Entries by Douglas Anthony Cooper from 06/2012

David Frum's "Patriots": Revenge Served Hot

| Posted 06.06.2012 | Canada

Nobody is in a position to review David Frum's new novel, Patriots. You're either going to hate it for all the wrong reasons, or love it for all the wrong reasons. Set in D.C., the novel centres around Walter Schotzke, a likably louche trustafarian who is about to be swallowed whole by the populist right. Sound familiar? If so, it's because it is: Schotzke is no Frum, but there are clearly some autobiographical elements in this novel, thinly-veiled, and ready to deliver carnage to everything the ultra-right holds dear.

PETA: Fighting for Its Right to Kill

| Posted 06.14.2012 | Canada

2012-04-06-PETAfinalGREEN51.jpg PETA may soon lose the right to kill healthy pets. Currently, the headquarters of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in Norfolk, Virginia kills 97 per cent of the animals delivered into its care. Norfolk, however, may soon pass legislation to make the city a "No Kill" zone.

Why Is PETA Opposing No-Kill Animal Shelters?

| Posted 06.20.2012 | Canada

2012-04-06-PETAfinalGREEN51.jpgWhy is a so-called animal rights group willing to go to war over its right to kill healthy pets unnecessarily? "No Kill" -- defined as a euthanasia rate of not more than 10 per cent of a given shelter's pets -- has been achieved wherever it has been strictly implemented. Perhaps the most sickening aspect of PETA's assault on the No Kill movement is that it blocks groups from rescuing animals in high-kill shelters.