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  • PETA Gives $65,000 to HSUS Group

    If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. The Humane Society of the United States sure looks like PETA. Although HSUS presents itself as a less radical version of PETA in its deceptive fundraising and marketing, there is no question that the […]

  • Former HSUS Insider Arrested for Armed Robbery

    It could soon be time to add a new name to the list of HSUS-linked criminals: Scotlund Haisley, who used to run HSUS’s animal rescue team. Haisley is alleged to have robbed a Washington, D.C. Subway restaurant twice in less than a week. If true, it’s quite a fall from a six-figure job to allegedly robbing a restaurant […]

  • Vote for PETA’s Craziest Campaign and Win Free Meat for a Year!

    There’s one week left in our contest at to vote for PETA’s craziest campaign. One lucky entrant will win a 12-month subscription to meat delivery service Butcher Box. Of course, it’s hard to pick just 10 given PETA’s history of trolling and obnoxiousness. We did eventually narrow the options down to some select campaigns, including PETA’s insensitive campaign […]

  • Philadelphia’s Soda Tax Is a Business-Killer

    Readers know we have railed against soda taxes—including the one in Philadelphia— as disproportionately harming the poorest among us. But there’s another group hurt by the tax: store owners. As reported by Philadelphia’s KYW: A ShopRite store in West Philadelphia is closing. The owner is placing the blame on Philadelphia’s tax on soda and sweetened drinks. […] […]

  • Beware the Vegan Vigilantes

    “Vegan vigilantes” sounds like a bad joke dreamed up by a comedy writer. However, in San Francisco, the joke isn’t so funny any more. Militant vegan activists are positively salivating over San Francisco’s new ban on the sale of fur clothing, which took effect on January 1. There’s a slight phase-in period for the ban, with stores […]

  • The 2018 Center for Consumer Freedom Naughty List

    The end of the year is a time not only for reflection, but for lists. This year, we have our own end of year list, recognizing some of the worst offenders to consumer freedom in 2018. We suspect our naughty list isn’t quite as long as Santa’s, but we wouldn’t be surprised to discover some […]

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