Enjoy Halloween candy despite the food cops
(October 31st, 2011)
It's nothing new to see Halloween under fire from religious fundamentalists who believe the day promotes devil worship, but now Oct. 31 has a new enemy: public health activists. The notorious Center for Science in the Public Interest, the mother … Continue reading
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Federal Court Tramples Three-Ring Legal Circus
(October 31st, 2011)
We’ve been following the campaign that animal rights groups have been waging for nearly a decade in federal court against Feld Entertainment, parent company of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Animal rights activist groups claimed that the world’s largest circus was abusing elephants, read more here »

Health Foods, or Slick Marketing?
(October 28th, 2011)
We’ve long been skeptical of the health halo of “organic” foods. We’ve seen overwhelming evidence that the claims that “organic is better for you” or better for the environment to be questionable, and it’s not like organic food is immune to the same contamination...
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Local Shelters Agree: Humane Society of the United States Shortchanging Nation’s Pet Shelters
(October 27th, 2011)
The recent release of the Center for Consumer Freedom’s (CCF) 50-state report, “Not Your Local Humane Society,” reminds Americans not to be fooled by the Humane Society of the United States’ (HSUS) advertising and to donate locally to the needy … Continue reading
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HSUS Knows There’s a Pet Shelter Problem (But Would Rather Harass Farmers)
(October 27th, 2011)
We’re back in the news, this time in North Platte, Neb. for revealing that the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) donates less than 1 percent of its budget to support pet sheltering.  Instead, the $200 million national lobby group prefers to pressure farmers in...
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Hey PETA, The Constitution Wasn’t Signed With a Needle
(October 26th, 2011)
The suits (not to be confused with the scantily-clad women) at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are back in the news, this time for suing SeaWorld. Apparently, PETA’s “a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy” philosophy holds that the various...
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Celebrate “Food Day” with a Bologna Sandwich
(October 24th, 2011)
Today is a day that only comes once a year. No, not the day retailers forget Halloween and Thanksgiving and put out their Christmas decorations even earlier than last year. Today is Food Day. And by “once a year” we mean that it died out in the 1970s until...
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Humane Society values politics over pet shelters
(October 22nd, 2011)
By: Rick Berman Newspaper: Columbia Daily Tribune In response to the Oct. 11 opinion piece “State barking up the wrong tree,” if the Humane Society of the United States is so concerned about pet shelters’ finances, it should pony up … Continue reading
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Humane Society values politics
(October 22nd, 2011)
In response to the Oct. 11 opinion piece “State barking up the wrong tree,” if the Humane Society of the United States is so concerned about pet shelters’ finances, it should pony up instead of leaving them out in the … Continue reading
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CCF in the News: HSUS Called to Account
(October 21st, 2011)
Our Humanewatch project is creating quite a stir with its findings that less than two-fifths of one percent of Humane Society of the United States donations supports the operations of local pet shelters. This is despite the fact that in a national poll 70 percent of respondents...
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