Cooper Farms to Match Donations to Animal Ag Alliance

Jamie Johansen

Cooper Farms will match all donations made by individuals to the Animal Agriculture Alliance on Giving Tuesday, November 29th. Click “Donate Now” to make your contribution and after celebrating Thanksgiving with your family, you can celebrate Giving Tuesday with the Animal Agriculture Alliance. “As producers of turkey, pork and eggs, we value the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s role in bridging the …

Advocate, Ag Group, Animal Ag Alliance, Animal Welfare, Livestock

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 …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Ag Alliance, Animal Welfare, Poultry

South Dakota Farmer – America’s Pig Farmer of the Year

Jamie Johansen

Brad Greenway, a pig farmer from Mitchell, South Dakota, has been named the 2016 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year by the National Pork Board. He has achieved the highest score from a third-party judging panel and online voting. The award recognizes a pig farmer who excels at raising pigs using the We Care ethical principles and who connects with …

Ag Group, Animal Welfare, Livestock, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Swine

USEF Submits Comment on Horse Protection Act

Lizzy Schultz

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has submitted comments in response to the proposed amendments to the regulations that implement the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Horse Protection Act. The comments commend the USDA in its efforts to strengthen the regulations and further protect horses from the practice of soring and explain that USEF seeks to partner with the …

Ag Group, Animal Welfare, Equestrian, Equine, Policy, USEF

BLM to Gather Sand Wash Wild Horses

Lizzy Schultz

A decision signed last week will allow the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to begin gathering up to 50 wild horses from northwestern Colorado’s Sand Wash herd management area (HMA) next month. The young horses will be bait-trapped and placed in the Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary (GEMS) training and adoption program, and fertility control treatments will be administered to any …

Ag Group, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Equine, Government, Horses, Wild Horses

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 …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Welfare, Beef, Beef Checkoff, Cattle, NCBA

BLM Recommends Increased Management of Wild Horses

Lizzy Schultz

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board has recommended that significant management changes be made to address the exploding population of wild horses, and the animal welfare catastrophe that has resulting from the population increase. Dave Eliason, president of the Public Lands Council (PLC), said this is a step in the right direction. “As a …

Ag Group, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Equine, Horses, Public Lands Council

Cornell Vet College to Host 4th Donkey Welfare Event

Jamie Johansen

The Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine will host the fourth annual Donkey Welfare Symposium, Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 on the University’s Ithaca campus. The event recognizes the continuing importance of the donkey to mankind and raises awareness of its unique health and nutritional needs. Although both are equines, donkeys differ from horses in ways that affect their medical care …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Equine, Veterinary

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 …

AAEP, Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, AVMA, Equestrian, Equine, USEF

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 …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Ag Alliance, Animal Welfare, Events