Showing posts with label animal rights. Show all posts
Showing posts with label animal rights. Show all posts

Baylen Linnekin: Right-to-Farm Debate Heats Up

All you need to know about right-to-farm laws. If I asked you to think of an agricultural-law issue that’s been making news in states across the country recently, you’d probably throw up your hands in the air. Maybe you’d shrug and suggest something to do with genetically modified food (GMO) labeling. And if I told you, as I am, that the answer to   ... MORE

Cecil Was One Of Us. No, Wait, He Was Just A Lion

by Harry Goslin. The irrational, overly-emotional and childlike reaction to the killing of a lion in Africa is another example of why Americans will be forever in the dark about what’s important in the world and what’s not. It’s these kinds of silly, irrelevant stories that especially gets the lip-quivering left up in arms and unfortunately dominates the    ... MORE

John Stossel: Green Lies

Propaganda piece "Blackfish" is full of lies.      Millions go to SeaWorld to learn more about sea life and get closer to killer whales. But fewer go now because the documentary "Blackfish" exposed what one reporter called "the darker side" of SeaWorld. The movie, which CNN bought and ran over and over, tells how greedy businessmen take  ... MORE

Obama's Scorched Bird Policy To Fight Climate Change

Solar farm efficient at frying passing birds.      Environmentalists have hit out at a giant new solar farm in the Mojave Desert as mounting evidence reveals birds flying through the extremely hot 'thermal flux' surrounding the towers are being scorched. After years of regulatory tangles around the impact on desert wildlife, the Ivanpah Solar  ... MORE

Environmentalist Wackos 1 Animal Rights Activists 0

Steven Dinan on govt-permitted eagle chopping.    The Interior Department says it will change the rules and issue permits that would let wind farms kill eagles for up to 30 years, or six times longer than the current permits allow. Wind farms — the fields of windmill turbines that dot the landscape — kill about 440,000 birds of all species every   ... MORE

Man Facing Charges For Self-Defense Against Bear

What would they have done to Daniel Boone?       A 76-year-old Auburn, Massachusetts man Richard Ahlstrand had spotted a black bear in his backyard last Thursday around his bird feeders. On Friday, he went to fill up his bird feeders, and as a precaution, he took his shotgun. Sure enough, the black bear showed up and started to chase the old   ... MORE

Steve Chapman: What's Worse Than Horse Slaughter?

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.   When it comes to government action, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Hold down gasoline prices to help motorists, and you create shortages. Punish landlords to protect tenants, and apartments get harder to find. Invade Iraq to spread freedom, and you get civil war.        ... MORE

Tracie Cone: Bill Would Ban Lead Ammunition In California

Inmates are running the asylum.     Environmentalists are pushing legislation to ban lead ammunition in California to prevent toxins from poisoning scavengers that eat animal remains left by hunters. Final language of the bill was introduced Monday by Assembly Member Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, who said the legislation would remove a    ... MORE

Animal Rights Legislation Would Make Eggs A Luxury Food

Government regulators could price you out of breakfast. One day soon, America could wake up to a dozen eggs costing $8 or more.  And unless you are involved in some aspect of farming or agriculture, you would never know that egg prices are about to skyrocket or the reason why.  With food prices already increasing due to high grain and fuel costs   ... MORE

Greg Moran: Judge Weighs PETA's Whale Slavery Lawsuit

A new emancipation proclamation?   A federal judge appeared skeptical Monday of arguments that the killer whales that perform at SeaWorld are being held as slaves and that their confinement violates the constitutional ban on slavery. After an hour of arguments, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Miller said he would take the case under advisement and   ... MORE

James Taylor: Finding Big Foot, Finding Global Warming

Global warming is causing mutant sharks.   “I DO think there’s a ‘squatch in these woods ….” What the heck has happened to science on television? Animal Planet has a show called “Finding Bigfoot,” with a guy looking like he just cleaned out all the pork rinds at the Piggly Wiggly telling us he believes “there’s a “squatch” in these woods….” “Sasquatches DO ... MORE

Battles Over Endangered Species Are All Too Human

by Katerine Magnu-Ward. Wolves are notoriously slow to hire lobbyists. Lichen doubly so. It's no surprise, then, that the Endangered Species Act is a law written by humans and used for human ends. Ever since the act's 1973 debut, supporters and opponents have accused each other of playing politics with the fates of nearly extinct plants and animals. To be fair, both sides are usually ... MORE