Puppy-Killer PETA, Chew On Your Own Words
(June 29th, 2005)
Just one month after the Center for Consumer Freedom launched a website exposing the literal skeletons in PETA's closet -- that it has killed more than 12,400 animals since 1998 -- two PETA employees were arrested in North Carolina for dumping the corpses of cats...
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‘How Did The Fight Against Fat Reach This Point?’
(June 28th, 2005)
"How did the fight against fat reach this point?" asks a hard-hitting Seattle Times article by reporter Susan Kelleher this week. The answer, as we've been detailing for some time, is that there is an ongoing campaign to make obesity a "disease" -- an effort driven...
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Animal Lovers Fed Up With Scandal-Dogged PETA
(June 27th, 2005)
Since People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) employees Adria Joy Hinkle and Andrew Cook were charged June 16 with 31 counts each of felony animal cruelty for allegedly killing and dumping as many cats and dogs, our inbox has been flooded with emails from outraged...
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Goodbye Ice Cream Man?
(June 23rd, 2005)
Unbridled obesity panic could soon put the Good Humor Man on ice in San Diego. A group of food scolds, commissioned by the city's Board of Supervisors, has drafted "strategies" for combating childhood obesity which, among many outlandish ideas, include "ordinances restricting mobile junk food vendors from areas frequented...
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A Real Fat Fight
(June 22nd, 2005)
Researchers from Harvard's School of Public Health and decision makers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have launched separate campaigns to downplay and undermine a recent study, led by CDC researcher Katherine Flegal, attributing 25,814 deaths to overweight and obesity. The CDC had...
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PETA Kills Animals – Up A Creek Without A License?
(June 21st, 2005)
It's hard to have sympathy for a misanthropic group like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), especially when its activist employees are caught red-handed killing and dumping 31 dogs and cats in a decidedly unethical fashion. PETA president Ingrid Newkirk conceded during a Friday...
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‘Physicians Committee’ Trying To Milk The Courts
(June 20th, 2005)
Last year the PETA-affiliated Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) took out newspaper ads to encourage Atkins dieters to sue doctors whom they consulted about the weight-loss plan. Now the deceptively named "physicians" group has announced it will spend thousands on advertisements trolling for...
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PETA Kills Animals — And It’s A Felony
(June 17th, 2005)
Authorities in Ahoskie, North Carolina dropped a disturbing bombshell yesterday with the news that they had charged two employees of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) with 31 felony counts of animal cruelty. PETA's Andrew Cook and Adria Hinkle were arrested late...
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The Onion Peels Off Obesity Parody
(June 16th, 2005)
Onion "columnist" Philip Von Zweck is fat. He's not heavyset, he's fat -- and he's not going to take it anymore. Zweck begs in this week's edition of the nation's foremost satire magazine: "Can't someone in Washington help me? Please?" Sadly, The Onion's satirical...
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CDC Ripped For Shoddy Science, Conflicts Of Interest
(June 14th, 2005)
We've told you before about the many ways the pharmaceutical industry scares the public about obesity in its quest to drive demand for weight-loss pills and plans. But now some critics are highlighting the potential conflicts of interest of the Centers for Disease Control and...
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