Animal Rights High Priest Undermines His Acolytes
(November 30th, 2006)
An unprecedented admission from its intellectual godfather is sending shock waves through the animal rights movement this week. In a documentary broadcast Monday night on British television, Princeton Professor Peter Singer acknowledged that some medical testing involving animals -- traditionally pegged as an animal rights...
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Environmentalists Say: Let My People Go … Hungry
(November 29th, 2006)
More appalling news from Africa: The anti-technology environmentalists (or, as one author calls them, eco-imperialists) at Friends of the Earth (FoE) held press conferences Monday in Ghana and Sierra Leone denouncing the presence of genetically modified (GM) rice in food aid shipments. Recently...
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The Economist Takes on NYC’s Trans Fat Follies
(November 28th, 2006)
Like Thanksgiving leftovers, New York City's proposed trans fat ban is getting less appealing every day. Only a few months ago, food scolds nationwide were billing the ban -- slated for a vote in late December by the city's Board of Health -- as an...
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Crashing The Christmas Party, PETA-Style
(November 27th, 2006)
As the Christmas holiday season begins this week, the animal rights nuts at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) remind us all that their ridiculous philosophy knows no bounds. No longer satisfied with merely intimidating fur shoppers or recruiting...
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Give Thanks, Not Lawsuits
(November 22nd, 2006)
In honor of Thanksgiving, a day of food and family, the Center for Consumer Freedom is offering our Thanksgiving Guest Liability and Indemnification Agreement. With trial lawyers like Richard Daynard and John Banzhaf on the prowl, no Thanksgiving host can be too careful when it...
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Fast Food Nothin’
(November 21st, 2006)
After all the advance propaganda, a slew of online marketing, organized promotions and ticket-buying incentives from the animal rights movement, and a glowing -- no, shimmering -- review from The New York Times, who would have thought the film adaptation of...
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NYC Trans Fat Update
(November 20th, 2006)
When he proposed a sweeping ban that would forbid restaurants in the city from offering foods which contain trans fats, New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden said replacing the fat would be easy. But soon after the American Heart Association condemned his plan, Frieden softened...
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Quotes Of The Week
(November 17th, 2006)
Echoing our observation from earlier in the week, Chicago Daily Herald columnist Mike Jackson is wondering aloud why the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) was so adamantly opposed to a new federal law combating animal-rights terrorism:
t's interesting to see the...
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Bird Flu Panic Re-ducks
(November 16th, 2006)
Worried that you've already seen the last of "reckless fake-u-mentary ratings grabs" trying to milk avian influenza hype for fear and profit? Fear not! The BBC has helpfully stepped in with a new "docu-drama" (read: bad reporting combined with bad acting), with news including this line:...
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Heart Doctors Take On NYC Trans Fat Ban
(November 15th, 2006)
New York City is sliding ever closer to a full-out ban on using trans fat in restaurants, the sort of move we have decried in the pages of both the New York Post and the New York Daily News. And now another voice has joined the chorus...
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