Archive: Aug 2004

Animal Rights Militants Like Mandela?

“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…
Posted August 31, 2004 at 12:00 am

Fitness Vs. Fatness

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…
Posted August 30, 2004 at 12:00 am

Reason Enough To Roast Food Cops

“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…
Posted August 27, 2004 at 12:00 am

Home-Grown Animal-Rights Militant Banned From UK

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…
Posted August 26, 2004 at 12:00 am

Pop Goes The Bias

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.
Posted August 25, 2004 at 12:00 am

Hyperbolic Hypocrisy

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…
Posted August 24, 2004 at 12:00 am

The Maine Problem: Food Cops Run Amok

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…
Posted August 23, 2004 at 12:00 am

Beware Bogus Food Scare Studies

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…
Posted August 19, 2004 at 12:00 am

PETA Preys On The Gipper

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…
Posted August 18, 2004 at 12:00 am

New Report: PETA Wants Your Kids

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.
Posted August 17, 2004 at 12:00 am