UK think-tank Sense About Science (SAS) employee Síle Lane is upset. It is PETA‘s fad du jour campaigning on a milk-autism connection that’s bothering her. Lane is so upset she … had to make a phone call.
I’m going to have to phone them and ask them to meet me on Monday
On Monday PETA file into the Grand Poobah’s office. Lane is not pleased. She finds PETA’s remonstrations on milk-induced autism weak:
He couldn’t answer my questions, so I need to hear from him again when he can.
Professional busybodies like Lane pretend to browbeat organizations like PETA, wringing their hands about milk, parasitizing and cannibalizing on their mass appeal.
For Lane, the public are incompetent idiots who need SAS protection from the trauma of wading through ‘conflicting claims’
…claims like PETA’s add to the pressure to wade through conflicting claims about the condition people affected by autism already feel.
For its part PETA wants to save the children from cow milk:
… cows’ milk might be the perfect food for baby cows, but it might also be making kids sick
How thoughtful of them both.