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Lettuce Ladies at the Barry Bonds Hearing

Written by PETA | December 14, 2007

There’s been so much going on this week that I never got a chance to mention it, but these pictures from the Barry Bonds hearing are just too good to pass up. PETA’s lovely lettuce ladies showed up to hand out faux-turkey sandwiches to bystanders and make the point that if we’re so concerned about hormones and growth-promoting drugs, we probably shouldn’t be eating animals who are pumped full of them in factory farms. I know it’s a wee bit of a stretch to try and connect this important point to baseball, but it’s a lot easier to make those mental leaps when the person making the point is friendly, scantily clad, and offering you lunch. I’m told that the demonstration went over very well, and the sandwiches were universally enjoyed—so nice work, girls. You can read more on the story in USA Today.

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  • Kristina says:

    Maya Thank you once again. As I said in another post I was about to write this whole blog off but I can’t. My whole point was to meet people such as yourself who were moderate well seemingly to help me educate myself on this topic. Personal attacks don’t bode well for either side. I have to say I would be more than happy to unleash my nasty tongue upon some people here but yes … that is not the point I hope ALL people on this blog realize that.

  • Maya, C.V.T. says:

    Very well said Kristina. I try to be calm and objective 100 percent of the time but I am a human being and I do react once in a while. My apologies. Let’s face it sticking to the facts is a lot less juicy than petty bickering. That’s why trashy Britteny Spears stories sell so well. So the temptation to let the conversation disintegrate into nastiness is always present especially in light of personal attacks. However as I said it’s really trashy and I’m not into that. I certainly can’t vouch for anyone else here but I far prefer rational debate scientific facts and conversation. I for one look forward to more of that Kristina.

  • Kristina says:

    Maya Ariel You are bickering about what degrees you have and how mature you are? I’v all ready become disenfranchised with this blog site. I wish I hadn’t … but it seems so quickly tha it becomes about who is right and not about the animals … someone prove me wrong ..

  • Maya, C.V.T. says:

    Ps to Ariel I have to admit your comments made me giggle. I’m not kidding I had a good laugh. For several reasons. For one you made some good points. I can contradict myself and be disrespectful. For that I apologize. Of course you would never be accused of showing respect to those to whom you are commenting. I hope with all my heart Ariel that you do stay around this blog for a very long time indeed. Your comments are more often than not quite extensive detailed and entertaining. Peace! Maya

  • Maya, C.V.T. says:

    Ariel you are so funny. I know you are very very jealous of anyone who speaks with authority and is younger than you. I know honey that’s it’s frustrating being an “animal lover” at 63 years old and having no formal training. But if you chose to be an alleged nurse that was your choice. It’s kinda too late for you to change careers. I’m not sure what you mean by being “authorized”…Jack has always willingly posted my comments it’s not as though I “hacked” them in. You should complain to Jack or PETA if you don’t like me being here. I have never ever claimed to represent or be an employee of PETA. I’m representing myself that’s all. If Jack wants a copy of my vet tech and wildlife rehabber certificate I will happily send him a copy. As for you you obviously have too much time on your hands and I’d worry you’d burn down my house if I showed it to you. Which brings me to my next point You Ariel are responsible for animals suffering because you try to drive away people who may be testing the waters here and may subconciously want to know if their treatment of animals is okay. When you rail against them you kill any chance of helping them treat animals better. It’s a shame you’ve made so many animals suffer.

  • Michele says:

    Ariel your comments were blunt but as you say the TRUTH! As always it is good to see you here. There have been many closeminded people on these blogs over the past year and Cochran is just one of them. Notice how lately he has been spewing out longwinded comments filled with ultratechnical scientific terms presumably to sound ohsoeducated?? NOT impressing us dude! Caboose sometimes seems to have a clue about PETA and its supporters but you’re right mainly he is incomprehensible or only talking about “firearms” don’t call them guns he will criticize you!!!!!. Rojo seems to be one of the very few “regulars” who does not seem to post comments just for the sake of causing trouble and may be more openminded than many of the other “anti’s” here. Ariel to you and all of the other wonderful RADICAL animal rights people here seasons greetings happy holidays and Merry Christmas!

