Skip to comments.Ben & Jerry's is sued over 'happy cows' claim
Posted on 11/08/2019 9:46:48 PM PST by mdittmar
(Reuters) - Ben & Jerrys has been sued by an environmental advocate who said it deceived consumers by touting that the milk and cream it uses to make ice cream came exclusively from happy cows.
In a complaint filed last week, James Ehlers said Ben & Jerrys breached consumer trust by representing that the milk and cream were sourced from cows on Vermont dairies that participate in its Caring Dairy program.
Ehlers said less than half the milk and cream actually came from happy cows, with the rest coming from factory-style, mass-production dairy operations.
He said the deception enabled Ben & Jerrys and its parent Unilever Plc to charge premium prices, unjustly enriching themselves and violating a Vermont consumer protection law.
The proposed class action filed on Oct. 29 in the federal court in Burlington, Vermont seeks damages for ice cream purchasers nationwide and in Vermont, and to stop Ben & Jerrys from claiming its milk and cream came from happy cows on Caring Dairy farms.
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Enviro wackos will now be riddled with guilt that the ice cream they stuffed down their gullets came from sad cows. At least until their check comes in the mail.
How about contented cows?
False advertising has consequences. Wonder if the ice cream tastes better from happy cows?
Pfft. Blue Bell’s Ice Cream cows are happier
Is it okay to mistreat cows if they are making sour cream?
Why use rock salt to make ice cream when you can use sad cow tears?
Ha! That took a moment!
I’m just reading this thread to keep abreast of the situation.
An annoyed cow yes. But a fed, watered, milked and cleaned up cow is a contented cow and that is as close to happy as they get.
They’re happy to be sued.
They can afford 10 or 20 billion like Bill Gates.
Probably cause their milk isn’t being confiscated by Communist Comrades.
Evaporated milk, known in some countries as “unsweetened condensed milk”, is a shelf-stable canned cow's milk product where about 60% of the water has been removed from fresh milk. It differs from sweetened condensed milk, which contains added sugar.
Good luck, James. The hippy-dippy namesakes of your ice cream sold out for a cash grab and unloaded it all to Unilever 20 years ago. They’re like Ronald McDonald and Colonel Sanders now - a face attached to a product. Have fun pursuing a multibillion dollar overseas company in an EU court. Enviro-putz.
I like cows,medium rare.
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