A tip of the Consumer Freedom hat to John McCaslin, who told readers of his popular “Inside the Beltway” column yesterday that the anti-animal-protein Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) isn’t the mainstream medical charity it may appear to be. McCaslin noted that while PCRM claims (unnamed) “experts agree” with its vegetarian-only mantra, “of course, other ‘experts’ argue in favor of additional proteins” like those in meat and milk.

“This is a wing-nut animal-rights group that believes milk is an instrument of child abuse and cheese is an addictive drug,” we told the syndicated columnist. And less than four percent of PCRM’s members are actually physicians.