HSUS Feeling Heat in N.Y. Times

Chuck Zimmerman

The Center For Consumer Freedom is dialing up the heat on the Humane Society of the United States. This is their full page ad that’s appearing in today’s New York Times. It highlight’s “the failure of the Humane Society of the United States to devote a significant amount of money to supporting America’s underfunded pet shelters. The ad explains that …

Animal Activists, Wackos

Watchdogs on the Tail of HSUS

Cindy Zimmerman

The new watchdog project on the tail of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is really showing a bite that matches its bark. The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) just launched HumaneWatch.org earlier this week to expose the agenda and activities of HSUS. It includes a sharp-toothed blog written by CCF’s Director of Research David Martosko, as well …

Animal Activists, Corn, Video, Wackos

Dealing With Issues Management

Chuck Zimmerman

Much of the work done at the Cattle Industry Convention is in committees. These meetings are open and as I’ve found over the years, a great learning experience to attend. I did a walk around during the main committee time as part of my work for the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and stopped in just as the Joint Issues Management Committee …

Ag Groups, Animal Activists, Audio, Cattle Industry Conference, Wackos

Climate Change is BAD Topic

Cindy Zimmerman

Thursday is Blog Action Day (BAD) and the topic this year is Climate Change. Food production is top on the list of suggested ideas for bloggers to write about in an alert sent out by organizers. “Agricultural production around the world is responsible for nearly as much greenhouse gas emissions as all forms of transportation put together, so it shouldn’t …

Animal Activists, Farming, Wackos

Should Your Pet Be A Vegetarian?

Amanda Nolz

Coming from Texas A&M University, this article from the Veterinary Department, “Should Your Pet Be A Vegetarian?” kind of surprised me. It came out in their newsletter, and the article discussed planning a well-balanced vegetarian diet for pets. Why? What is this world coming to anyway? Since when do pets have to stand for a cause? Why can’t they just …

Animal Activists, Animal Health, Feed

Regulatory Czar Nominee Could be Nightmare for Ag

Cindy Zimmerman

Americans for Limited Government (ALG) has mounted a campaign against the nomination of Cass Sunstein to be the White House’s “Regulatory Czar” in order to prevent a “litigation nightmare.” ALG President Bill Wilson sent letters last week to farm organizations urging them to actively oppose the nomination. “What concerns me and I am sure will concern you is Mr. Sunstein’s …

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Proud to be an Omnivore

Cindy Zimmerman

While in North Carolina for the Boehringer Ingelheim Swine Health Seminar over the weekend, I had some of the best pork I have ever eaten. The hotel served up a fresh whole hog with a tasty vinegar sauce that was fabulous. The best thing about the airport in Charlotte (which I spent an inordinate amount of time in on Sunday) …

Animal Activists, Boehringer Ingelheim, Food, Pork

Protest Bank of America’s HSUS Credit Card

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s something to fire you up on a summer Thursday. As reported on CattleNetwork this morning, Bank of America is now offering “The Humane Society of the United States® WorldPoints® Platinum Plus® Visa® Card.” Thank BOA. Help provide funds (25 cents of every 100 dollars charged) to an organization that essentially misleads people to get their money to fund their …

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