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Dan Murphy: Even Chimps Eat Meat

Jul 20, 2018 by Dan Murphy
Meat is killing people and the planet.’ You’re conditioned to such rhetoric from diehard activists. But repeating a bunch of talking points is not what’s expected from a trained scientist.
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Phony Message; Fake Billboards?

Jul 18, 2018 by Dan Murphy
As is their wont, PETA is spinning the trade war currently threatening agriculture into another ‘Go Vegan’ PR stunt. But are their plans for billboards real, or as phony as their positioning?
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Dan Murphy: Another Imprudent Pardon

Jul 17, 2018 by Dan Murphy
The president has pardoned the two ranchers whose conviction on charges of setting a wildfire on BLM land triggered the Bundy Clan’s armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge.
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Dan Murphy: Old Wolves’ Tale

Jul 16, 2018 by Dan Murphy
Want to know most ranchers’ opinions about wolves? They’re predators that kill livestock and must be controlled, if not eradicated. Eco-activists argue the opposite. But both sides are dead wrong.
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Dan Murphy: Redefining GMOs

Jul 11, 2018 by Dan Murphy
Most people consider GMO foods to be a dangerous, toxic plague on American consumers. But what about biotech when applied to treat a deadly disease often triggered by our food choices?

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Dan Murphy: Blue Mood on the Farm

Jul 10, 2018 by Dan Murphy
It’s paramount that farms — especially smaller operations — stay in production, lest population growth and development swallow up arable acreage. But without any animals? Let’s hope not.
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Dan Murphy: Super Smart, but Super Bad

Jul 05, 2018 by Dan Murphy
Activist groups — one in particular — that demonize animal agriculture’s use of antibiotics have coined a new term in support of their mission, and it’s one that is super inappropriate.
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Dan Murphy: PETA is as Political as Ever

Jul 03, 2018 by Dan Murphy
The agitators at PETA are attempting to pretend they’re above the fighting that’s endemic to politics — but they just launched another politically motivated attack on ‘big-box’ pet stores.
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Dan Murphy: PETA Slams on Sled Dogs

Jun 29, 2018 by Dan Murphy
As a prominent sponsor of Alaska’s Iditarod sled dog race bows out, the firm claims it merely changed its marketing focus, while PETA takes credit for crippling ‘an egregiously cruel race.’
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Dan Murphy: Franco-Fight

Jun 28, 2018 by Dan Murphy
As tensions ratchet up over France’s ban on using ‘meat-related’ labeling for veggie analogs, butchers shops around the country are being vandalized by vegan activists.
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Dan Murphy: When Good News is a Downer

Jun 22, 2018 by Dan Murphy
Shouldn’t the industry be happy about a study suggesting red meat is a (potential) health food? Not when the context sounds like the disclaimers marketers use to justify eating junk food.