This site, created by the Center for Organizational Research and Education (CORE), is committed to providing detailed and up-to-date information about organizations and activists. We have analyzed scores of media clippings, official statements, and government documents to create this database.
The organizations we track on this site are tax-exempt nonprofits, many of which engage in anti-consumer activism. Many are linked by personnel, history, and finances. These groups promote false science, scare campaigns, and sometimes even violent “direct actions” to threaten our right to choose certain products.
Some have gone far beyond their founding principles in their anti-consumer agendas. Others use misleading names to hide their radical agendas and engage in hypocritical and deceptive practices. Many over-inflate public health causes to enact punitive taxes and bans on our favorite foods and beverages. These activists trade on undeserved good names to attack our consumer choices.
This site is dedicated to showing the true faces of these radical organizations. For instance, did you know:
- The Humane Society of the United States doesn’t run a single pet shelter, and despite its advertisements’ reliance on images of distressed dogs and cats gives less than one percent of its $130 million budget to support hands-on care of pets at local pet shelters?
- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) kills the vast majority of pets it takes into its pet shelter each year — in some years upward of 95 percent — according to Virginia state government records?
- The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), another animal liberation group received $432,000 from PETA to falsely promote itself as a mainstream medical charity?
- The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) advocates banning sodas and scaremongers against dishes that Americans enjoy despite being largely responsible for the adoption of harmful trans fat cooking oil in the first place?
- The Environmental Working Group and the president of the Waterkeeper Alliance promoted the harmful myth that childhood vaccines cause autism?
Another big reason activist groups are able to maintain their “good names”: Nobody’s been watching them and providing this level of research. Until now.
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