PETA’s Ingrid Newkirk appeared on CNN’s The Spin Room last night, and made the following outrageous claims about mad cow disease:

“We already have incidents of people dying from the human variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease here in the U.S., yes.”

“On our web site… you can read about how many people have Creuzfeldt-Jakob disease and whether or not they got that from eating meat.”

“The best way that you can protect children or your whole family from these meat-borne diseases, obviously, is to go vegetarian.”

PETA, an organization which Tucker Carlson called “the ‘Shining Path’ of activist groups,” is simply lying through its collective teeth. Just this week Murray Lumpkin, senior adviser to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, told on-line health magazine WebMD: “We still have no evidence that this disease either exists in cattle or in people in the United States.”