The Center for Consumer Freedom wants the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine to tell the world who they really are – an animal-rights activist group with less than 5 percent physicians in the group.
According to a press release from the Center for Consumer Freedom, PCRM opposes the sale of all food derived from animals, has received $1.3 million in funding from PETA, and PCRM president Neal Barnard is also president of the PETA Foundation – the organization that owns PETA's real estate, issues its payroll checks, and funds its many overseas offices.
CCF issued the press release telling PCRM to “come clean” about who they really are after the activist group filed lawsuits against the dairy industry and three dairy food companies to make them stop using “misleading” advertising about dairy and weight loss.
This isn’t the first time PCRM has went after dairy. The group has a long history of anti-dairy activities.
"Despite its name, this Physicians Committee is not a legitimate health charity," said Richard Berman, Executive Director of the Center for Consumer Freedom. "PCRM is made up of activists whose constant demands for a milk-free America are rooted in an animal-rights philosophy, not in concern for Americans' health. If PCRM is truly interested in truth-in-advertising, it should advertise itself as an animal-rights group that is '95-percent doctor- free.'"
The Center for Consumer Freedom is a nonprofit coalition supported by restaurants, food companies, and consumers, working together to promote personal responsibility and protect consumer choices.
To read the full press release, go to: http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/050628/dctuv005.html?.v=2
Center for Consumer Freedom, Yahoo News