Archive: Nov 2005

PETA Spins A Strategy For Kids: ‘Bait & Tackle’

It’s hard to imagine a more cynical communications strategy than targeting small children behind their parents’ backs, lying to them, and then misleading a national TV audience about it…
Posted November 30, 2005 at 12:00 am

Obliterating Obesity Orthodoxy

Last April when Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers released a study putting the number of overweight- and obesity-related deaths at 26,000 — one-fifteenth the…
Posted November 29, 2005 at 12:00 am

Learn More About The Turkeys At Farm Sanctuary

We hope you had a festive and relaxing Thanksgiving, with digestion undisturbed by bird-flu hysteria or nosy food police. But most of all, we hope you weren’t distracted…
Posted November 28, 2005 at 12:00 am

PETA Targets Kids. Again.

“Everything we do is based at adults.” So said People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) president Ingrid Newkirk…
Posted November 22, 2005 at 12:00 am

Doctor Clips Wings Of Bird-Flu Hysteria

“There’s no denying that the bird flu is very bad for birds,” begins a recent column by New York Newsday‘s Ellis Henican. Over 150 million birds have been…
Posted November 21, 2005 at 12:00 am

Promoting Racism At PETA?

On Tuesday night, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) used its teen-themed “blog” to link to material that strayed unusually far from the group’s typical…
Posted November 18, 2005 at 12:00 am

Don’t Sue The Hand That Feeds You

Click here to download our “Thanksgiving Guest Liability and Indemnification Agreement” This Thanksgiving, as you and yours gather around the table to give thanks,…
Posted November 17, 2005 at 12:00 am

Wish Luddite Vandal A Bon Voyage To Prison

French activist-turned-farmer-turned-activist Jose Bove got a ticket back to prison yesterday for his role in destroying a field of corn. The corn’s “problem”? It was…
Posted November 16, 2005 at 12:00 am

2 Studies, 1 More Victory For Fitness

The Associated Press reported today: “People who exercise can add three years to their life, and their hearts reap benefits from something as simple as brisk walking…
Posted November 15, 2005 at 12:00 am

PETA Too Chicken To Admit Truth About Birds, Comedy Ensues

Last month Washington Post humor columnist Gene Weingarten asked himself what our lives would be like if dogs were as dumb as chickens. Predictably, Weingarten wrote in…
Posted November 14, 2005 at 12:00 am