pig.jpgIPNews® – The Humane Society of the United States came under fire Monday from the National Pork Board for its newly filed lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture over its authorization of the $60 million purchase of the trademark “The Other White Meat” from a pork industry political lobbying group.

The board, a quasi-governmental organization that collects a per-capita fee on all hogs sold or imported in the United States, joined with the National Pork Producers Council, from which it bought the trademark, to criticize the Humane Society for attacking a legitimate business deal made six years ago. The Humane Society alleges the trademark purchase allows the Board and the NPPC to evade federal restrictions against the use of pork fee dollars for purposes of influencing legislation and government policy. To continue reading, click: National Pork Board Lashes Out At “Other White Meat” Trademark Lawsuit