Archive: Jun 2000

Vote Them All Off The Island

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.
Posted June 30, 2000 at 12:00 am

He Ain’t No Joan Of Arc

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…
Posted June 29, 2000 at 12:00 am

Out Of Proportion

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.)
Posted June 29, 2000 at 12:00 am

Move Causes People To eat Less Clay

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.
Posted June 29, 2000 at 12:00 am

Twinkie Tax Two-Step

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.)
Posted June 28, 2000 at 12:00 am

What People Do For Money

Why are some farmers switching to organic? Environmental concerns? Health concerns? Better yields? Nannies would have you believe any of those, but, according to the Financial Times, the real…
Posted June 27, 2000 at 12:00 am

I Don’t Want To Be A Beef Pie?

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.
Posted June 27, 2000 at 12:00 am

Wandering Off Abbey Road

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.)
Posted June 27, 2000 at 12:00 am

Personal Responsibility Be Dammed

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.)
Posted June 26, 2000 at 12:00 am

Preaching To The Choir

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.
Posted June 26, 2000 at 12:00 am