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Do you think it's okay for humans to breastfeed animals?

Posted by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM
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Woman Breastfeeds Monkeys & Totally Freaks Us Out

Posted by Ericka Sóuter on December 5, 2012 

monkeyLike most moms, I'm a big believer in the benefits of breastfeeding. But a woman in Nanyan, China has taken it to a strange extreme. Jiao Xinzhen regularly breastfeeds monkeys. That's right. She nurses primates

"I feel like they are just like my children," she told The Sun. I am sure I am not alone here when I say this is deeply disturbing. But wait, the tale gets even more bizarre.

Their home is a veritable planet of the apes. Her husband, Huang Aiqing, trains monkeys to perform in films and for circuses, and his pupils live with the couple. "In this house, the monkeys are king," said Aiqing. Clearly. Jiao even admits, "Many times some of the baby monkeys slip onto our bed at night to suck my breasts." They have even adopted one as a second child as a playmate for their son -- a human boy.

Jiao believes that nurturing and nourishing the monkeys actually helps her husband's business. Perhaps it has. According to The Sun, he is the region's top monkey trainer. Still, this is totally gross. Of course she is not the first woman to breastfeed an animal. Mom-of-two Terri Graham gave her pug the breast because she did not nurse her own children and felt the desperate need to bond.

Regardless of the motive, this is not normal. Animal are not people. There is no reason a monkey, dog, or donkey should need to suckle at a woman's breast. It takes the human-pet relationship to a disturbing new level. I don't think there is a law against this behavior but perhaps there should be. Yuck!

Do you think it's okay for humans to breastfeed animals?

by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM
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StaceSmith
by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 2:33 PM

I think that if someone wants to breastfeed an animal then they can but I just find it disgusting. I mean they are animals, not a little human baby. I couldn't do it myself.

samantha.7272
by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 2:39 PM

 I think it is very gross, but it shouldn't be illegal. It would be different if she was pumping and giving that milk to the monkeys.. that would be understandable.. but letting the monkey nurse from her... aren't there health risks?!

Jessy613
by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 2:40 PM

In my opinion I think thats just disgusting and nasty.

1stpreggers
by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 2:50 PM
Absolutely not this is beyond weird!
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crazymommy2007
by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 6:24 PM
That's nice of her but I think it would be more appropriate if she pumped and bottle fed.
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loyamom
by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Eewww!  Pretty yucky!  I guess it's their choice, but it's just not natural.

momofsixangels
by Colleen on Dec. 7, 2012 at 7:25 AM

Gross

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Dec. 7, 2012 at 7:29 AM

Pumping I can understand, but to literally put an animal to the breast seems like it's crossing some kind of boundary. Wild animals need to know they are wild and treated as such, even if they are living in captivity.

EireLass
by Ruby Member on Dec. 7, 2012 at 4:24 PM

What the hell!!!

NO

Give them goat milk.

littlesippycup
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 5:06 PM

What's wrong with people? Damn.

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