Tag: animal welfare

Earls Certified Humane Beef Highlights Concern About Marketing Labels

During the past few weeks, Canadian cattle farmers and ranchers have been disgruntled as a popular restaurant chain, Earls Kitchen + Bar, made an announcement that it would begin sourcing its beef from a Kansas and program specializing in Certified Humane Beef products because Canadian beef sources could not supply its restaurants. The initial reaction by […]

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Subway Removing Antibiotics… And Facebook Comments

Subway announced on Tuesday, it plans to begin serving meat that has never received antibiotics – poultry in 2016, pork and beef six years after that is complete. The sandwich chain makes the move to compete with its rivals and gives in to pressure from activist groups, following recent events that have dampened their PR efforts […]

Turkey welfare and slaughter Video with Dr. Temple Grandin

Over the past several years, I have been engaged in several conversations about transparency, animal welfare, and requests for more information about how livestock make it to our plates. Recently, American Meat Institute has teamed up with Dr. Temple Grandin, a well-know animal scientist who focuses on improving animal welfare practices, especially during slaughter. The […]

Do consumers really want to see where their food comes from? | CNN Eatocracy

Last week, I asked this question in my latest post on CNN Eatocracy. There were a variety of replies, mostly with concern for the ethics of eating meat. The majority of the 225 comments so far have missed the point. “How concerned are consumers about transparency in the food supply?” Read more here. I included […]

If slaughter houses had glass walls… (Video)

In the debate over transparency in our food systems and recent ‘ag gag’ bills/laws across the country, there has been a lot of fuss about slaughterhouses and the consumers’ ability to visualize what happens during livestock slaughter. The New York Times ran an opinion article titled “Open the Slaughterhouses” that opened debate on the ‘ag […]

Tennessee Animal Cruelty Prevention Act Heating Up

Updated: The bill was vetoed by Tenn. Governor Haslam on Monday, May 13. Story from the Tennessean here. Haslam’s statement can be seen in this piece from the Knoxville News Sentinel. A follow-up to a previous post regarding the heated “Ag gag” bills/laws across the country. The controversy over so-called ‘Ag gag’ bills has heated up in […]

Undercover video reveals shocking images of Wisconsin dairy farm

Yesterday, a new undercover video was released from a Wisconsin dairy farm; a farm much like one of the many family farms across the country. Actually, after reading so many reports of animal welfare concerns, these revealing scenes from behind closed doors are pretty shocking. Watch the video for yourself. See the original undercover video […]

How customers can help farmers with animal care

  Here’s my latest post on CNN Eatocracy. I’d like to give a big thank you to Kathy Swift, #agchat friend and veterinarian from Florida for helping me with this. Previously Eatocracy featured a post from HSUS food policy director telling consumers how they can improve the lives of farm animals. I felt it was […]

The Care Package: Video About Cattle Welfare

Cattle Welfare. The cattle are here, it’s what we do. It’s our passion and this business if our livelihood. Bottom line is the cattle are handled better today than they ever were before. The words of this Colorado cattle feedlot operator couldn’t be more representative of cattlemen across the country. On farms, ranches, and many […]

Animal protection efforts have unintended results

On the heels of yesterday’s post about the importance of advocating for agriculture within our communities, I find this post from a Tennessee newspaper that further supports the need for agvocacy in our own communities. Rather than summarize parts of the story, I’ve decided it’s best you just read it yourself. Below is a portion; […]

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