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  • Pablo Escobar’s Hippos Aren’t People

    Mark Twain once noted, “A lie can travel around the world and back again while the truth is lacing up its boots.” The recent coverage of a ruling on Pablo Escobar’s hippos is a prime example. “Pablo Escobar’s Colombian Hippos Are Legally People: Court Ruling,” blared Newsweek along with several others. The truth is that […]

  • This Huge Organic Scam Ought to Be a Movie

    The New Yorker has a new piece about the largest case of organic fraud in the industry’s brief history, one prosecutors dubbed “Field of Schemes.” In 2018, Missouri farmer Randy Constant pleaded guilty to fraudulent sales of (supposedly) organic feed totalling $120 million since 2010. This fraud was so big it encompassed 7 percent of […]

  • Election Night Loss for Animal Rights Activists

    Unless you live in New England, the quiet state of Maine may not cross your mind much. But a measure passed by voters could have reverberations across the country. Last night, voters overwhelmingly passed a “Right to Food” amendment by a 61-39 margin. It’s the first such law in the country. The constitutional amendment guarantees: […]

  • Meat and Climate: Don’t Have a Cow, But Do Enjoy a Burger

    The fake meat industry has been working to position itself as part of the solution to climate change, but the science doesn’t back it up. In a recent op-ed, Bruce Friedrich, CEO of the Good Food Institute and longtime vegan activist, argued that eliminating the meat industry was a “scalable climate solution” and that veggie […]

  • Billboard Targets HSUS Facility Accused of Animal Mistreatment

    The controversy over Project Chimps, a facility controlled by the Humane Society of the United States that has come under fire for its treatment of resident chimpanzees, isn’t going away. A new billboard near Project Chimps, based in north Georgia, asks: “Sanctuary or Warehouse?” It’s a good question. Last year, a group of whistleblowers came […]

  • The Intercept Uses Journalist in Bed with Criminal Activist Group

    The Intercept has been publishing videos written and produced by an activist who is tied to the extremist group Direct Action Everywhere.  Leighton Woodhouse was recently named Direct Action Everywhere-San Francisco Bay Area’s “member of the week.” In an interview with the organization posted to Facebook, Woodhouse said he had been an animal rights activist […]

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