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...

Proper antibiotic-use helps prevent livestock disease

Published Mar. 31, 2010

Antibiotic use in livestock has been a source of controversy in the United States, but a Purdue University animal scientist said it can be an effective method of disease prevention and treatment when used correctly.

Get This: HSUS Targeting 4-H Kids

Published Apr. 9, 2010

As a kid, 4-H consumed my life. Through this youth program, I was able to try new things and learn from my experiences. Whether it was judging photography, showing steers and heifers, competing in speaking contests or making fun crafts...

USA Today ad: "Surprised?"

Published Apr. 9, 2010

This full-page ad ran in the "News" section of USA Today on April 1, 2010.

Pigs and people matter

Published Apr. 9, 2010

At this Iowa pork farm, management decisions are based on what's in the best interest of the pigs as well as family members that work in the barns.

Are You Ready For An Agriculture Emergency?

Published Apr. 12, 2010

The 2007 Ag Census from the USDA indicated that there were 656,475 operations specializing in beef cattle ranching and farming...

Mastio: It's not all about saving puppies at the activist Humane Society

Published Apr. 13, 2010

The Humane Society of the United States sparked quite the controversy last week, beginning with accusing the Iowa egg industry of animal abuse and ending with sniping between the group and Rep. Steve King.

Antibiotics provide solutions

Published Apr. 14, 2010

There is much discussion surrounding the use of antibiotics in food producing animals and the risk of resistance that may result. According to Dr. Scott Hurd of Iowa State University, the risk is very minimal...

HSUS Lawsuit: Friedlander v. Brunner (2010)

Published May. 3, 2010

In Friedlander v. Brunner, the Humane Society of the United States sought to invalidate an Ohio law holding that only residents of the state can gather signatures to put a legislative initiative on the ballot.

Science before legislation

Published May. 6, 2010

In the U.S., the individual gestation stall for sows is being banned based on perception, not science, and that has Janeen Salak-Johnson, a University of Illinois associate professor in animal science, looking for answers......

Eggs: What we buy, pay, want

Published May. 12, 2010

American consumers buy eggs from cage housing systems by a margin of more than 40 to one over eggs from cage-free systems, according to data from Information Resources Inc. (IRI)...

DNR steps on toes with partnership

Published May. 13, 2010

Spring has sprung and the 2010 class of wild ones is appearing on the Wisconsin landscape.

Animal Rights On The March

Published May. 21, 2010

How animal rightists are bringing new meaning to the pledge "with liberty and justice for all." Washington, watch out.

Is there a connection?

Published Jun. 9, 2010

HumaneWatch.org asks: Was the Mercy For Animals video pushed into the spotlight in order to give the Humane Society of the United States some new talking points for its Ohio political signature-gathering campaign?

Welcome to USA Egg Farming

Published Sep. 10, 2010

A fifth-generation egg farmer, Greg and his family run Willamette Egg Farm in Oregon. Take a tour with Greg and let him show you how your eggs get from farm to fridge.

Check out this really cool video!

Published Sep. 10, 2010

World food production will need to double by the year 2050 in order to head off mass hunger, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.