Archive: Oct 2002

Those deer aren’t as scary as they look

In places including Wisconsin, Colorado, Canada, and Louisiana, activists like the Center for Media and Democracy’s John Stauber have been scaring the public (especially hunters) with…
Posted October 31, 2002 at 12:00 am

Make your own costume out of a ski mask and a gas can…

In Oregon, U.S. Attorney Michael Mosman recently announced that two members of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) have been charged with arson for torching three cement trucks in…
Posted October 31, 2002 at 12:00 am

Greenpeace’s ‘fear factor’

We told you yesterday that Greenpeace Canada has been celebrating Halloween by frightening the public about baby food that’s supposedly “contaminated” with genetically improved ingredients. Now it looks…
Posted October 31, 2002 at 12:00 am

Modern food, ancient scare tactics

It’s easy to sound like a broken record when it comes to genetically improved food crops. More and more thinking people are starting to realize that biotech blackballing…
Posted October 30, 2002 at 12:00 am

Working title: “Hogs, Heroin, and Hubris”

The New York Daily News reported on Friday that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is writing a book for Random House. The new volume will ostensibly “explore the health and…
Posted October 29, 2002 at 12:00 am

Oregonians not fooled by green food scare

Next Tuesday, Oregon voters will be asked to decide whether or not to force food companies to label foods that were prepared using genetically improved methods, “even if the…
Posted October 29, 2002 at 12:00 am

To do list: liberate animals, harass innocent victims, clean jail cell…

On Friday a grand jury in Suffolk County, Massachusetts indicted twelve animal rights activists on charges of attempted extortion and harassment. Those arrested were all members of SHAC (“Stop…
Posted October 29, 2002 at 12:00 am

Big Animal-Rights On Campus

The anti-meat movement is growing in directions that just about no one expected. Multi-million-dollar animal rights groups have always used impressionable 20-something banner wavers as a standing army, but now…
Posted October 28, 2002 at 12:00 am

Labels, shmabels… is it safe?

We saw this coming a mile away. On the heels of last week’s launch of the US Department of Agriculture’s new organic food labels, that same agency is…
Posted October 28, 2002 at 12:00 am

Florida news media hog-ties activists

In addition to last week’s wholesale condemnation at the hands of newspapers in Tampa, Daytona, and Vero Beach, animal activists trying to win constitutional protection…
Posted October 28, 2002 at 12:00 am