HSUS Still Faces Racketeering Suit While Another Animal Rights Group Folds ‘Em
(December 31st, 2012)
Big news broke on Friday, and it’s good news for circus fans. An animal rights group that was accused of taking part in a mob-like racket to attack Ringling Brothers circus promoters Feld Entertainment agreed to pay Feld nearly $10 million … Continue reading
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This Week in Food Freedom: Exposing HSUS’s Overhead, Groundhog Day for Soda in Washington, and More
(December 28th, 2012)
USA Today released a big feature today taking the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to task for its relatively lax charity rating criteria compared to alternative raters like CharityWatch (until recently called the American Institute of Philanthropy). The feature noted that one group … Continue reading
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Start Hoarding Christmas Cookies For Next Year
(December 27th, 2012)
Hopefully you were able to save a few Christmas cookies after Tuesday because, as our senior research analyst J. Justin Wilson explains in the Oklahoman and the Las Vegas Review Journal, you might be carefully counting those essential sugar crystals for next year’s … Continue reading
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Enviro-Activists’ Fowl Litigation Lays an Egg
(December 26th, 2012)
It’s been a dreary December for the lawsuit-happy radicals at Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Waterkeeper Alliance. But hardworking family farmers will be carrying some extra holiday cheer. The Waterkeeper Alliance has a knack for filing questionable lawsuits, but one now-dismissed suit in Maryland might be its worst yet. The Waterkeeper Alliance alleged that … Continue reading
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The Worst Proposals in Anti-Food Activism: Part 2
(December 19th, 2012)
At the Center for Consumer Freedom, we read activists’ bad ideas every day. We’ve already covered five of the worst proposals yesterday. We now present the conclusion of CCF’s Tasteless Ten Worst Proposals from a banner year in anti-food activism.  … Continue reading
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The Worst Proposals in Anti-Food Activism: Part 1
(December 18th, 2012)
At the Center for Consumer Freedom, we read activists’ bad ideas every day. Whether they want to tax soda, put meaningless labels on perfectly safe foods produced with biotechnology, or scare consumers about hamburger processing, the food activists and public … Continue reading
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“Addictions” of Mice and Men
(December 17th, 2012)
A story on the widely trafficked news aggregator The Drudge Report  earlier today caught our eye: “Quitting junk food may cause withdrawal symptoms.” But behind the breathless headlines of junk-food junkies getting DTs from dropping chocolate cookies, we find another new … Continue reading
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No Subpoenas in Your Stocking: Get CCF’s Christmas Cookie Liability Waiver!
(December 14th, 2012)
Let’s face it: Santa’s a big guy. And in the eyes of the trial lawyers, he didn’t get that way on his own. Activists are trying to declare the Christmas cookies that you leave for the jolly old elf addictive, … Continue reading
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Researchers Say Fat Taxes Might Kill
(December 13th, 2012)
Proponents of “junk food” taxes frequently tout how many lives their statistical models predict will be saved by making tasty food more expensive. But don’t expect them to pay much attention to the projected mortality effects from a meta-analysis study … Continue reading
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PETA Kills “People”
(December 11th, 2012)
When you’re an animal rights activist, you spend considerable time equating some odd animals with people. Many years ago, a Los Angeles Times reporter asked People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) what the group had to say about ant farms. The answer was … Continue reading
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