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 …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, HSUS, NPPC, Organic, Policy, usda

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 …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Breeding, Company Announcement, Protect the Harvest

Times Square Billboard Warns of HSUS

Jamie Johansen

HumaneWatch.org, a project of the non-profit Center for Consumer Freedom, unveiled a new billboard in Times Square highlighting the manipulative fundraising tactics of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The vast majority of animals featured in HSUS’s TV fundraising appeals are cats and dogs, yet HSUS only gives one percent of the money it raises to local pet …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, HSUS

NPPC Granted Motion In Trademark Lawsuit

Lizzy Schultz

This week, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Circuit granted the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC)’s motion to intervene in the lawsuit brought by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) over the sale of the Pork. The Other White Meat trademarks. The decision comes two weeks after USDA’s …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, legislation, NPPC, Pork, Pork Checkoff

Lawsuit Filed Against Animal Rights Initiative

Lizzy Schultz

Massachusetts farmer James Dunn and local anti-poverty activist Diane Sullivan have joined together in a lawsuit asking Massachusetts courts to toss a proposed 2016 animal rights petition. Proposed Initiative Petition No. 15-11 would create strict new regulations on farmers and place new restrictions on interstate commerce, and experts have warned that the proposed rules will actually harm animals, while driving …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Welfare, consumer, Eggs, Farm Policy, Farming, legislation, Livestock, Policy, Protect the Harvest

HumaneWatch.org Airs Animal Lover Commercial

Kelly Marshall

HumaneWatch.Org, a project of the non-profit Center for Consumer Freedom, is releasing a commercial on the Fox News Channel this week.  The spot comes out hard against the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) for their inaccurate advertising and use of donated funds. Using a compilation of HSUS’s own commercials, the new advertisement highlights the juxtaposition of using dogs …

Advocate, Animal Activists, Animal Welfare

NPPC Pushes USDA To Defend Trademark Sale

Lizzy Schultz

In a meeting held earlier this week with the U.S Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Office of General Counsel, representatives of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) demanded that the agency defend the National Pork Board’s (NPB) of the Pork. The Other White Meat® trademarked assets from NPPC. The slogan was sold to NPB in 2006, along with the well-known pork …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Marketing, NPPC, Policy, Pork Checkoff, usda

Unanimous NPB Support For North Carolina Advisement

Lizzy Schultz

The National Pork Board announced that 145 Pork Checkoff delegates unanimously joined the North Carolina Pork Council in support of an advisement introduced during the National Pork Board delegate assembly at the National Pork Industry Forum, held March 3-5. The delegates represent 43 US states and importers, and every state represented in the delegate body added their name as co-sponsors …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Marketing, NPPC, Pork, Pork Checkoff, usda

Gray Wolf Delisted as Endangered Species

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. House has passed an amendment that would reinstate the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) 2011 delisting of the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act in Wyoming and the Great Lakes region. The modified amendments is to the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (SHARE). According to a press statement from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), …

Animal Activists, NCBA

#Farm365 To Talk Social Media Engagement at #AAA16

Jamie Johansen

Attendees at the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2016 Stakeholders Summit will hear from one Canadian dairy farmer who took to social media to tell his story and caught the attention of the public and the media – along with animal rights activists. The Summit, themed “Securing Animal Agriculture’s Future: Action, Please!”, will be held May 5-6 at the Westin Arlington Gateway …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Ag Alliance, Dairy, Social Media