PETA And Terrorism: The Real Deal
(January 29th, 2004)
The Center for Consumer Freedom butted heads with a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) spokesman yesterday on the Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto." Combining obfuscation, denial, and half-truths, PETA desperately tried to defend its record of supporting terrorism and terrorists. Read on...
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House Committee Votes Yes For Personal Responsibility
(January 29th, 2004)
Yesterday, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee approved Rep. Ric Keller's (R-FL) "Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act" (H.R. 339). Keller's bill would protect restaurants from the increasing number of greedy lawyers looking to soak them on behalf of portly plaintiffs who don't know when to put down...
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WHO Wants A Fat Tax?
(January 28th, 2004)
Every day on Planet Earth, 25,000 people die of starvation. Given this startling reality, one might be forgiven for wondering why the most controversial issue on the agenda of last week's World Health Organization meeting was the size of our love handles. Yet the venerable global health...
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Busting The Myth Of Organic Food
(January 27th, 2004)
Americans believe that organic food is healthier than conventional fare by a 2-1 margin, reports John Miller of National Review. But Miller's worthy article (link requires subscription) demonstrates that the reverse is far closer to the truth. "Organic foods may be fresh," he points out, "but they're...
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Amish Walk Away From Obesity … And You Can, Too
(January 26th, 2004)
An Amish enclave has an amazingly low incidence of obesity -- only 4 percent, compared to 30 percent in the overall American population -- according to scientists from the University of Tennessee and the University of Michigan. The authors remarked that the average Amish diet is heavy...
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10,000 Sign Anti-PETA Petition In First Week
(January 26th, 2004)
In its first week, the Center for Consumer Freedom's online petition -- aimed at revoking the federal tax exemption of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) -- has received more than 10,000 Internet signatures. And one in ten signers are forwarding the petition...
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California’s Lawsuit Machine Strikes Again
(January 23rd, 2004)
Proposition 65, California's gift to trial lawyers, has struck again. The inane "Prop 65" requires any product containing one of several hundred "known carcinogens" to bear a warning label -- even though it may be used in concentrations so low that...
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PETA, Glass Houses, and the KKK
(January 22nd, 2004)
Largely for shock value, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) likes to make outrageous comparisons between the worth of humans and animals. Their sickening "Holocaust on Your Plate" exhibit is perhaps the best known example, but there's also their complaints about the...
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Canadian Anti-Biotech Fraud Goes To Court
(January 21st, 2004)
What do you do when you've been caught stealing, and two judges have already ruled against you? Take your case to the Supreme Court, of course. That's the story of 73-year-old Canadian farmer/activist Percy Schmeiser, a confirmed thief of genetically improved canola seeds who has become an...
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Sign The Petition To Yank PETA’s Tax-Exempt Status
(January 20th, 2004)
"I, the undersigned, urge the United States Treasury Department to cancel the tax-exempt status currently extended to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)." Have you ever wanted to send a message like that? Now you can. Add your name to the Center for Consumer Freedom's online petition...
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