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PETA & MEDICAL RESEARCH - MATT PATTERSON
Liberals love to slur conservatives as "anti-science." But when it comes to damaging life-saving scientific research, no one can top the ultra-liberal People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
PETA bills itself as "the largest animal rights organization in the world," and claims to be backed by more than 3 million "members and supporters." The organization raised more than $30 million in contributions in 2011. Sadly, PETA is using this war chest in part to fund a dangerous campaign against medical research.
Fred Smith questions why crony capitalists reach out to the policy community for help with shaping the policy debate. He also questions why true entrepreneurial capitalists do not.