It’s been almost a whole month since I exposed the fact that both PCRM and PETA are providing front-page links on their websites to the American Dietetic Association, a beef/dairy industry front group funded by the National Dairy Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Assocation. When I discovered this, I wrote an email to PCRM and kindly asked them to remove the ADA link if they valued their credibility. Surprisingly, PCRM emailed me back and “appreciated” my concerns about the link to the ADA as it relates to PCRM’s vegetarian/vegan philosophy. However, just a couple days ago, I decided to visit PCRM’s website, and low and behold, the link is still there.
Screenshot taken today (click on image for full size):
PCRM prides itself as a “vegan” advocacy group. Unfortunately, due to the fact that they are still shilling for a beef/dairy industry front on their front page, it is clear that mainstream vegetarian/vegan advocacy has been co-opted by the beef/dairy industries that vegetarian/vegan advocacy groups claim to be against. Or has the vegetarian/vegan movement ALWAYS been co-opted by the beef/dairy industries?
And many members of PETA are shilling for the American Dietetic Association. In fact, check out the search results for ADA and American Dietetic Association.
I left the following comment on this PETA blog post. It has yet to be approved, and I highly doubt that it will be approved. The comment:
Darth Chaos Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
August 29th, 2010 at 4:38 pmYou do know that the American Dietetic Association is funded by the beef and dairy industries, right?