Education & Reference

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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.”

What is the Ethical Choice? (Video)

Published Oct. 24, 2011

Charlie Arnot, CEO, Center for Food Integrity, discusses Ethical Choice and how you can make a difference for people, animals and the planet.

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.

USA Today ad: "Surprised?"

Published Apr. 9, 2010

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

Uncover Antibiotic Use in Pork Production

Published Mar. 17, 2010

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

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......

Recall: Limited Number of Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food

Published Aug. 1, 2011

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 3.5- and 7-pound bags of its Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food...

Protect yourself against animal activists

Published Sep. 13, 2010

Before an undercover activist strikes: be smart and do the right thing. The best public relations are to be responsible and to not let it happen in the first place.

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.

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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...

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.

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.

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.

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)

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?

Is chocolate milk ban-worthy?

Published Aug. 30, 2011

Chocolate milk in school lunches continues to garner attention. Last week Santa Monica-Malibu schools in California decided to buck the current trend...

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.

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...

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...

Food, Mommy! Blog: Agriculture's Worst Enemies May Be Farmers

Published Aug. 1, 2011

Even with all of the challenges farmers face such as weather, market prices, disease, and pests, I am convinced the agriculture industry’s worst enemies are farmers themselves.

Farmer beware, some things to consider when hiring farm workers

Published Sep. 27, 2010

Hiring new employees can be a tedious process, no matter what kind of business you operate. You want people who will work hard, do the job right, be honest and represent your operation in a good way.

For livestock farmers, hiring has become increasingly complicated...

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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.

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)...

Egg Safety

Published Sep. 10, 2010

Due to the recent egg recall, you may be wondering if eggs are safe to eat....

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.