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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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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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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Food Cops Ignore Science. Any Surprise?
(October 20th, 2011)
It’s been a busy week, but this article by Reason magazine’s Katherine Mangu-Ward in the October 14 Washington Post deserves mention because it gets so much right. You’d think the food nannies, with such names as the Center for “Science” in the Public Interest (CSPI), would base their...
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HSUS: Still Not a Real “Humane Society”
(October 19th, 2011)
Our HumaneWatch.org project has been a shining beacon exposing the deceptive Humane Society of the United States and its misleading advertising, hidden agendas and embarrassing lack of support for local pet shelters. Today, we released a report that shows just how little support...
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Tampa Tribune Talks Sense on Food Advertising
(October 18th, 2011)
While some newspapers would like you to take any public-health scold with an M.D. at his word, a recent Tampa Tribune editorial on the federal Interagency Working Group advertising standards is far more sensible. Calling the push for new guidelines “a devastating statement about Washington's overreach,” the...
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Is Food the Earth’s Worst Enemy?
(October 14th, 2011)
The radical Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) can’t seem to go a day without lecturing the 99 percent of the country that doesn’t share its vegan agenda. This time, its corporate “outreach” manager is promoting an NPR report that says that, among other...
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