Quote of the Week
(October 30th, 2009)
Last night in Los Angeles, Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) president Wayne Pacelle showed why he’s been able to turn a group that sounds as if it’s all about protecting puppies and kittens into an animal-rights lobbying force with talons. He’s looking to sink those talons...
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“Physicians Committee” Abuses the Law. Again.
(October 29th, 2009)
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a ridiculously misnamed animal rights group, filed a complaint with the USDA yesterday against a Massachusetts hospital that uses pigs in its trauma treatment training. PCRM claims the hospital’s use of pigs violates the federal Animal Welfare Act. But the...
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(October 28th, 2009)

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Crushing Beverage Tax Proposals
(October 27th, 2009)
Today, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution features us in a pro-con debate about whether health policy should include a sugar-sweetened beverage tax. The “pro” side is represented by an Emory University professor who argues that not only are consumer taxes on soft drinks (and alcohol) good, but they don’t go...
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Consumer Group Cautions Against Nanny-State Policies Discussed at Obesity Society’s Conference
(October 26th, 2009)

Washington - Today, as doctors descend upon Washington, DC for the Obesity Society's annual meeting to discuss government strategies to solve obesity, the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) is reminding Americans that weight is an issue of personal responsibility and that it should be treated as such by the...
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NO. Wrong to use tax code to punish soft drink makers and industries.
(October 26th, 2009)

Despite opposition from two-thirds of Americans, President Obama has latched onto exploring one proposal to raise billions of dollars for health care reform through so-called “lifestyle taxes” on soft drinks. Not only would a tax on pop (or food, or alcohol) generate big bucks, supporters claim, but it would...
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Hard-boiled animal activists could threaten vaccine supply
(October 26th, 2009)

In the post-9/11 world, the phrase "national security" conjures up images of dirty bombs, jihadists, white powder and biohazard labels. It should also bring to mind another picture: an egg.

As we enter flu season, scientists and public health officials are ramping up efforts to combat the expected rise...
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Cracking the Shell of Animal Rights Activism
(October 26th, 2009)
It’s flu season, and as The New York Times reports today, President Obama has declared the H1N1 flu outbreak a national emergency while supplies of H1N1 flu vaccines are lagging. People have even been camping out in front of doctors’ offices to get the in-demand injections. So what...
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‘PETA Tötet Tiere,’ and Other Useful German Phrases
(October 23rd, 2009)
When we translated our wildly popular “PETA Kills Animals” website into German, French, Italian, and Russian, we thought maybe—just maybe—a handful of consumers in a few of PETA’s biggest expansion markets might learn a bit about the new predator in town. But to our...
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Meet the Animal Rights Movement’s Rich Aunt
(October 22nd, 2009)
The deceptively named “Cancer Project” animal-rights group is at it again. This time its target isn’t hot dog makers, but grilled-chicken servers. The group, a branch of the PETA-linked Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), filed a lawsuit in Connecticut yesterday against three restaurant chains demanding warnings...
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