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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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.
The fact that she used the term “factory farm” or “factory farming” five times in a three-minute period probably showed her bias.
In March Switzerland will decide whether to give “domestic creatures . . . the constitutional right to be represented by (human) lawyers in court.”
Jonathan Safran Foer says the U.S. farm system is perfectly antithetical to American values. (05:22)
Consumer Group Reminds Americans that Less than One Percent of Donations to HSUS Benefit Local Pet Shelters
Ohioans should brace for another round of intense political fighting over the welfare of farm animals.
Family farmer Heidi Vittetoe invites you to uncover antibiotic use on her pork farm.
Facebook is a marvelous thing. On Friday I posted a note describing a Thursday night incident that an Ohio pork producer told me about.
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...
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.
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...
This full-page ad ran in the "News" section of USA Today on April 1, 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.
The 2007 Ag Census from the USDA indicated that there were 656,475 operations specializing in beef cattle ranching and farming...
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.
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...
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.
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......
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)...
Spring has sprung and the 2010 class of wild ones is appearing on the Wisconsin landscape.
How animal rightists are bringing new meaning to the pledge "with liberty and justice for all." Washington, watch out.
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?
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.
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.