Skip to comments.Activists: 'Ban Bacon from Ballparks,' 'Deadly as Smoking'
Posted on 05/26/2014 7:30:16 PM PDT by massmike
PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) has erected a billboard a mile from the Allentown Iron Pigs' ballpark, comparing bacon to cigarettes and declaring: "Keep Kids Safe: Ban Bacon from Ballparks."
The group has also sent letters to the Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski and the Pigs' owners, Joseph Finley and Craig Stein. One letter calls for the mayor's help "asking the Iron Pigs to stop glorifying bacon."
It also evokes the cigarette analogy:
"The team would never pass out free cartons of cigarettes to the children of the LeHigh Valley, yet they are providing open access to bacon crumbles and turning a family-friendly event into a public health crisis."
PCRM continued the cigarette theme in its letter to the team's owners letter to the team's owners:
"Consuming bacon and other processed meat products can be as deadly as smoking."
"When you glorify bacon, you're really glorifying cancer."
The letter also rebukes the team for "making headlines and selling out bacon-themed hats, jerseys, and pants."
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Bacon a day keeps Muslims away
I’d rather ban Health Nazis. I’m pro-choice when it comes to bacon.
These people need to have a few beers, chill out, and enjoy a bacon cheeseburger at the ball park.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine needs to keep their heads out of my ass unless I’m paying them to do otherwise.
"Give me an old fashioned,all-American dog!"~Barry Obama
I'm gettin' out my Baconator bazooka right now - it shoots 16 oz. sausages:
I can attest to the addictive nature of second-hand bacon aroma from a neighboring campsite!
I knew this was going to happen once they started legalizing gay marriage and marijuana.
These people are bat-sh!t crazy.
I wish we could ban stupidity, but then what would we have to laugh at?
What did Kevin do to deserve this ?
Think of the children! Everybody needs to start a tofu and leaf diet, it's the only thing that's healthy!
(do I really need /sarc?)
I wonder if this is the beginning of a nationwide banning of pork related products to placate the muslems These things always sound far-fetched at first.
At the risk of being flamed, how many of these are women who have nothing but time on their hands while their husbands work all day?
Good grief, there is a whole profession of “activists” out there that obviously have nothing else to worry about, but what everyone else is eating, thinking, doing. A bunch of busybodies.
Just for the general FYI: the PCRM is basically a vegan front group with close financial ties to PETA and their ilk. Their founder is indeed a doctor (Neal Barnard), but he’s been blasted by the AMA as perpetuating pseudo-science with some of his group’s positions.
I will say though, that Barnard gets a bump for tweaking the White House. In 2009, he paid for a billboard asking why President Obama’s kids got better lunches (at the oh-so-prestigious Sidewell school) than the rest of America’s school kids.
So yeah, I’m sticking with my bacon. Bet I’m healthier than most of the folks in the PCRM, too.
As always....it’s ‘for the children’.
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