The Fur Flies in Opposite Directions at Boston Dailies

May 17, 2021

The professional provocateurs at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals took out a full-page ad in yesterday’s Boston Sunday Globe accusing researchers at UMass-Amherst of animal abuse.

 

 

According to PETA’s website, Taxpayer-Funded Lab Torments Imprisoned Monkeys, Drives Them Mad.

The University of Massachusetts–Amherst (UMass) tried to keep you from seeing this video. PETA sued, and we won. But before we even got the footage, the experimenter retired!

Now you can see what the school was trying to hide: Experimenters at four National Primate Research CentersOregon National Primate Research Center, Southwest National Primate Research Center, Washington National Primate Research Center, and the now-shuttered New England National Primate Research Center—were paid for two decades to study how being caged in laboratories affects monkeys. Our government dumped tens of millions of dollars into these atrocities—and has never even acted on what it learned.

This dustup has been going on for like forever.

Crosstown at the Boston Herald (not really – neither local daily actually resides in Boston right now), the fur was more filing than flying in this half-page ad.

 

 

Not to be mean but, c’mon – how many of the 22,000 surviving daily Herald readers do you think actually own fur coats? Then again, that package deal looks pretty good, no?


Globe’s New ‘Capital’ Section Delivers Capital Gains

June 6, 2014

When newspapers introduce new sections to their print editions, it’s always about one thing: advertising dollars. So as welcome as the Boston Globe’s new Capital section may be to us in a gubernatorial election year that also sees the U.S. Senate up for grabs, the full-page ads in today’s maiden voyage are even more welcome to the Globe.

Exhibit A, from the Friends of Mohegan Sun:

 

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Exhibit B, from Steward Health Care System:

 

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But it’s this one that especially caught the eye of the hardreading staff:

 

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And who, exactly, is Humane Watch? It’s our old pal Rick Berman, the self-proclaimed Dr. Evil who fronts for corporations that oppose public interest groups ranging from PETA to MADD.  (Berman’s funders are largely anonymous, but you can get some idea of them here.)

Caveat reader, yeah?