Education & Reference

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.