Thursday, April 24, 2003

Every shape and size

The “Weenies” are getting more creative all the time. David Cantor, Executive Director of Responsible Policies for Animals has initiated a letter writing campaign to at least 20 universities around the United States. The following is what it says, or read entire story printed in the University of Arizona Wildcat Daily.

Cantor called for an immediate halt to the animal sciences program in the letter, writing, "All involved are linked to those atrocities since all activities in the animal and agribusiness industries, including education and training, are interrelated."

Fundraising at any price seems to be the objective of all of these groups. We need to get much more creative in finding ways to get the media to do news story on us. You have got to wonder if they have any clue that food on the shelves doesn’t just show up? Do they ever have that thought?

He’s back

I am noticing a pattern here. If you will remember it was last year this time Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. went on his wide spread speaking tour “promoting himself” as the environmental icon. April, here he is again. Why April? Just enough time before August grant writing deadlines to prove accomplishments. Yesterday he spoke at Cornell University. This quote sums up his tactics; he like any other non-fact based activist group is the master of emotion. Read entire story from the Cornell Daily Sun, but check out the statement below. Find me one, just livestock producer Bobby that has a desire to be Saddam Hussein? I think it is time for me to start showing up again…

"Saddam Hussein, Adolf Hilter, and Mussolini were great capitalists. That's what will happen if we let [environmental law] go," he said. "We are heading down the path to fascism."