Animal Rights Militants Like Mandela?
(August 31st, 2004)
"The Vlasaks of today are the Mandelas of yesterday." That's how animal rights nut Jerry Vlasak described himself after British Home Secretary David Blunkett summarily banned him and his activist wife from entering the UK. Vlasak's attempt to remake his image by evoking Nelson Mandela is nothing...
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Fitness Vs. Fatness
(August 30th, 2004)
Does BMI stand for "Big Malarkey Index?" asks reporter Carolyn Susman in this morning's Palm Bimeach Post. Picking up on our concerns about the government's flawed standard separating "normal" from "overweight" and "obese," she points out that BMI "sounds like code for something kids might giggle about....
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Reason Enough To Roast Food Cops
(August 27th, 2004)
"Surely it would be legitimate to point out that an anti-tobacco activist was a chain smoker, that an opponent of legalized gambling liked to play the slots, or that an anti-porn crusader was fond of dirty movies," writes Jacob Sullum in this month's issue of Reason magazine. read more here »

Home-Grown Animal-Rights Militant Banned From UK
(August 26th, 2004)
The British Home Secretary, acting on Center for Consumer Freedom research and investigative reporting from a top London newspaper, has banned animal-rights extremist Jerry Vlasak from entering the United Kingdom. On May 20, we sent a letter to Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), whose subcommittee was investigating the very...
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Pop Goes The Bias
(August 25th, 2004)
It'd be hard to miss the blaring headlines that trumpet the latest anti-soda scare study -- this time supposedly linking increased consumption with type 2 diabetes. Once again, this is a case of biased researchers pushing frenzy over facts. As we pointed out...
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Hyperbolic Hypocrisy
(August 24th, 2004)
The critics of consumer choice and enemies of a wide variety of menu options have never been known for their consistency. From flip-flops about obesity lawsuits to schizophrenic support of domestic terrorism, the food cops, animal rights nuts, and other radical activists have practically got the market cornered on...
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The Maine Problem: Food Cops Run Amok
(August 23rd, 2004)
A state known for its rich and delicious lobster now faces the draft report of an anti-obesity plan straight out of the food cops' playbook. The Commission to Study Public Health in Maine, created by state Representative Sean Faircloth, recently released 28 anti-obesity policy recommendations. Last...
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Beware Bogus Food Scare Studies
(August 19th, 2004)
Grab any newspaper and you're almost certain to read that "according to the latest study..." you're going to die from something -- everything -- you enjoy eating. But let the buyer beware: these headlines are rarely justified. Supposedly "conclusive" science can flip so dramatically that we're frightened...
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PETA Preys On The Gipper
(August 18th, 2004)
The self-described "complete press sluts" at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have once again crossed the line of decency, this time adding insult to the injury of a recently widowed former First Lady. PETA plans to use the image of the late President Ronald...
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New Report: PETA Wants Your Kids
(August 17th, 2004)
Few parents realize the threat posed to their children by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the growing animal-rights movement. This headline has been moved. If you are not redirected automatically click here to read the article. Continue reading
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