PETA Trial, Day 7
(January 31st, 2007)
It looks like PETA's lawyers don't quite understand what the defense's witnesses are supposed to do. So, as a service to PETA's legal brain trust, we're publicly providing this little piece of advice: Don't call up witnesses that make your clients look worse.Judging from recent courtroom developments, that...
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Waging War On The Fruit Front
(January 31st, 2007)
The latest faction of food police to step forward and offer to save consumers from themselves is the Strategic Alliance for Health Food and Activity Environments (SAHFAE). This group - claiming a name straight out of the cold war era - advocates a shift "away from personal responsibility...
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PETA Trial, Day 5 and 6
(January 30th, 2007)
Prosecutors in the PETA animal cruelty trial wrapped up their side of the case yesterday afternoon. And so far the defense team's witnesses have done little to contest the major allegations established by the state:Most, if not all, of the animals PETA employees Adria Hinkle and Andrew Cook...
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It’s Cartoon Monday!
(January 29th, 2007)
It's Cartoon Monday! Click here for our entire collection of cartoons. Continue reading
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PETA Trial, Day 4
(January 26th, 2007)
As the PETA animal cruelty trial steams ahead, things are looking worse and worse for the defense. Lawyers for PETA employees Adria Hinkle and Andrew Cook have done little to contest the mounting evidence linking them to the trash bags full of dead animals found in an Ahoskie...
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PETA Trial, Day 3
(January 25th, 2007)
"Adria and Andy were simply doing their jobs to euthanize the animals."

That's Blair Brown -- a lawyer for one of two PETA employees on trial for felony animal cruelty -- virtually summing up the defense's strategy during his opening statement yesterday. Brown and the rest of...
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PETA Trial, Day 2
(January 24th, 2007)
With the jury selection process complete, the animal-cruelty trial of two employees of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) kicked into high gear today.Yesterday's big news was that Judge Cy Grant ruled against the defense's motion to exclude evidence potentially tying the defendants to more animal-dumping incidents...
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Make Mine Two Oranges
(January 24th, 2007)
On January 18th the California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA) released a report lamenting the high ratio of inexpensive and convenient food outlets to farmers markets and grocery stores. Harold Goldstein, executive director of CCPHA, trumpets the findings of the study as "critical to Californians struggling...
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PETA Trial, Day 1
(January 23rd, 2007)
After a day and half of pre-trial wrangling, oral arguments are scheduled to commence at 3:30pm today in the case of two employees of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) suspected of killing homeless pets and throwing their bodies into a dumpster. Aside from the...
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The Gospel According to Glassner
(January 23rd, 2007)
Every day, new nutrition and health information saturates magazine racks, bookshelves, and news reports. Heralding the food police anthem "According to the latest study..." advocacy groups cite this unremitting research to campaign for taxes, restrictions and government-mandated guilt trips. For Barry Glassner, a professor at the University of...
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