I’d like to correct some misconceptions about an animal rights group that posed as a legitimate medical-advice charity. The article made a mistake in referring to an animal rights group targeting hot dogs in school lunches as “a national cancer group.”

The misnamed “Cancer Project,” which preaches a strict vegetarian diet as a cancer-prevention tactic, isn’t a mainstream health charity by any stretch of the imagination. It’s a front group for the radical animal rights movement.

The group’s leader is a past president of The PETA Foundation. And more than two-thirds of the Cancer Project’s budget comes directly from the wealthy founder of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida.

It’s clear that the activists who dreamed up this phony “cancer” charity are trying to capitalize on its name, to scare as many Americans as possible away from eating meat and drinking milk. That’s just as much a part of the animal rights agenda as doing away with circus elephants and seeing-eye dogs. But science simply isn’t on their side.

If you wouldn’t take dietary advice from PETA, you shouldn’t trust this “Cancer Project” group either.