Livestock (page 6)

Cracking the Shell of Animal Rights Activism

It’s flu season, and as The New York Times reports today, President Obama has declared the H1N1 flu outbreak a national emergency while supplies of H1N1 flu vaccines are…
Posted October 26, 2009 at 12:00 am

‘PETA Tötet Tiere,’ and Other Useful German Phrases

When we translated our wildly popular “PETA Kills Animals” website into German, French, Italian, and Russian, we thought maybe—just maybe—a handful of consumers in a…
Posted October 23, 2009 at 12:00 am

Meet the Animal Rights Movement’s Rich Aunt

The deceptively named “Cancer Project” animal-rights group is at it again. This time its target isn’t hot dog makers, but grilled-chicken servers. The group, a branch of the…
Posted October 22, 2009 at 12:00 am

PETA Stunts Are Still Trashy

Targeting elementary school children with a bloody elephant character? That was so last week. This week, PETA put up a billboard in the United Kingdom featuring a child…
Posted October 14, 2009 at 12:00 am

The Locavore’s New Clothes?

Author James McWilliams has stirred the pot with his new book Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly. In it, he takes…
Posted September 29, 2009 at 12:00 am

HSUS Targets Ohio in Political Cockfight

 The animal-rights industry is pushing back against Issue 2, a ballot initiative in Ohio that would create a board to develop statewide standards for livestock care. But even if…
Posted September 22, 2009 at 12:00 am

One Step Closer to a PETA White House

Yesterday, the Senate voted 63-35 to invoke cloture on the nomination of animal rights activist Cass Sunstein to be the nation’s new “regulatory czar,” which means the Senate can…
Posted September 10, 2009 at 12:00 am

“Nudging” America to Give Up Meat

The number of animals and plants protected by the federal Endangered Species Act is about to increase dramatically. For Cass Sunstein, radical animal-rights activist and nominee for…
Posted September 3, 2009 at 12:00 am

Vegan Activists Have Egg On Their Face

Vegan activist group Mercy for Animals (MFA) released a video yesterday (viewer discretion advised) showing a behind-the-scenes look at an egg hatchery in Iowa. Among other things, the video…
Posted September 2, 2009 at 12:00 am

TIME Out of Bounds on Agriculture Reporting

TIME reporter Bryan Walsh took a cue from his friends behind Food, Inc. and hyped an impending food crisis in this week’s magazine cover story. But if you’re looking…
Posted August 24, 2009 at 12:00 am