HSUS Fundraising Machine Hurts Local Animal Shelters
(April 30th, 2010)
We have reported how the “Humane Society” of the United States (HSUS) uses misleading advertising to make donors believe that contributions to the organization will go to local hands-on pet shelters. On the contrary, HSUS seems more interested in cows and pigs than dogs and cats. The group...
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Salt Shakedown Faces Scrutiny
(April 29th, 2010)
A national poll released by Rasmussen Reports on Monday reveals that a majority of Americans oppose an FDA takeover of how much salt restaurants and food makers can put in food. As we put it to The Wall Street Journal this week, bureaucratic meddling in salt is “ read more here »

Food Police Target Kids’ Toys
(April 28th, 2010)
Santa Clara County’s board of supervisors despondently voted 3-2 yesterday to ban toys in Californian restaurant meals marketed to kids that exceed a certain amount of calories. The purpose, said the measure’s sponsor, is to fight obesity. Get it?  They’re banning toys for kids…for the children. Given the twisted...
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Soda Taxes Take a Hit
(April 27th, 2010)
It's a bad week to be an anti-soda activist. In New York, a Big Apple physician penned an editorial against the Governor’s proposed soft drink tax, writing that there’s no authoritative science to back up its promised health benefits (something we’ve been saying for a good long while).  Elsewhere in...
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Animals > People?
(April 26th, 2010)
Even if animal research resulted in a cure for AIDS, we’d be against it,” People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) co-founder Ingrid Newkirk has famously said. With abolition in mind, PETA has long waged its crusade against using animals for (human) life-saving medical research,...
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Iowa Congressman Calls Out HSUS
(April 23rd, 2010)
Yesterday was Earth Day, and we felt it was an apt time to clear the air over at The Daily Caller about the PETA-fueled myth that eating meat causes ecological destruction. But more importantly, Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) penned his own piece on the animal-rights “Humane Society”...
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Salt Assault Heads Down Slippery, Grainy Slope
(April 22nd, 2010)
The big news this week is that salt is officially the latest target in the national fight to control the American diet. The Washington Post originally reported on Tuesday that the FDA is moving to seek mandatory restrictions on how much salt can be in foods. The FDA denied this strategy read more here »

Consumer Group: The American Museum of Natural History Is Wrong About Tuna and Mercury
(April 21st, 2010)

The nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom is criticizing research released today by the American Museum of Natural History, which raises an undue level of concern about trace levels of mercury in sushi-grade tuna. The report is correct to observe that mercury levels vary across different tuna species; but in...
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Dredging Up Sushi Scares
(April 21st, 2010)
Today the American Museum of Natural History and researchers at Rutgers University with longstanding ties to seafood scare campaigns are reporting the results of some tuna sushi analysis in the journal Biology Letters. Analyzing the trace mercury levels of fish samples from restaurants and supermarkets, they warn that...
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Watchdog Group: PETA’s Shower Protest is All Wet
(April 20th, 2010)

The nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) is criticizing PETA’s anti-beef "naked shower" protest planned for this afternoon in Birmingham, at the intersection of at the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and 20th Street South. The protest demonstrates that the animal rights group's employees either aren't terribly good at math,...
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