Livestock (page 4)

U.N. Walks Back Meat and Climate Change Report

Yesterday, we reported that University of California-Davis researcher Dr. Frank Mitloehner has documented a major flaw in a 2006 United Nations report about greenhouse gas emissions from livestock producers.
Posted March 24, 2010 at 12:00 am

“Meatless Mondays” Campaign Relies on Hazy Climate Claims

With the announcement this week that Quebec will soon begin promoting “Meatless Mondays,” anti-meat activism got a significant boost. As usual, news stories about the campaign cited sketchy figures…
Posted March 23, 2010 at 12:00 am

Seeing the Shadow of the Animal Rights Movement

Think Groundhog Day is safe from the wingnut antics of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)? Think again. PETA has sent a letter to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club,…
Posted February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am

Farmer Brown Stands Up to (Animal Rights) Bullies

Farmers get a bad rap. They work their fingers to the bone to feed us, and most Americans have never even met one. They sink their savings into one of…
Posted January 22, 2010 at 12:00 am

“Chef” Pollan’s Daily Special: Lousy Advice

Self-styled food guru Michael Pollan’s latest rant against modern farming, Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, lists 64 rules for healthy eating. Pollan says they are meant to be taken as…
Posted January 19, 2010 at 12:00 am

HSUS Got a C-Minus

Sometimes it’s hard to listen to the self-serving hacks at the deceptive “Humane Society” of the United States (HSUS) jabber about how pure of heart they are. Despite…
Posted January 13, 2010 at 12:00 am

Taking the “Human” out of “Humane”

We took a look last week at some details of the 2008 tax return filed by the deceptive Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The filing…
Posted January 5, 2010 at 12:00 am

Court Decision Bullhooks HSUS Executive

Yesterday, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against the Ringling Bros. circus brought by a herd of animal activist groups, including the Fund for Animals (FFA), now a branch…
Posted December 31, 2009 at 12:00 am

Unpacking the HSUS Gravy Train

There are only two things certain in life, as the saying goes, and a byproduct of one of them requires nonprofit organizations to file paperwork with the IRS. So…
Posted December 30, 2009 at 12:00 am

People for the Ethical Treatment of Plants?

You might remember the vegan screed in The New York Times around Thanksgiving that accused meat-eating Americans of being uncaring in their dining preferences. And before that, you might recall Jonathan Safran Foer’s …
Posted December 23, 2009 at 12:00 am