New Delhi: Animal welfare group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has claimed that cow’s milk is a sign of white supremacy. 

In its campaign to push people to quit consuming dairy products, PETA tweeted, “Cows’ milk has long been a symbol used by white supremacists. One more reason to #DitchDairy”.

The tweet contained the link to an article titled ‘Why Cow’s Milk Is the Perfect Drink for Supremacists’ and The organisation said dairy milk is a symbol of white supremacy in the same way that the industry inflicts 'extreme violence and rape' on living things. 

“Some people might be surprised to learn that cows used by the dairy industry are slaughtered after about five years because their bodies are so spent from being kept constantly pregnant. At the slaughterhouse, their throats are slit while they’re still conscious and some are skinned or dismembered while still alive,” the article reads.

The tweet has gone viral, with many expressing doubts over PETA’s claim. 

Here’s how Twitterati reacted:

However, this is not the first time that PETA has become a matter of ridicule. Earlier they had trivialised serious issues like Autism and pregnancy.