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  • Members of Congress Should Reject HSUS Award

    The Humane Society of the United States recently released its scorecard for Congress. There’s much irony to be found in the situation considering the organization receives a “D” from CharityWatch and was recently embroiled in a major sexual harassment scandal in which the board of directors tried to cover for the alleged sexual predator CEO. How can HSUS have […]

  • Ad: Taking on Animal Extremists Behind California Fur Ban

    Today we published a full-page ad in Sacramento Bee to raise awareness of the animal extremists who have been working to ban the sale of fur across California—starting with Los Angeles and San Francisco before now moving to a statewide ban. It’s about more than just fur coats—anti-fur activists such as PETA ultimately want to ban leather, […]

  • Study: Vegan Diet Won’t Stop Global Warming

    Anti-meat groups like PETA and the Humane Society of the United States (not affiliated with your local pet shelter) claim that people need to go vegan to save the planet. But a new study says there’s no need to ban the bacon.   Lund University researchers have found that switching to a vegan or vegetarian […]

  • Racism, Sexism Burning Out Animal Rights Movement

    It’s been a rough patch for animal activist groups during the #MeToo movement. The Humane Society of the United States saw two executives, CEO Wayne Pacelle and vice president Paul Shapiro, resign after allegations of sexual impropriety emerged. Mercy for Animals head Nathan Runkle stepped down amid allegations against a senior leader Nick Cooney. Farm Animal Rights Movement founder […]

  • CNN Left With Egg on Face Over Nutrition Study

    Memo to the media: When it comes to reporting on nutrition and health studies, it’s important to walk on eggshells. A recent story published by CNN exaggerated a study with questionable results. The news story claimed that eating more than two eggs a week would lead to an increase in cardiovascular diseases and a faster death. […]

  • HSUS Gets Nearly $1 Million from the New George Soros

    Recently revealed tax documents show that the Humane Society the United States received nearly $1 million in 2017—the most recent publicly available records—from an organization called The Wyss Foundation. The Wyss Foundation is financed by Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss—a controversial figure with a questionable past. Wyss has gained notoriety for his donations to major liberal […]

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