Archives: Letters

Don’t mistake HSUS

(April 7th, 2013)
By: Rick Berman Newspaper: Lexington Herald Leader The complaints from the Humane Society of the United States (not affiliated with any Kentucky humane societies) about the state Board of Agriculture’s standards on animal care have no credibility (“Agriculture board approves livestock … Continue reading
By: Rick Berman Newspaper: The Journal-Standard The Humane Society of the United States is making misleading statements in an attempt to deceive readers about its effectiveness. According to the American Institute of Philanthropy, HSUS spends as little as 50 percent of … Continue reading
By: J. Justin Wilson Newspaper: The News Tribune The causes of obesity are far more complex than the occasional soft drink. Obesity is caused by an energy imbalance between calories consumed and calories burned, not a particular food or beverage … Continue reading

Healthy lifestyles

(September 26th, 2012)
By: J. Justin Wilson Newspaper: Chicago Tribune Despite the scary headlines, it is highly unlikely that more than half of Illinoisans will be clinically obese in 2030. The report was generated using statistical assumptions to promote social engineering like the … Continue reading

Pregnant pigs treated humanely

(September 20th, 2012)
By: Rick Berman Newspaper: The Baltimore Sun  The vegan proselytizers at Mercy for Animals, PETA, and the Humane Society of the United States have propaganda campaigns claiming that housing pregnant pigs in individual maternity pens is inhumane, but their shrill screeds aren’t backed up by … Continue reading
By: Rick Berman Newspaper: Des Moines Register In the debate over the use of individual maternity pens for pregnant pigs, it’s important that we listen to the true experts: Veterinarians and farmers. Animal rights activists like Wayne Pacelle of the … Continue reading
By: Rick Berman Newspaper: Deseret News I’m writing to clarify for readers that the Humane Society of the United States, or HSUS, recently mentioned in a Deseret News story, is not to be confused with local humane societies or pet … Continue reading

Tax ideas lack fizz

(August 12th, 2012)
By: J. Justin Wilson Newspaper: The San Diego Union-Tribune It’s good that the U-T San Diego editorial board cut through broke cities’ spin and called proposed soda taxes what they really are: “scams.” There’s no evidence that a soda tax … Continue reading
By: Rick Berman Newspaper: Ashbury Park Press In reference to the Aug. 3 letter, “Don’t let lobbyists scramble the egg bill,” the goal behind the so-called Egg Products Inspection Act isn’t to improve the welfare of hens as much as … Continue reading

Cherry-picks data

(August 4th, 2012)
By: J. Justin Wilson Newspaper: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  “Doctors against milk” may sound like a compelling “man bites dog” story, but the reality is utterly pedestrian. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is an animal rights group, not a mainstream source … Continue reading