So-called "ag gag" laws hit the news again this week as a federal judge struck down the principle behind an Idaho law that aimed to protect farmers from undercover investigations by activists. The laws have been hotly debated over the past few years, which I've followed on several occasions. When I lived in Tennessee, the … Continue reading Federal Judge Strikes Down Principle of Idaho Ag Law
Agriculture must be more proactive on “ag gag” and animal cruelty standards
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity for a great chat with an Associated Press reporter out of Iowa on the subject of "ag gag" bills and laws. I've written about this series of bills earlier on this blog (perspective from Tennessee, on CNN Eatocracy, how they affect farm transparency, and asking if consumers really … Continue reading Agriculture must be more proactive on “ag gag” and animal cruelty standards
Pig Farmers Care For Their Animals
Another Animal Rights (Mercy For Animals) group is at it again; releasing videos of animal cruelty on their labeled "factory farms." This time it's a swine farm in Iowa that supplies to groceries like Costco and Krogers. The most pig raising I've ever done is raising a few for freezer pork as a kid, but … Continue reading Pig Farmers Care For Their Animals
Video: Animal Welfare on Ranch
The following video is about real animal welfare on farms and ranches across the country. Response to Mercy for Animals, Animal Cruelty video from a Texas Dairy.