The bird-brained anti-choice chicken rights activists at United Poultry Concerns say the "Survivor" television show participants should not eat the chickens they win in an upcoming episode, but instead feed them. Not too long ago, these "Survivor" people were eating rats. Of course, the radical animal rights activists at the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals protested that too.
A Seattle-like coalition of trade unionists, religious leaders, environmentalists, farmers, animal rights activists, and anarchists is gathering in Millau, France to protest at the trial of professional rabble-rouser and anti-choice…
July's Consumer Reports Travel Letter joins the chorus of nannies making the unfounded link between restaurant portion sizes and rising obesity rates. ("Portion distortion," Consumer Reports Travel Letter, July 2000.)
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine President Neal Barnard says his anti-choice group hopes the new movie "Chicken Run" will lead people to stop eating chicken. "If people run from the theater screaming for a veggie burger, I'd be thrilled," says Barnard.
Newsweek repeats the absurd calls for an onerous "Twinkie tax" from super-nannies Kelly Brownell and Michael Jacobson (CSPI), saying "protecting our kids may ultimately require such initiatives." We must remind you, the real idea behind the "Twinkie tax," as expressed by Brownell when first explaining it, is not to use the tax to fund "healthful alternatives" as is currently being argued, but to sharply increase the cost of high-calorie foods so they will be priced out of reach. ("Time for a Twinkie tax?," U.S. News & World Report, 1/5/98.)
If you are against eating chicken, what could be wrong with an advertising campaign encouraging the eating of beef? Those nutty birds at United Poultry Concerns apparently have a problem with Burger King's very amusing campaign featuring characters from Chicken Run.
Long time animal rights activist Paul McCartney is attacking fast food, recently writing that the "Junk Food Generation" is "eating themselves to death" by living on a "diet of burgers." ("Profile: The vegetarian," The Independent - London, 6/25/00.)
Marion Nestle spews her anti-choice rhetoric in Newsday, again blaming obesity on "overwhelming industry pressures to eat more." Nestle repeats her support for "taxing soft drinks and other high-calorie junk foods" to fund government programs to change the foods you eat. The real idea behind the "Twinkie tax," as expressed by Kelly Brownell, father of the tax, is to sharply increase the price of these foods so they will be priced out of reach. ("Time for a Twinkie tax?," U.S. News & World Report, 1/5/98.)
The San Francisco Chronicle's Debra J. Saunders blasts the radical anti-choice loonies from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). This is a must read for those looking to see just how out of touch with reality PETA really is.