A Seattle-like coalition of trade unionists, religious leaders, environmentalists, farmers, animal rights activists, and anarchists is gathering in Millau, France to protest at the trial of professional rabble-rouser and anti-choice…
Long time animal rights activist Paul McCartney is attacking fast food, recently writing that the "Junk Food Generation" is "eating themselves to death" by living on a "diet of burgers." ("Profile: The vegetarian," The Independent - London, 6/25/00.)
If you are against eating chicken, what could be wrong with an advertising campaign encouraging the eating of beef? Those nutty birds at United Poultry Concerns apparently have a problem with Burger King's very amusing campaign featuring characters from Chicken Run.
The Santa Fe New Mexican gives organic livestock producers a shot of free advertising when reporter Lynn Cline unfairly disparages conventional food and genetically engineered innovations. Not only do standard production technologies get a bad rap, but CSPI, Greenpeace, Union of Concerned Scientists and other nannies suffer no rebuttals to their fear-mongering efforts to restrict our food choices. ("What's In Your Beef?" The Santa Fe New Mexican)
Los Angeles Times writer Booth Moore berates the anti-choice People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for its latest campaign against McDonald's, saying, "[I]ts tactics not only alienate people who might be sympathetic, but also exploit children in a totally unethical way. I think it's time for a PETA strategy overhaul."
The radical animal rights group, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), continues to decry the government's new dietary guidelines because of supposed catering "to the meat and dairy lobbies." What PCRM doesn't tell you about its new "alternative" dietary guidelines is that they were created not by a group of "unbiased" dieticians, but by the anti-choice group's board members.
A Sunday op-ed in the Washington Post is the latest in a choreographed assault on meat. The factually obscured case of a young Nebraskan's bout with salmonella so frightened the writer that she publicly voiced fear about feeding her children meat, and in doing so may have unnecessarily frightened many other parents. For an interesting discussion of the intense scientific controversy behind these headlines, read Steve Milloy's piece at junkscience.com.