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Let Them Eat Tofu

Save the cows! At the expense of the obese!

The late Dr. Robert Atkins is being smeared for his alleged obesity at the time of his death, by a phony doctors organization that has been exposed as a front group for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and has been censured by the American Medical Association (AMA). The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has taken in over $1 million from PETA and the animal rights movement. PCRM and PETA also share office space, board members, and staff.

The AMA has formally censured PCRM in the past, calling its recommendations “irresponsible” and “potentially dangerous to the health and welfare of Americans.” The AMA has also called PCRM a “fringe organization” that uses “unethical tactics” and is “interested in perverting medical science.”

PCRM’s attacks on diets including meat, fish and dairy foods, and its constant demands for a vegetarian America are rooted in an animal-rights philosophy.

Now I can’t speak to the effectiveness of Atkins, or any other diet. But the idea that PETA would use a false front to protect such “endangered” species as cattle and trout isn’t a hard one to swallow.

And the notion that they’d do it regardless of any possible harm to humans battling weight problems, doesn’t even require any chewing.