The Boston Globe covers the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA) anti-dairy campaign. As we mentioned yesterday, we don’t like giving PETA and its inane foolishness any more press than we have to, but in this case, we must point out a flaw in the Globe’s coverage. The Globe says, “it’s not only PETA on the attack,” it’s also the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).
Like we’ve been saying, PCRM is nothing more than a puppet for PETA to use in spreading its virulent, anti-choice rhetoric. If you have any doubts about the PETA-PCRM connection, take a look at the board members of the PETA-run Foundation to Support Animal Protection (the foundation has the same mailing address as PETA and PETA owns the Foundation’s website address). There you will see PCRM president Neal Barnard (a frequent contributor to PETA’s magazine as a “medical advisor”) and PETA president Ingrid E. Newkirk listed together, sitting on a couple million dollars of foundation assets they can use to carry out their campaigns.