Education & Reference

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After discovering PTC was making donations to HSUS, farmers mobilized on Twitter to flood the brand's Facebook page.

Pilot Travel Centers puts its support behind agriculture

Published Mar. 9, 2010

Faced with a major pushback from agriculture over donations by its customers and employees to The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Pilot Travel Centers (PTC) of Knoxville, Tenn., today issued a statement...

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Support your local animal shelter if you want to help companion animals.

Cute Kittens, Playful Puppies & HSUS Lies

Published Mar. 10, 2010

Like many pet lovers, it’s hard for me to resist a fuzzy little kitten or puppy dog playing. I was the official kitten rescuer on our farm and saved the lives of several by bottle feeding them.

Katie Couric's 3-minute “Factory Farm” Barrage

Published Mar. 10, 2010

The fact that she used the term “factory farm” or “factory farming” five times in a three-minute period probably showed her bias.

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“Animal standing,” is at the very top of the animal-rights movement’s policy wish list.

When Animals Sue

Published Mar. 10, 2010

In March Switzerland will decide whether to give “domestic creatures . . . the constitutional right to be represented by (human) lawyers in court.”

Jonathan Safran Foer on Comedy Central's Colbert Nation

Published Mar. 10, 2010

Jonathan Safran Foer says the U.S. farm system is perfectly antithetical to American values. (05:22)

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A survey of 1,008 adults nationwide was conducted by phone between Feb. 25 and Feb. 28, 2010 by Opinion Research Corp.

7 Out of 10 Americans Wrongly Believe HSUS is a Pet-Shelter "Umbrella Group"

Published Mar. 10, 2010

Consumer Group Reminds Americans that Less than One Percent of Donations to HSUS Benefit Local Pet Shelters

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Ohioans for Humane Farms is collecting signatures to put a proposed constitutional amendment on the Nov. ballot.

Farm animal organization kicking off petition drive

Published Mar. 10, 2010

Ohioans should brace for another round of intense political fighting over the welfare of farm animals.

Uncover Antibiotic Use in Pork Production

Published Mar. 17, 2010

Family farmer Heidi Vittetoe invites you to uncover antibiotic use on her pork farm.

Bags Fly Free (But So Do Animal-Rights Commercials)

Published Mar. 31, 2010

Facebook is a marvelous thing. On Friday I posted a note describing a Thursday night incident that an Ohio pork producer told me about.

Four Arguments Against Animal Rightists

Published Mar. 31, 2010

A few days ago we blogged about Wesley J. Smith’s latest book, A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy: The Human Cost of the Animal Rights Movement. A Missouri firm named Food-Chain Communications recently sent out an interesting e-newsletter with four arguments against the animal rights movement...