  • Caboose says:

    Jeez Ariel cool it its not my fault you cant understand “R” “U” condensed phrases and leetspeak.

  • Ariel says:

    Cochran and Maya The reasons why you two click together so well is because both of you are from the same mold. Both of you are egotistical selfglorifying phonies hypocrits and REAL BS’ers. Both of you shove your ALLEDGED degrees down people’s throats and talk down to people as if you are SO superior. Also NEITHER of you were authorized by PeTA to comment as officials on this blog site as you think you are. And NEITHER of you are animal rights’ activists. Oh the great Maya who loves to often negatively criticize Ingrid the cofounderPres. of PeTA for 25 years and who has done more for ar’s in one year than Maya could ever do in a lifetime. The great Maya who is always giving her “authoritative” approval about PeTA IF Maya finds it to HER favor OR HER disapproval as if the great Maya could do much better. Oh but never ever disagree with the great Maya because she’ll get beside herself and give wisecracks. what was that about being respectful to each other? see Maya’s own comments. Anyway don’t turn to Cochran for that answer. Cochran himself stated TO MAYA that he knows he’s not wellliked on this blog site because of his nasty cocky egotistical arrogance. But now he’s hiding behind Maya’s skirt LYING in plain black and white and throwing bull just to sway people away from the TRUTH about animal rights’ And Maya is his cheerleader because she is not an ara either just likes to play authority figure about something that she does not have a deep commitment to because she is too selffocused. Therefore to her ara’s are “radical.” see her comment her meaning to be derogatory which PROVES she is NOT knowlegable about the ar’s movement Yes two people both alike have love for selfglorification and playing authority figures except Cochran is staunchly against ar’s and is deceptively influencing people especially newcomers and condescending Maya is NOT an ar’s activist. And obviously their great alledged degrees taught them NOTHING about discretion or being selfless. Cochran Tell the TRUTH about your goal which you mentioned a few times when you were on the hot seat. YOU said that your goal is to tell us YOUR views for us to consider the “other side” so that we won’t be so “narrowminded” and to “change” our “zealous religious beliefs”aka animal rights’ beliefs AND because you were upset about alledged “ara’s banging pots and pans near your property” because they scared away the animals that you wanted to hunt. quotes actual words Tell the truth how many times you changed the focus away from animals and ar’s when you whined and mocked activists. Tell the truth about how many times you are giving medical adviceopinion as UNverified doctor on a blog site of all places! Mike Q Since you had daily discussions with Cochran ever since the summer please tell this blog site how far you have gotten in changing any of Cochran’s views. And if you don’t mind would you please inform this forum how many times SO MANY ara’s each time he commented repeatedly had to defend ar’s due to his VERY vicious comments to the point where he became the main focus under each heading. Caboose Boring? Sorry but I’m not here to entertain you or anybody else. Now I’ll give you SOME critique on your comments 1. nobody knows what your talking about most of the time probably because you don’t know either therefore you have been ignored because you come across as being an irrational unintelligible juvenile. 2. your comments are often solely about guns therefore you are on the wrong blog site and are of NO interest to any ara. 3. you have yet to offer anything of importance to this ANIMAL RIGHTS’ blog site. The reason I am boring to you is because I take the suffering and torture of animals to be a VERY SERIOUS cause and because I am mature enough to know that. So untilif you ever become mature why don’t you hang out on a blog site that caters to juvenile nonsense. You’ll be a hit! Call this personal attacks call it what you will but this is an ANIMAL RIGHTS’ blog site which is a VERY SERIOUS movement and there is NO room in this movement for selfglorification BS’ers and nonsense. Try calling my comments the TRUTH!

  • Caboose says:

    Mike Sitting on a fence is uncomfortable Id rather sit on a chair in the middle of a WWI battleground inside a Pillbox eating rice krispies while watching the 2 sides fight Soooooo boring watching snails race is like HalfLife 2 compared to it Thats how much I dont like sitting on a fence.

