Should We Sit Down with HSUS in Common Cause

Chuck Zimmerman 56 Comments

Many eyebrows were raised during Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s speech at the AFBF convention yesterday. It was really a stand out moment in an otherwise pretty good speech and I wonder what you think about it. The photo is from his press conference following the closing session. Sec. Vilsack was talking about creating strategic alliances and reaching out to …

AFBF, Ag Group, Animal Activists, Audio, USDA, Vegetarians, Wackos

Do Vegetarians Have Smaller Brains?

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Scientists at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford, have discovered that going veggie could be bad for your brain – with those on a meat-free diet six times more likely to suffer brain shrinkage. The study involved tests and brain scans on community-dwelling volunteers aged 61 to 87 years without cognitive impairment at enrolment, over a …

Beef, Poultry, Vegetarians

Why Is Everyone Hating on Meat?

Joanna Schroeder 1 Comment

Many of us still have the sting of “Michigan’s Meat Out Day” on our mind. Among the purported reasons for reducing (or eliminating) meat from your diet are to save the Earth from global warming, (cows fart you know), reduce chronic disease, save you money at the grocery story, cure and prevent cancer and prevent childhood obesity. While I will …

Opinion, Vegetarians

HSUS Lays An Egg In Iowa

Chuck Zimmerman 2 Comments

Apparently only some media were allowed to attend a Humane Society of the United States “news” conference this morning in Des Moines, IA. But a post on a Des Moines Register blog says that it was “closed to journalists.” Now how can you have a news conference if you don’t allow media to attend? This photo, provided via Facebook and …

Animal Activists, Animal Health, Poultry, Vegetarians, Wackos

HSUS Feeling Heat in N.Y. Times

Chuck Zimmerman 1 Comment

The Center For Consumer Freedom is dialing up the heat on the Humane Society of the United States. This is their full page ad that’s appearing in today’s New York Times. It highlight’s “the failure of the Humane Society of the United States to devote a significant amount of money to supporting America’s underfunded pet shelters. The ad explains that …

Animal Activists, Vegetarians, Wackos

Cattle Company Forces Change in Michael Pollan University Lecture

Amanda Nolz 1 Comment

Finally, someone puts some pressure on Michael Pollan. He’s scheduled to speak at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in an unopposed keynote speech for college students geared on the topic of animal agriculture and food production. However, in a recent article in the Triple Pundit, sources revealed that David Wood, chairman of the Harris Ranch Beef Co., urged the university …

Beef, Media, Vegetarians