it's no secret as to my stand on PETA activists. their "information" is usually heavily exaggerated. last time i checked on their website, they were claiming that cattle production led to soil erosion. okay, you can get from point A to point B in that idealogy, but you have to travel through several other points to get there. their logic was quite flawed.
their argument was that by raising corn to feed cattle soil erosion was becoming a huge problem. for their data, they are ignoring that in most production agriculture, soil conservation has been in place for 10 -15 years. they also ignore that corn and soybeans can be used for other things, such as ethanol fuels, soydiesel, soy crayons... all very safety/environmentally supportive products.
they also claim that feeding children meat is a form of child abuse because it causes to obesity. contributes might be a better word. portion control contributes to obesity. man has been eating meat for more than 2000 years and obesity has become an epidemic in the last 100 years or less.
for saving animals from cruel conditions in testing facilities i commend them. for their weak attacks on the agricultural community... pfftt...