Animal Rights Extremism (page 119)

Granting Animals ‘Human Rights’

TIME magazine looks at Harvard law professor Steven Wise's bizarre campaign to secure "human rights" for certain animals like chimpanzees. TIME totally ignores Wise's long-term goal of granting human rights to even farm animals. In 1999, Wise told CNBC, "Animals on a farm are still decades away from even possibly getting legal rights," but that he was working on it.
Posted March 9, 2000 at 12:00 am

Vegetarians Seek USDA Approval

The anti-meat, anti-dairy nannies from U.S. Humane Society and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have joined together for a final push to change the USDA food pyramid. They want the "dairy group" name changed to "dairy and soy milk group" and they want the USDA dietary guidelines to "explicitly" promote vegan and vegetarian eating habits.
Posted March 6, 2000 at 12:00 am

PCRM Plays The Plague Card

Knight-Ridder News Service gives Murry J. Cohen of militant animal-rights group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine a free ride in a syndicated editorial. In effort to scare to public with baseless claims about meat and dairy products, Cohen writes: "As we fret over the possibility of a modern plague, we live a self-fulfilling prophecy by continuing to eat meat and other animal products." ("Eating responsibly in the age of the epidemic," Knight-Ridder, 3/1/00.)
Posted March 1, 2000 at 12:00 am

Denying Responsibility

When questioned about the rabid animal rights group's sometimes violent tactics, the leader of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' anti-fur campaign said, "I think that when PETA picks a target, it's hard to control what our members will do. We have 600,000 members across the world, and when something happens we hear about it after the fact." How convenient…
Posted February 28, 2000 at 12:00 am

But We Like Them Over Easy

Nannies in the federal government want to put labels on eggs telling you not to cook them over easy because of potential salmonella contamination. With an average of five deaths a year over the last 13 years from salmonella (none tied to bad eggs), the Plain Dealer correctly asks, "Is this worth a warning label on egg cartons and a government-sponsored scare campaign? That's not the sort of thing a taxpayer ought to get over easy."
Posted February 25, 2000 at 12:00 am

Anti-Meat Activists Put Pressure On School Menus

According to the Albany Times Union, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and other like-minded nannies are "waging the equivalent of a culinary Holy War against the use of dairy and meat products" in school lunchrooms. "They [PCRM] have this agenda that no one should eat animal products and they are not even doctors," says a Dairy Council spokesperson, correctly noting that a majority of the animal rights group's members are not doctors. ("Students target of a food fight," Albany Times Union, 2/22/00.)
Posted February 24, 2000 at 12:00 am

Research That Makes You Want To Hold You Nose

With help from the anti-industrial agriculture movement, professor Steven Wing has produced a highly questionable study claiming that industrial hog farms reduce the quality of life for people living near them and tend to affect their health. Following standard operating procedure for nannies, Wing offers no medical evidence to back his conclusions.
Posted February 11, 2000 at 12:00 am

Turning Point Attacks Factory Farming

In their ongoing campaign against modern technologies and agricultural methods, the nannies from the Turning Point Project took out another senseless full-page ad in today's New York Times attacking factory farming and GE foods.
Posted February 8, 2000 at 12:00 am

Chimps Are People, Too?

Harvard University's prestigious law school now offers an animal rights law class taught by long-time animal rights activist Steven M. Wise. Wise makes the ridiculous claim that a "person" is merely a technical term and under his view of common law, animals "should be legal persons."
Posted February 4, 2000 at 12:00 am

PETA Plays Health And Environment Cards

The radical animal rights activists at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have erected four billboards in New Hampshire asking, "If you choose to eat meat, why should I pay your hospital bills?" PETA says it hopes presidential candidates campaigning in the state will see "the need for a tax on meat" that could "pay for dietary education programs that would help reduce health care costs and save consumers' and animals' lives" and "pay for the meat industry's huge detrimental effect on the environment."
Posted February 2, 2000 at 12:00 am