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 …

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 …

122 Poultry Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Safety

Jamie Johansen

At the 2016 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry, 122 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. The companies were honored in recognition of their outstanding performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs. The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council consists of members from the …

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, …

NCC Recommends Changes to Organic Rule

Lizzy Schultz

The National Chicken Council (NCC) released a statement recommending revision or clarification of several key aspects of the latest proposed rule from the National Organic Program (NOP) that intends to enhance bird health, protect food safety, and maintain a viable organic program. “NCC is concerned that the proposed rule imposes unreasonable costs and requirements of doubtful benefit on organic farmers, …

NCBA Comments on Proposed Organic Marketing Rule

Lizzy Schultz

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) recently submitted comments on the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service’s (AMS) National Organic Program; Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices proposed rule, with NCBA President Tracy Brunner stating that voluntary agency marketing programs are not the place to codify animal production practices. “Organic programs are marketing programs and therefore not the place to prescribe animal welfare …

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 …

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 …

Te Pari Featured In Upcoming Innovations TV Episode

Lizzy Schultz

An upcoming episode of the Discovery Channel show Innovations w/ Ed Begley Jr. will feature Te Pari Products Ltd (Te Pari), and aims to educate viewers about Te Pari’s mission to improve the safety and welfare of farming people and animals with its award winning Revolution Dosing Gun and scale system. The episode will air some time during the fourth …

Global Pork Production Trends at #WPX16

Jamie Johansen

When it comes to pork production, start healthy to end strong. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) thoroughly believes that and hosted an educational seminar at the 2016 World Pork Expo completely dedicated to that concept. One expert to address attendees included Miguel Higuera, Spanish Swine Producers Association, who discussed how to best prepare and stay proactive with global trends. Europe …