-Free Donation for Community Ice Cream Truck

For Immediate Release:
August 17, 2017

Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382

Milwaukee – The Milwaukee Police Department has accepted PETA’s offer to stock its community ice cream truck with regular shipments of rich and creamy vegan ice cream bars and ice cream sandwiches for the rest of the summer in flavors including coconut almond, chocolate, and vanilla. The delicious cruelty-free treats are lower in fat and sugar than their dairy-based counterparts and will help the department truly serve (dairy-free frozen treats) and protect (kids’ health).

“Dishing out dairy-free ice cream treats is a sweet way for authorities to engage with residents while looking out for their health and well-being,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “By scooping up PETA’s offer, these smart officers are helping people beat the heat and giving cows a break.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—notes that dairy “products” are one of the most common allergens for young children and that consuming them has been associated with acne, bloating, constipation, ear infections, and symptoms of lactose intolerance. Choosing vegan ice cream bars is also kinder to mother cows on dairy farms, who are artificially impregnated and then separated from their newborn calves immediately after birth so that humans can drink their milk instead.

PETA has also donated vegan ice cream to Michigan’s Oak Park Public Safety Department and the Metropolitan Police Department in St. Louis.

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