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  • What’s in Fake Milk?

    Recently, we launched a campaign exposing what’s really in “fake meat” products. Veggie burgers have been around for decades, but recently some startups have launched new products and piqued consumer interest. Here’s the rub: Consumers may believe these products are better for them, but our campaign lets them know that these products are generally highly […]

  • Watchdog: Humane Society Gets a “D” Grade

    The Humane Society of the United States deserves to be grounded. CharityWatch released its Summer 2019 Rating Guide, and for the second year in a row HSUS scored a “D.” CharityWatch calculates as much as 48% of HSUS’s spending is on overhead. It’s not just CharityWatch either. Several months ago, Charity Navigator reduced its score of the Humane Society of the United States, based on the group’s […]

  • Why is HSUS Impeding Service Dog Training?

    Care for injured veterans is important, and service dogs play a vital role in helping wounded warriors recover. So why is the Humane Society of the United States supporting legislation that would hamper service dog training? SB 295, a bill supported by HSUS that would have impeded service dog training, recently died in the Texas […]

  • How Anti-Breeder Laws Contribute to Pet Trafficking

    According to a recent New York Times report, pet shelters are starting to experience an unusual problem: puppy shortages. Across the country, shelters are shuffling dogs from poorer areas in the South to wealthier areas across the North. The trend started after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf, causing thousands of animals to suddenly become homeless. A few […]

  • Why Banning Fur Will Hurt the Environment

    Originally published in The Bakersfield Californian by Will Coggin on June 15, 2019: California is moving forward with some of the most sweeping anti-pollution legislation to date. On the heels of banning plastic straws, a bill recently passed the Assembly that would ban lodging establishments from supplying guests with small plastic bottles for shampoo and […]

  • Are Meatless “Burgers” Really a Healthy Alternative?

    Originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer by Will Coggin on June 12, 2019: Summer is the perfect time to get together with family and friends while cooking burgers on the grill, but this year there may be a new offering on the party menu: fake meat. Once derided as discs that taste like cardboard, veggie […]

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