  • Christopher Cochran MD says:

    Ariel You are obviously very commendably passionate about the plight of animals. You may continue to write long articles regarding how much you disdain me but I have decided to try and refrain from addressing personal criticism by reciprocating. I have used rudeness and petty comments in the past and I have elected to try my best to avoid them in the future. Critical comments are expected but I do not wish or intend to be pejorative. I will try to approach discussion here with honesty and integrity because these issues are also very important to me even though I have different opinions than most here about said issues. I hope that in the future you could direct your comments to the issues of animals and avoid posting solely for bashing me or anyone else. As you yourself have pointed out this blog is about animals. This is not my blog nor is it about me. All the best.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    You’re absolutely right Maya. Posters here that present in a reasonable manner an opposing view force a PETAphile to learn hisher stuff. This acquired knowledge only strengthens us and our beliefs. And maybe someone sitting on the fence may decide to take up the animals’ cause.

  • Christopher Cochran MD says:

    Mike I did not mean to imply that obesity is the cause of earlier menarche rather increased percentage body fat. Body fat is a very important predictor of menstruation. As the diets in developed countries become more caloric all calories not just dairy kids are becoming fatter earlier and menarche ages are falling. OK now I get it. The study was not random samples of demented people. The studiers wanted to see if the neurologists could pick out the diseases. The BSE patients being three out of fiftyfour patients were not randomly picked. They were loaded into the study to see if neurologists nearly twenty years ago could pick out the diseases. A lot has changed in twenty years fortunately but the prevalence and incidence of BSE in demented patients is most definitely not 5.6. More like less than one percent. The study did not use a random cross section rather diseases were placed to see if the neurologists could pick out the diseases by reading the medical chart on dead patients which would be tough I admit. So don’t worry Mike I am still more likely to be hit by space junk than to get BSE. I can come up with a lot of reasons for not eating fattened beef and pork but prion disease is still a weak argument. Maya I am certainly not offended by the comments and I’m not whining about them rather they seem irrelevant and a waste of time. They tend to be no less caustic than that fellow who was banned though. It seems he was banned for being purely antagonistic for the sake of antagonism which is most definitely not my goal. If people with different notions never discuss those notions nothing will ever change. Screaming cursing and insulting someone’s heritage will not change anything. Rather it will serve to galvanize divergent opinions. All the best on your educational endeavors.

  • Ariel says:

    Ana As always TRUE comments! You are absolutely right on target about Cochran being less abrasive ONLY because he fears he might go the way of Mars. And I know that you were being conservative by describing the way he used to pound you with insults. And I often noticed that he got his kicks from insulting ONLY females. Michele Excellent excellent post! And you are SO right about Cochran being phoney as it is clearly expressed in his latest post. What a crock indeed! I suspected he might try a new act yet it’s not really new “Who? Me?” but he didn’t disappoint me with his latetest phoniness that’s as transparent as clear glass. Just comments for general reasons After all the past months of reveling in receiving enormous amounts of personal attention all of a sudden Cochran wants the focus off him. Yet he still had to throw in a dig but in a milder form before he used to often claim outright that we are “religious zealots.” Now it’s “almost religious zealotry.” Actually Mars was booted off because it was nothing more than a daily antagonist for months. Cochran has also been a daily antagonist for months. But no matter how seemingly intelligent? he tries to come across now what ever he writes could very well be misconstrued as facts to newcomers due to him forever flashing his UNverified title and we ALL know he his PROFOUNDLY biased ANTIanimal rights’ and detests us and this movement with a deep burning passion. It’s understandable that there are antiviews on here BUT the MAJOR difference is Cochran’s mission from day one was and still is to try to debunk our beliefs and any credible UNbiased sources that enhances animal rights’ He even tried to debunk the highly acclaimed Dr. Neal Barnard Pres. of the PCRM and adjunct professor at George Washington U.! who of course promotes a veg. diet and is actively engaged in antivivisection activities. Otherwise there are absolutely NO reasonably logic reasons why Cochran continues to post on here almost every day especially with HIS same views that we have read beyond the point of ad nauseum practically verbatum and many of us addressed him accordingly. “ENOUGH” of him already! I agree it’s time for him to be booted off! As he even said himself when he was on the hot seat before the ONLY thing he favors about PeTA is that he is allowed to express HIS anti views on this blog site which have NOT changed one bit. So what he claimed he has learned on here I have no clue. Perhaps some of us “old timers” on here may recall Cochran initially telling us that he has so much respect love for the animals and his land that he ONLY hunted sparingly on his wellkept property. Then shortly thereafter he used to take delight in bragging to us about his many hunting travels. When the subject heading about lobsters was presented how ironic? Cochran just happened to return from a New England state where he totally enjoyed sucking down the lobsters. BS’er or what.

