Court Decision Bullhooks HSUS Executive
(December 31st, 2009)
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 of the animal-rights “Humane Society” of the United States (HSUS). While the ruling was based on a legal...
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Unpacking the HSUS Gravy Train
(December 30th, 2009)
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 now that the deceptively named “Humane Society” of the United States (HSUS) has submitted its "Form 990" for 2008,...
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Merry Christmas from CCF!
(December 24th, 2009)
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 freedoms, and on our obligation to oppose against anyone who seeks to diminish them. Do remember: Food activists don’t take...
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People for the Ethical Treatment of Plants?
(December 23rd, 2009)
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 holier-than-thou book promoting vegetarianism. Yesterday, the Times featured some interesting food for thought examining the morality of plant-based diets. Science writer Natalie...
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Clifford the Big Red Climate Changer?
(December 21st, 2009)
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 – our pets. Specifically, the researchers have their eyes on Fido:
Combine the land required to generate its food and...
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Fructose Facts Finally Found?
(December 18th, 2009)
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 diet. But some people still continue to confuse the two sugars. One over-the-top article in London’s Sunday Times...
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Grinching Our Diets
(December 17th, 2009)
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. Writing in the British Medical Journal this month, Dr. Nathan Grills of Monash University in Australia claims that St. Nick isn’t...
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Christmas Cookie Liability: The Santa Claus Clause
(December 16th, 2009)
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 are always looking for ways to make our Christmas holiday season not so jolly. Consider the ridiculous past antics...
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One Big Apple, With Extra Guilt-Trip
(December 15th, 2009)
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 posters of soft drinks turning into human fat wasn’t disgusting enough. Yesterday, the Big Apple’s Department of Hype—oops! We meant “Health”—released...
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Putting Food Activists on Santa’s “Bad” List
(December 14th, 2009)
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 to be jolly. As we told readers of the Connecticut News-Times and Bucks County Courier Times over...
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