"Meat Matters" Campaign Pushes Back at Activists

Lizzy Schultz

The Animal Agriculture Alliance has unveiled a new campaign focused on meat and poultry, and the important role they play in a healthy, balanced diet. The Meat Matters initiative intends to counter the claims made by activist groups about the nutritional value of animal protein, as well as the sustainability of their production. “We’ve heard a lot of concern over …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Ag Alliance, consumer, Food, Health, Meat

Carnival Cruises Partners with HSUS

Jamie Johansen

Carnival, the largest cruise company in the world, has joined forces with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), and will switch to 100% cage-free eggs across all of its brands by 2025. Carnival Corporation—the world’s largest travel and leisure company—includes 10 global cruise line brands including Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, Holland America Line, Cunard, AIDA Cruises, …

Animal Activists, Animal Welfare, Eggs

Protect The Harvest Strengthening Their Defense

Lizzy Schultz

Representatives from Protect the Harvest were on hand during the 2015 National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB) Convention to discuss the organization’s most recent efforts to inform consumers about production agriculture, protect the freedoms of American farmers and ranchers, and respond to the activities of radical animal rights groups, like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Welfare, Audio, NAFB, Protect the Harvest

Growing Trends in Animal Activism

Jamie Johansen

The Animal Agriculture Alliance is always stocked with important research and information the animal ag community needs to hear. At the recent NAFB Trade Talk, Kindra Hall, spoke with President and CEO of the Alliance, Kay Johnson Smith, to learn more about past, current and emerging trends in animal rights activism and how animal agriculture is working together to proactively …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Ag Alliance, Animal Welfare, Audio, NAFB

Judge Rules to Decrease Wild Horse Population

Lizzy Schultz

A Washington, DC judge took the side of American livestock producers this week with the rejection of unsupported claims from animal rights activists that the United States Forest Service(USFS) Wild Horse Management Plan would threaten the health and well-being of the wild horse population in the Modoc National Forest of Northeastern California. The management plan seeks to reduce the population …

Animal Activists, Animal Welfare, Equine, legislation, Livestock, Public Lands Council

District Court Reverses Case Against Pork Checkoff

Kelly Marshall

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is reversing a previously dismissed lawsuit which alleges pork checkoff funds improperly benefit the lobbying efforts of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). The lawsuit was filed in 2012 by an Iowa pork producer, the Humane Society of the United States, and the Iowa Citizen for Community Improvement.  The reversal …

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

SurveyMonkey Users Don’t Support HSUS, But They Do

Jamie Johansen

The HumaneWatch.org, a project of the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom, released the results of a survey conducted online regarding SurveyMonkey’s practice of giving money to the Humane Society of the United States, a nonprofit that is currently under investigation by a state attorney general and that settled a racketeering lawsuit last year for nearly $6 million. The poll was …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Welfare

HSUS to be Investigated by 11 Attorneys General

Jamie Johansen

HumaneWatch.org, a project of the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom, applauded the Midwestern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments for passing a resolution calling on 11 state attorneys general to investigate the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The states covered are North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. The …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Welfare

DFA's Proactive Approach to Undercover Video

Jamie Johansen

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) announced the completion of a third-party audit of one of its member farms, Cactus-Acre Holsteins. This announcement comes two days after the Cooperative proactively released an undercover video, shot by animal rights extremist group, Mercy For Animals (MFA), depicting animal abuse on the farm owned by Jim and Marie Goedert in Fort Morgan, Colo. The …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Welfare, Dairy, Video