Anti-Police Ice Cream Co. Ben & Jerry's Sued, Accused Of Lying In Their Ads

Blue Lives Matter has called for a boycott of the anti-police ice cream company since 2016.

Burlington, VT – An environmental activist has filed a lawsuit against Ben & Jerry’s, alleging that the ice cream company has falsely advertised that its products are made by cream and milk produced by “happy cows.”

Blue Lives Matter has been calling for a boycott of Ben & Jerry's ever since the company accused police of being racist and the company openly threw their support behind Black Lives Matter.

Environmental activist James Ehlers filed the lawsuit in Burlington federal court on Oct. 31, according to the Associated Press.

This lawsuit comes after a judge refused to dismiss another lawsuit filed by the Organic Consumers Association (OCA). According to that lawsuit, traces of herbicide has been found in some of the ice cream company’s products, and some of the farms that supply ingredients to the company also allegedly pollute nearby lakes.

In the latest lawsuit, Ehlers alleged that Ben & Jerry’s sources milk and cream from factory-style dairy operations, and that only a fraction of the cattle used for production are a part of the company’s “Caring Dairy” program.

"In contrast to what [parent company] Unilever has told consumers, the Products are made from a mixture of (1) milk that comes from farms participating in the ‘Caring Dairy’ program and (2) milk that comes from cows on factory-style, mass-production dairy operations," the lawsuit read, according to the Associated Press.

The “Caring Dairy” designation requires farmers to meet multiple standards believed to ensure cattle are treated humanely, Reuters reported.

But according to the lawsuit, less than half of the cream and milk Ben & Jerry’s sources actually comes from such operations.

Blue Lives Matter first called on Americans to boycott Ben & Jerry’s in 2016, after the ice cream maker announced their support of Black Lives Matter and accused law enforcement of widespread systemic and institutionalized racism.

Many companies have offered statements of support for Black Lives Matter in the past, with the false belief that they are a civil rights organization.

Blue Lives Matter Editor-in-Chief Christopher Berg wrote at the time, "Most people have their own personal beliefs about what Black Lives Matter means to them. They think that their personal definition for Black Lives Matter is what the organized BLM groups stand for; this is not the case. While we believe that other companies were misguided, Ben & Jerry's campaign is dangerous."

"Ben & Jerry's went beyond making a statement in support of civil rights when they actively accused law enforcement of widespread racism" he noted. "By spreading these false and misleading statements, Ben & Jerry's lends an appearance of legitimacy to the baseless claims that police officers are killing men based on the color of their skin."

"This message has inspired the assassination and attempted assassination of police officers, and it costs officers their lives," he concluded.

The company refused to comment on the pending lawsuit, but said it is proud of its partnership with family farmers in Vermont, the Associated Press reported.

Comments (44)
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jakki taylor
jakki taylor

I have never knowingly supported this company, nor have I ever failed to trash talk them to anyone who buys their product, no matter how cute the flavor names sound.

Imanoldfart
Imanoldfart

Funny part is their ice cream really isn’t that great, never buy their crap never will!!!

Curley1990
Curley1990

The original owners also financially supported Wesley Cook (aka Mumia abu Jamal) who murdered Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner in cold blood. Officer Faulkner was murdered by this scum on December 9, 1981 and Cook has been appealing since his conviction.

LynnSB
LynnSB

I quit buying their products as soon as the backed black lives matter. You go against our police you go against our military you go against our country and as far as I’m concerned you can go straight to hell because you’ll never get a dime out of me my support nothing

CRETE GARY
CRETE GARY

I stopped even looking at their product in 2016.Much better ice cream out there anyway.They add to this county's problems.

MikeA
MikeA

Many years (before I was a cop) and many pounds ago, I would ride my bike 50-60 miles every Sunday, and afterwards treat myself to B&J Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. After I found out they supported cop killers, I haven't touched one item of theirs, and I told my family if I see anything of theirs in my freezer, it gets flushed down the toilet.

