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Content about animal rights

January 22, 2013

"What people are imagining what is happening inside sheds is way worse than what is actually happening.", says Dr. Temple Grandin. What does she propose farmers and ranchers do?

Dr. Temple Grandin from Colorado State University shares her perspective on animal handling and how the industry needs to improve the way consumers view us. From the 2011 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Carolina Swine Health Seminar.

June 1, 2012

Annette Sweeney, Representative, Iowa General Assembly, provides some background on the Ag Protection Act that was put into law in Iowa. Some have called this the 'Ag Gag Bill'. The activities that went into the development of the legislation took much negotiation, hard compromise, and much longer than many expected.

Protecting Farmers' Rights at the State Level - Annette Sweeney, Representative, Iowa General Assembly, from the Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, Real Farmers Real Food, Celebrating Tradition and Technology, May 2-3, Arlington, VA, USA.

June 1, 2012

Sue Wallis, Representative, Wyoming State Legislature, talks about what is going on at the state level, with respect to agriculture, politics, and the current relationship states have with various animal rights groups.

Protecting Farmers’ Rights at the State Level - Sue Wallis, Representative, Wyoming State Legislature, from the Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit, Real Farmers Real Food, Celebrating Tradition and Technology, May 2-3, Arlington, VA, USA.

January 2, 2012

The HSUS has a plan for how social media is to be used to create a true following for their issues campaigns. Learn what they do and how they approach people online.

This presentation by Carie Lewis, Director of Emerging Media, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), offers a great view in to how HSUS is strategic in its use of social media. While you may or may not like the HSUS, they do have a plan and know where they need to go. Everyone in agriculture needs to leverage this HSUS information to help advocate (aka agvocate) their agriculture, farm, and ranch story.