Win a real piece of elephant art!
(August 30th, 2002)
Those of you who are planning to enter our “True Colors” art contest are about to get an added incentive to dust off your art supplies. After seeing U.S. News & World Report’s coverage of our contest promotion, the folks at Ringling Brothers and Barnum &...
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May I have the shovel, please….?
(August 29th, 2002)
At a rally yesterday near the South African site of this year’s World Summit on Sustainable Development, anti-technology activist and self-described “goddess” Vandana Shiva was awarded this year’s “Bullsh*t Award for Sustaining Poverty” by the liberty Institute of Delhi, India.

The Institute’s Barun Shankar Mitra, shown...
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Scratching each other’s backs?
(August 29th, 2002)
When People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) staged a grand unveiling of their now famous “sad elephant” statue in Washington this morning, they also unveiled something that PETA’s polished media spinners and image manipulators might have a hard time explaining.It turns out that the hindquarters...
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Let’s Get This Party Started!
(August 29th, 2002)
As those of you living near our nation’s capital are already painfully aware, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ tasteless entry in a Washington, DC arts promotion was green-lighted on Tuesday by a U.S. District Court judge, who is forcing the city to display it on a...
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Java Jive
(August 28th, 2002)
Acrylamide -- that mysterious chemical substance formed by cooking carbohydrates like bread and potatoes -- is back in the news again. Now it appears that in addition to French fries, breakfast cereal, and naturally sweet veggies like spinach and beets, those inclined to food paranoia ( read more here »

“To Support Their Program Activities…”
(August 28th, 2002)
As the Center for Consumer Freedom first made public in a February, 2002 Congressional hearing, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) made a $1,500 donation to the North American Earth liberation Front (ELF) in 2001 “to support their program activities.” If ELF’s latest “activities” are any...
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Turning teachers into food cops
(August 28th, 2002)
In a move that could have national implications, the board of the Los Angeles Unified School District has voted unanimously to ban the sale of soft drinks at all of its 677 schools. As we’ve told you before, this was a scientifically bankrupt decision, based on a...
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A Precautionary Tale
(August 27th, 2002)
We thought that maybe, just maybe there were still a few corners of the world untouched by the unscientific rantings of anti-biotech-food activists. We were wrong.

It’s hardly news that participants in this week’s international Earth Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, are poisoning the well against...
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Bulking up, one calorie at a time
(August 26th, 2002)
Unless you’ve been unable to read a newspaper for the last few years, you already know that there’s a coordinated war being fought by nutritional busybodies in the United States against soda pop. The usual cabal of self-anointed “public interest” advocates, government bureaucrats, and other obesity warriors are...
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Time to clear the dairy-air
(August 26th, 2002)
Tasked with the unenviable but necessary task of counteracting anti-dairy propaganda from animal rights activists, medical researchers are beginning to repeat a worthwhile mantra: kids need milk, kids need milk, kids need milk (close your eyes and say it ten more times…).

According to research just...
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