Got Autism? PETA unveils new billboard in NJ

September 30, 2008 9:46:01 PM PDT
The animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has put up a billboard in Newark claiming there is a link between cow's milk and autism. The group says the billboard shows a bowl of milk and cereal with the tagline "Got Autism?" in imitation of the "Got Milk?" campaign.

The sign also claims that studies have shown a link between cow's milk and autism. The group cites two European studies that link autism to milk consumption and show a link between dairy-free diets and improved autism symptoms.

PETA says it chose to put the billboard by Newark's Prudential Center because a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the city's metropolitan area has one of the highest rates of autism in the country.

The CDC says they have not conducted any studies examining autism and milk.

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