If you saw the last issue of Mutineer and our special report on Seattle’s Jones Soda Co., then you know that we can appreciate some good soda, but Hindu cow urine cola is certain to test the mettle of even the most die-hard Mutineer soda junkies.
The organization behind the cow urine cola is the Rashtriya Swayamesevak Sangh (RSS), a “Hindu nationalist conservative party [that] plans to sell ‘Gau Jal’, or ‘Cow Water’, as a rival to soft drink giants Pepsi and Coca Cola”, according to MSN News UK.
The Rashtriya Swayamesevak Sangh is a sprawling organization that even has its own “Cow Protection Department”. According to MSN News UK, “Om Prakash, the head of the RSS, told Times Online that the bovine brew is currently being tested and will soon be made available to the public. He added that the drink will not contain any additives and that inclusion of medicinal and ayurvedic herbs ensures it doesn’t smell bad. The cow is sacred to Hindus and the RSS has already promoted its urine as a cure for everything from liver disease to cancer.”
Before you chuckle and say to yourself, “Those silly Hindus, what will they think of next?!”, consider that good ol’ America has been chugging milk, which isn’t a whole helluva lot different from cow urine on a fundamental level. Both are liquids produced by cows that are incredibly unnatural for humans to consume.
For more information, check out ‘Got the Facts on Milk?‘ the screamin’ new documentary that has already won a Grand Prize from the Rhode Island Film Festival and has been selected for several other festivals. Mutineer “Correspondent for Dangerous Stuff” Jeff Dorenbush is writing about the film in the upcoming issue of Mutineer Mag…stay tuned!