Animal Alliance Summit to Feature Broiler Welfare Panel

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Registration is still open for the 2017 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit to be held May 3-4, 2017, in Kansas City, Missouri. This year’s event comes as the Alliance celebrates 30 years of bridging the communication gap between farm and fork. The Summit will feature a panel spotlight on broiler welfare, a topic of interest to several animal activist groups …

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Handling Activist Investors at Animal Ag Alliance Summit

Jamie Johansen

Tim McIntyre of Domino’s Pizza and Kathryn Hembree Night of CamberView Partners will give attendees at the 2017 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit themed “Connect to Protect Animal Ag” held May 3-4 in Kansas City, Mo. advice for handling activist investors and responding to shareholder resolutions. The panel, titled “Extremists in the Boardroom: Responding to Activist Investors” is sponsored by …

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Protect Your Farm & Demonstrate Transparency

Jamie Johansen

Over the last ten years, the Animal Ag Alliance have sent representatives to animal rights conferences to listen and to learn about trends, campaigns planned and tactics intended to be deployed. The Alliances’s President and CEO, Kay Johnson Smith, was on-hand at NAFB’s Trade Talk to talk about current and historical trends in animal rights activism and how the agricultural …

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Animal Ag Alliance Calls for Increase of Farm Security

Jamie Johansen

The Animal Agriculture Alliance is alarmed by the recent actions of Direct Action Everywhere, a radical animal rights group and the below release from them provides more information on their current activities. Last week, Direct Action Everywhere released video footage that it claims was obtained during “stealth visits” to a California egg farm. Activists entered barns several times in late …

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NCBA Takes Stand Against HSUS

Jamie Johansen

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) was recently notified that Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) attorneys have filed a lawsuit against USDA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) on behalf of the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM). This lawsuit seeks to divide the beef industry against itself by opening old wounds and weakening the beef checkoff as HSUS drives …

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Veterinary Groups Urge Action on Horse Protection Act

Lizzy Schultz

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) hand delivered a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today, urging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to move forward with proposed amendments to the Horse Protection Act (HPA) and deny requests from certain factions within affected industries to extend the comment period …

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New Animal Rights Conference Details Released

Lizzy Schultz

The Animal Agriculture Alliance has released a report that further details the group’s observations from the Animal Rights National Conference, hosted July 7-10 in Los Angeles, Ca. by the Farm Animal Rights Movement. “We are alarmed by the statements animal rights movement leaders made at this conference encouraging activists to be increasingly aggressive in seeking liberation for farm animals,” said …

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Animal Ag Report from 2016 Taking Action for Animals

Jamie Johansen

The Animal Agriculture Alliance released a report containing details and observations from The Humane Society of the United States’ Taking Action for Animals conference, held June 17 – 20 in Arlington, Va. “Part of the Alliance’s mission is to protect the industry from organizations like the HSUS that are focused on spreading misinformation about animal agriculture,” said Kay Johnson Smith, …

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NPPC Opposes Proposed Welfare Policy Changes

Lizzy Schultz

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has released statements in response to two recently proposed policy changes related to animal welfare, and has called upon producers to take action against them, and in defense of the American farmers that could be seriously affected by the legislation. NPPC is encouraging pork producers to weigh in on the new organic animal welfare …

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The Dog Lover Opens July 8 Nationwide

Lizzy Schultz

The Dog Lover, the first of a slate of movies produced by Lucas Oil Products CEO Forrest Lucas and ESX Entertainment in Hollywood, will air in select theaters nationwide starting July 8. The film features James Remar, Lea Thompson, Jason Blair, Sherry Stringfield, Christina Moore and Allison Paige, and promises audiences a dramatic thriller about an animal rights activist who …

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