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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 […]

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    PETA: Porno-mongers for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

    Posted August 17, 2011 at 12:00 am in Animal Rights Extremism, From CCF

    It’s been a while since we’ve written much about People for the "Ethical Treatment" of Animals (PETA), generally because the animal-rights group has turned into a circus sideshow. But today’s breaking news is too good to pass up. PETA’s lettuce-bikini activism is about to go online—only this time, sans garnish. That’s right—the Internet Corporation for Assigned […]

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    PETA Takes First (in Pet Killing)

    Posted July 20, 2011 at 12:00 am in Animal Rights Extremism, From CCF

    People for the “Ethical Treatment” of Animals (PETA), one of the country’s most notorious and obnoxious animal rights groups, kills thousands of adoptable cats and dogs every year. As it turns out, PETA also has the highest kill rate out of several shelters surveyed near its Norfolk, Virginia headquarters. (The same building where PETA has […]

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    A PETA Chef, Reinvented

    Posted June 23, 2011 at 12:00 am in Animal Rights Extremism, From CCF

    Today the Los Angeles Times published a profile of Tal Ronnen, the “vegan rock-star chef” who once persuaded Oprah to try a “vegan cleanse” for 21 days. (She eventually bailed on the experiment, explaining: “After four days everybody's like ‘How do you feel? How do you feel?’ I feel like I want a cheese sandwich. […]

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    Dr. Oz: Animal Rights Activist?

    Posted April 28, 2011 at 12:00 am in Animal Rights Extremism, Big Fat Lies, Celebrities, Food Police, Food Scares, From CCF, Meat, Seafood

    Daytime television’s self-promoting “YOU Doc” Dr. Mehmet Oz entertained us Wednesday with his assault on meat and dairy, offering up his talk show's couch to a vegan activist group that twists medical research to claim non-tofu proteins come with major health risks. In typical Oz fashion, he promised to tell his audience what they “need […]

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    Yes, PETA Still Kills Animals

    Posted March 18, 2011 at 12:00 am in Animal Rights Extremism, Big Fat Lies, From CCF

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) typically has a knack for making ugly things sexy (and vice-versa). Ironically, the radical animal rights group still hasn’t figured out a way to spin the fact that its own animal shelter has euthanized more than 25,000 homeless pets since 1998—so PETA prefers to keep it quiet. […]

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    Phony Physicians Committee Earns Itself Free Press (But not a Free Pass)

    Posted December 16, 2010 at 12:00 am in Animal Rights Extremism, From CCF

    Here we go again. The ridiculously misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM is a PETA front-group and a “physicians committee” in name only) has released another red-meat advertisement that bought it a juicy and succulent round of controversy. (That's not offensive, is it?) It seems Houston television stations haven't taken too kindly to the […]