Education & Reference

USA Today ad: "Surprised?"

Published Apr. 9, 2010

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

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...

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.

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...

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.

Uncover Antibiotic Use in Pork Production

Published Mar. 17, 2010

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

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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.

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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.”