Archive: Dec 2009

Court Decision Bullhooks HSUS Executive

Yesterday, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against the Ringling Bros. circus brought by a herd of animal activist groups, including the Fund for Animals (FFA), now a branch…
Posted December 31, 2009 at 12:00 am

Unpacking the HSUS Gravy Train

There are only two things certain in life, as the saying goes, and a byproduct of one of them requires nonprofit organizations to file paperwork with the IRS. So…
Posted December 30, 2009 at 12:00 am

Merry Christmas from CCF!

We hope you’re enjoying some quality time with your families (and finishing that last-minute shopping). The Christmas season is a fitting time to reflect on our common gift of personal…
Posted December 24, 2009 at 12:00 am

People for the Ethical Treatment of Plants?

You might remember the vegan screed in The New York Times around Thanksgiving that accused meat-eating Americans of being uncaring in their dining preferences. And before that, you might recall Jonathan Safran Foer’s …
Posted December 23, 2009 at 12:00 am

Clifford the Big Red Climate Changer?

Following on the heels of the climate change summit in Copenhagen, the Agence France-Presse newswire reports that two New Zealand researchers have identified a major source of carbon emissions –…
Posted December 21, 2009 at 12:00 am

Fructose Facts Finally Found?

We’ve debunked several persistent misunderstandings about high fructose corn syrup, like the unfounded notion that scientific studies of pure fructose are relevant to high fructose corn syrup in the human…
Posted December 18, 2009 at 12:00 am

Grinching Our Diets

Jill Pengelley asks an important question in Adelaide, Australia’s Advertiser newspaper: “Is political correctness spoiling Christmas?” Judging from what one doctor has recently said, the answer would appear to be yes.
Posted December 17, 2009 at 12:00 am

Christmas Cookie Liability: The Santa Claus Clause

Think activists are taking a holiday break? While a reprieve from culinary scaremongering and guilt-trips might make a nice present for all of us, trial lawyers and self-anointed obesity warriors…
Posted December 16, 2009 at 12:00 am

One Big Apple, With Extra Guilt-Trip

Just when you think the food nannies at New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene can’t get any more officious, they find a way to outdo themselves. Apparently, plastering the subway with gross-out…
Posted December 15, 2009 at 12:00 am

Putting Food Activists on Santa’s “Bad” List

With loads of eggnog, Christmas cookies, and candy canes, ‘tis the season for merriment, especially at holiday feasts and parties. But not everybody thinks the holiday season is a time…
Posted December 14, 2009 at 12:00 am