Around 10 years ago, they opened an ice cream shop in Houston, and asked for a police officer as an extra job. No one would take it, thank God.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

I have never bought their overpriced politically-tinged product, but I find it rather humorous that some Leftists are offended about it being not Left enough.

I like cows; they are neat and delicious. Most of them would probably not even exist if we humans did not raise them. I'm not sure why Leftist even care if cows are happy, when they are such a significant contributor to the "existential threat of the Climate Crisis." LOL.

It's rather funny to watch the Left eat themselves. Boycott Ben & Jerry's! Hahaha.

Anyway, here is the class-action lawsuit...

tinyurl.com/yfcejlnd

It basically alleges a green ripoff, which almost all green products are. It says that the product label says "we strive... to source... from happy cows." [go to our website for details]. It then goes on to use the website details as ammunition for a lawsuit.

Plaintiff demands a jury trial. They may award more than just a few coupons for B&J ice cream.

LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

Does anyone remember the spokesman for pieces of shit world wide - Mumia Al Jabar? Cop killer extrordinaire? Ben and Jerry would blow him if it weren't for the fact that Mumia cannot receive conjugal visits.

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

I never like those commies. They came out early against nuclear power, which was enough for me. Commie pinko hypocrites.

TexasStrong
TexasStrong

I have never bought their product since it's so expensive. But knowing they do not support our law enforcement officers makes me pray that their business will implode. And Texas has Blue Bell ice cream - we don't need no stinking B&J.

TruelyTexan
TruelyTexan

Blue Bell is so much better. Flavors, quality, and Texas owned. Triple win and not supporting B&J's and their cop killer.

Wish505
Wish505

We would not touch this stuff with a 10 foot pole. Toured there plant a couple year ago with a bus tour group and we did not like some of the practices we witnessed in the production process. Talked about discontented cows you should talk to some of the employee's and here there story. When ask why don't you lodge a complaint or quit the reply was can't I need to job to support my family. Sure with the quick run through you get you will not see or hear but if you look closer and ask a few question then you will find the story behind the scenes. Guess its the ole LE in me being nosey.

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

Newsflash; “Bamboozling Bullshit” is a lousy flavour, on the ear as well as the spoon.

Anti infiltrators
Anti infiltrators

I've been boycotting then for years and years. Gayest ice cream out there, not to mention the piss poor taste.

magnumforc
magnumforc

Doesn't Bernie Sanders just love this Vermont ice cream? 'Nuff said there.

floridacop
floridacop

My questions is how does he know the cow was not happy. What will they think of next

NHSgt402
NHSgt402

I haven’t bought their ice cream in 20 years. 16 of those I was a Vt State Trooper.

StandWithPolice
StandWithPolice

I stopped eating their sludge after they showed their true colors. I would have thought they would be out of business by now. Guess there really is no hope for those living in the USA to get a grip and become Real Americans!

sizzle937
sizzle937

Gave up on the anti cop company

asillyrabbit551
asillyrabbit551

They're two ultra liberals who grew up in an ultra liberal town on Long Island, NY who moved to Vt after high school because pot was legal back in the 70's. When they sold the company to a huge conglomerate the quality of their ice cream went down hill. Once they back black lives matter I immediately stopped buying their ice cream. Screw them.

Grog
Grog

Not impressed with the product! Breyers is better!

807
807

Boycotting is all good but it needs to be topped off with a letter to mention on their Facebook page why you are doing it. Otherwise they will blame the decrease in sales and the layoffs on something "stupid" like the weather.

widbill45acp
widbill45acp

The company owners are part of the anti-American clan who would rather see your family killed than you own a gun. As a point of fact, they are damaged; thus, they would rather see their own family killed than own a gun. But of course, they will be the first to call a cop when a threat does come about and the way we are we always respond, but that does not work both ways today in this turned upside-down world!

JrzDvl
JrzDvl

I haven't bought a single pint since they outed themselves as part of the fascist left....

RunCop
RunCop

Liberal scum