Tag: Humane Society of the United States

Lessons To Learn From The Muck Boots Blunder

Earlier this week, social media feeds were busy for the Original Muck Boots Company as members of agriculture and hunting communities became very upset at an apparent fundraiser for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS; an animal rights activist organization who continually lobbies against activities in animal agriculture, hunting, trapping, and fishing). On […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Conversations.

Val Wagner is a North Dakota farmer, rancher and mother of four boys that talks about all things agriculture and crazy childhood antics over at Wag’n Tales (wagfarms.com). She’s made it her mission to make sure that her boys have a future in agriculture, and hopes at least one of them will grow up to […]

In response to HSUS’ “A Pig’s Tail” [Video]

In case you missed it, today was Food Day – an opportunity to focus on our food system and the diversity within. The Humane Society of the United States (read my thoughts on the organization here) took advantage of this event to aim at modern pork production. The HSUS, not affiliated with your local pet […]

CNN Eatocracy: Can we find civil food conversations online?

I don’t know about you, but I get pretty frustrated hen trying to have a conversation, but can’t wade through all of the mud that is being slung in the process. This happens a lot when trying to talk food and farming online. These are emotional topics and each side of the table tries to […]

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 […]

AgriTalk Radio Interview – Conversations with a Balanced Education

Over the past few weeks I have really enjoyed the feed back from my articles on the CNN Eatocracy page. My first post introduced the topic of searching out food conversations between farmers and customers. Many great questions and points of concern were raised with this one. My second article explained how to find these […]

What will you do when HSUS shows up next door?

Thursday morning while checking my messages, a news release from The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS, not to be confused with your local animal shelter) showed up in my Facebook timeline. Their latest move in an escapade to change the face of livestock farms includes Tennessee-based Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. The press […]

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