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    The Daily Show Takes on PETA

    Posted February 17, 2012 at 6:03 pm in Animal Rights Extremism, From CCF

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) isn’t known for its sense of humor. PETA’s tongue was nowhere near its cheek when the group took up the cause of five performing whales at Sea World, arguing before a federal judge that the whales were slaves subject to emancipation under the Thirteenth Amendment to the […]

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    PETA’s (Killer) Whale of a Tale

    Posted February 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm in Animal Rights Extremism, From CCF

    The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is known for its bizarre media stunts, but its recent lawsuit just might take the cake. A California federal judge threw out PETA’s suit, filed on behalf of five orcas, claiming the animals’ rights are being violated under the 13th Amendment, which prohibits slavery. In reaction to the ruling, PETA argued that […]

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    PETA in Double Court Trouble?

    Posted February 7, 2012 at 6:01 pm in Animal Rights Extremism, From CCF, Trial Lawyers

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is taking to America’s courts to give animals legal “rights.” You might remember the utterly frivolous lawsuit filed by PETA against Sea World, which argued that the park’s famed killer whales were in fact “slaves” under the 13th Amendment. A federal judge in California held a hearing […]

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    Sorry, Ruby: PETA Killed Healthy Animals, Too

    Posted November 10, 2011 at 12:00 am in Animal Rights Extremism, Celebrities, From CCF

    Aussie model and PETA anti-fur campaigner Ruby Rose wrote today that she’s troubled by our investigation into People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA) animal-killing activities. Rose was "shocked" to find out that our accounting of PETA’s substantial slaughter of adoptable dogs and cats is accurate, but unfortunately she bought PETA’s spin that it only […]

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    Federal Court Tramples Three-Ring Legal Circus

    Posted October 31, 2011 at 12:00 am in Animal Rights Extremism, From CCF, Trial Lawyers

    We’ve been following the campaign that animal rights groups have been waging for nearly a decade in federal court against Feld Entertainment, parent company of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Animal rights activist groups claimed that the world’s largest circus was abusing elephants, but a federal court dismissed the complaint. The radicals […]

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    Hey PETA, The Constitution Wasn’t Signed With a Needle

    Posted October 26, 2011 at 12:00 am in Animal Rights Extremism, From CCF

    The suits (not to be confused with the scantily-clad women) at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are back in the news, this time for suing SeaWorld. Apparently, PETA’s “a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy” philosophy holds that the various orcas performing in the Shamu shows are “slaves,” so […]

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    Old Spice Guy 1, PETA 0

    Posted October 13, 2011 at 12:00 am in Animal Rights Extremism, From CCF

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is at it again. We’ve shown how this radical animal-rights group uses small share holdings to force companies to vote on its proposals and to distribute its message to shareholders. One of PETA’s latest gambits was aimed at Procter and Gamble (a company whose SEC proxy statement notes […]

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    It’s Shark Week for the Animal-Rights Lobby

    Posted September 30, 2011 at 12:00 am in Animal Rights Extremism, From CCF, Seafood

    PETA is known for many things, but good taste? Not one of them. The latest case in point: a billboard slated to go up in Sarasota that mocks a local man who was severely bitten in the thigh by a bull shark this week, landing him in intensive care. The ad features a shark gnawing […]

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    PCRM Pulls PETA-esque Publicity Stunt

    Posted September 28, 2011 at 12:00 am in Animal Rights Extremism, From CCF

    We had to laugh when we saw that the misnamed “Physicians Committee” for “Responsible Medicine” (yes, it’s deserving of all the scare quotes) put up a billboard in Wisconsin featuring the Grim Reaper wearing a cheesehead. The obvious message is that the Dairy State’s most notable and tastiest food product is a secret killer. Gee, […]

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    A Vegan Manifesto Wearing a Weight-Loss Halo

    Posted August 18, 2011 at 12:00 am in Animal Rights Extremism, Big Fat Lies, Food Police, From CCF, Meat, Seafood, The Green Fringe

    Neal Barnard, president of the deceptively named “Physicians Committee” for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), is hitting the road this month on a book tour to promote his 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart program. The casual observer might think this is yet another hardcover to fill up the self-help section. But if you know a thing or two […]