Washington, DC -– Today the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) announced the contenders for the “2007 Nanny Awards.” These prizes are given annually to America’s most notorious animal-rights zealots, celebrity busybodies, environmental scaremongers, self-appointed “public interest” advocates, trial lawyers, and other food activists who claim to know “what’s best for you.”

The competition is fierce. Vying for the title are overzealous state legislators pushing bans on common food ingredients; health officials prohibiting adults at a senior-center from eating dessert; prominent food activists caught in acts of rank hypocrisy; and animal-rights fanatics using the force of law to make food companies conform to their radical anti-meat dogmas.

CCF is asking Americans to cast their vote for one of this year’s 9 nominees on its website www.NannyAwards.com. Among the top contestants are:

  • Pamela Anderson: The “Tuna Tacos Make Merry Marriage” Award — The publicity-starved spokes-blonde for the animal rights wingnuts at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was caught yet again flouting her veggie “principles.” In June, Anderson got married (for a third time). The menu at her post-ceremony dinner? Pigs in a blanket, tuna tacos, and lobster.

  • Adria Hinkle and Andrew Cook: The “Dumped Dogs Tell No Tales” Award — PETA employees Hinkle and Cook admitted in court to picking up perfectly healthy dogs and cats from North Carolina shelters, killing said animals in the back of their PETA-owned van, and tossing the bodies into nearby dumpsters. Yet PETA President Ingrid Newkirk criticized them only for using the dumpster!
  • Meme Roth: The “Real Cops Need to Arrest Food Cops” Award — This self-appointed obesity activist crammed a whole lot of crazy into the past year. She called out the Keebler Elves, Girl Scouts, and even Santa Claus as obesity culprits. Roth had to be physically restrained from vandalizing a YMCA snack table. And when asked on The Daily Show if “eating a cupcake is the same as putting a gun in your mouth,” she agreed.

To see the complete list of nominees and cast your vote for the biggest “Nanny” of 2007, visit www.NannyAwards.com.