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No place at the table

June 15, 2011
The Daily Freeman Journal

To the editor:

It's a fanatical animal-rights ideology, not public health concerns, that drives Kathryn Strong and her employer (the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, or PCRM) to complain about meat and dairy subsidies. ["New USDA guide a step forward," June 13]

PCRM gets more than half of its funding from a single rich animal rights activist in Florida who is also PETA's single biggest donor. PCRM's president has called cheese "dairy crack," and once wrote that giving kids animal products "is a form of child abuse."

It's a good thing that the USDA's new "MyPlate" program emphasizes a balanced diet that includes fruit, vegetables, grains, and animal protein. If this teaches us anything, it's that animal-rights propaganda shouldn't have a place at the table.

Rick Berman

executive director,

Center for

Consumer Freedom

Washington, D.C.



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