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  • Animal Rights Group Accused Of Sexual Misconduct, Retaliation

    The animal liberation group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) is having a bad month. First, its co-founder Wayne Hsiung was found guilty in California of a felony and two misdemeanors related to farmer harassment. Now, a broad exposé accuses Hsiung and DxE of misconduct. Prism, a leftwing news website, has published a long report based on interviews with […]

  • Animal Rights Extremist Found Guilty and Jailed

    Imagine a group of strangers breaking into your home, claiming you’re abusing your pets, and then stealing your pets. You’d be outraged. That’s how farmers feel when they are targeted by Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), a California-based animal liberation group. DxE has made a name for itself by going into farms and taking livestock, claiming […]

  • “Humane Society” of the United States Spends $5 Million on Executives in One Year

    We obtained the latest tax return for the Humane Society of the United States, a national organization that raises money to save homeless animals. The tax return, covering 2022, shows HSUS wasting millions. Despite its name, HSUS is not affiliated with local humane societies. And it generally only gives about 1% of its money as […]

  • Is Upside Foods Going Upside Down?

    It’s no secret that the fake meat industry is in the pits. After the IPO of Beyond Meat in 2019, consumers were curious to try the latest iteration of imitation meat. The new plant-based “meat” was supposed to be an upgrade over the cardboard-tasting soy burgers of the past. But consumer interest quickly declined as […]

  • Glass Found in Impossible Burger, Lawsuit Claims

    Imitation meat uses a lot of industrial additives to try to mimic the mouthfeel and taste of natural meat. Titanium dioxide, propylene glycol, disodium inosinate, and copper sulfate can be found in various products. Australia even prohibited Impossible fake nuggets this spring because they contained a banned substance. Now, a new lawsuit alleges one Virginia […]

  • PETA’s 25 Year Anniversary of Killing Pets

    While animal shelters work tirelessly to rescue pets and unite them with loving families, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) kills thousands of cats and dogs. According to the latest government filings, PETA euthanized 2,092 dogs and cats in 2022–its highest killing year since 2014. What’s more, PETA has killed nearly 50,000 animals […]

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