Livestock (page 12)

Bird Flu Panic Re-ducks

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…
Posted November 16, 2006 at 12:00 am

Animal Rights Protest: Lie Down For A While

Capitalizing on the ability of twenty-somethings to remain motionless for prolonged periods of time, a horde of animal rights groups — including People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals…
Posted September 25, 2006 at 12:00 am

Who Will Save The Animals From The Activists?

For a movement that claims to value animals on a par with people, animal-rights radicals sure have been killing a lot of fish. Police in Oban,…
Posted September 21, 2006 at 12:00 am

Foie Gras Follies, Chicago-Style

Foie-gras-loving foodies in the City of the Big Shoulders are contemplating their options this morning, as their much-maligned duck liver is now officially contraband.
Posted August 23, 2006 at 12:00 am

The Extremism Behind The Soundbite

Claiming a shift in consumer demand, Whole Foods Market decided last week to sell only pre-killed lobster meat, around the same time that The Miami Herald ran a…
Posted June 20, 2006 at 12:00 am

Putting People Over Poultry

Animal-rights fanatics have become increasingly adept at media spin. Nowadays, if given a platform by the press, they frame their “animal liberation” activities as compassionate as well as protected by…
Posted May 26, 2006 at 12:00 am

ABC Flu Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

Didn’t catch the bird-flu panic-o-rama TV movie on Tuesday? You’re not alone. It seems ABC may have counted its chickens before they hatched. The network’s “Fatal Contact: Bird…
Posted May 11, 2006 at 12:00 am

Chicagoans Force-Fed Animal Rights Nonsense

Ducking the opportunity to stand up to animal-rights extremists, the Chicago City Council voted on Wednesday to outlaw the sale of the delicacy foie gras. The…
Posted April 28, 2006 at 12:00 am

A Bird Flu In The Hand…

Today The Washington Post published a panic-stricken editorial on American hospitals’ inability to handle all the victims of an entirely hypothetical flu outbreak. The predictions of a drastic…
Posted April 21, 2006 at 12:00 am

Food Fears Fizzle, Yet Activists Advance Agendas

Big news: mad cow scares aren’t big news any more. Last night Reuters reported that out of The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times,…
Posted March 15, 2006 at 12:00 am