As the Democrats gather to nominate Al Gore, the Looney Toons are coming out of the woodwork to protest everything from corporate domination to food irradiation and genetically improved food. If you think small bands of anti-choice activists don’t really threaten your business, listen to Robert Fowler, Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations: “In Canada in the 1970s, we watched our fur industry – the business upon which our country was founded – destroyed by a small number of very shrill and very effective animal-rights activists.” (“Canada Tries to Make Clear Its Diamonds Are Different,” New York Times, 8/12/00)