  • Caboose says:

    Ariel boring boring boring

  • Maya, Master's candidate, wildlife biology says:

    Cochran You are in absolutely on the wrong website if you are looking for nonpersonal comments. I don’t have to tell you this but PETA is a very radical organization and thus attracts those types. Get used to the personal attacks or you won’t enjoy your time here. I’ll say it again people commenting on this blog who actually care for animals should thank their lucky stars that non PETA folks join in the discussion. Do you really think that you can save any lives or save an animal from suffering if we only have hardcore PETA supporters here? Wake up this is the chance you’ve been waiting for! Talk to them!!!! As far as Chris stating his degree I see nothing wrong with it. Personally I learned to care for 2 barns full of horses beginning when I was 4 housed stray cats in my mom’s barn when I was 12 and worked in animal shelters for 10 years before I finally earned a degree. Before I was “Maya the poor sap who can’t afford a sandwich ’cause she works for minimum wage at a shetler” To “Maya CVT.” Now I’m in grad school. Pardon my French but I worked really hard to earn that fucking degree and I’m gonna use the title. Get used to it. I come to PETA’s site because they are the only animal rights group on Earth that actually cares about the “lowlifes” feral cats sharks lobsters snails you name it. On any other forum I’d be considered a nutjob for thinking that a lobster’s life was precious. Not here. I’m very thankful for PETA but I think we should all be more open minded and maybe a bit more thickskinned. And of course more respectful of each other!!!!!!!!

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Rojo In Canada we have not been faring as well as the U. S. assuming all cases are being reported there. There have been 11 Canadianborn cattle with BSE to date. Christopher I believed we agreed that the increase in weight of the Japanese girls was proportional to their height increase. Therefore obesity could not be a factor in their everearlier menarche. The huge increase in their dairy consumption has to be considered a prime suspect. I didn’t cite the Yale study in this particular forum but this may be what you’re looking for Manuelidis Elias E. and Laura Manuelidis. “Suggested Links between Different Types of Dementias CreutzfeldtJakob Disease Alzheimer Disease and Retroviral CNS Infections.” Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders 2 1989 100109. I believe this refers to the University of Pittsburgh study Diagnosis of dementia Clinicopathologic correlations Francois Boller MD PhD Oscar L. Lopez MD and John Moossy MD Article abstractBased on 54 demented patients consecutively autopsied at the University of Pittsburgh we studied the accuracy of clinicians in predicting the pathologic diagnosis. Thirtynine patients 72.2 had Alzheimer’s disease while 15 27.7 had other CNS diseases four multiinfarct dementia three CreutzfeldtJakob disease two thalamic and subcortical gliosis three Parkinson’s disease one progressive supranuclear palsy one Huntington’s disease and one unclassified. Two neurologists independently reviewed the clinical records of each patient without knowledge of the patient’s identity or clinical or pathologic diagnoses each clinician reached a clinical diagnosis based on criteria derived from those of the NINCDSADRDA. In 34 63 cases both clinicians were correct in nine 17 one was correct and in 11 20 neither was correct. These results show that in patients with a clinical diagnosis of dementia the etiology cannot be accurately predicted during life. NEUROLOGY 1989397679