farm for generations, urban and suburban dwellers are no longer familiar with how their food is produced. Compounding the knowledge deficit is the fact that people, especially young people, tend to use the internet as their primary source of information.
Plenty of people stop through Winnemucca, NV, to spend a few days and gamble in the casinos. But the delegation of ranchers that rumbled into town two weeks ago to hammer out solutions to public lands issues was playing for much higher stakes: Keeping public lands open to livestock grazing and keeping the ranchers who graze public lands in business.
Internationally recognized animal welfare expert and animal science professor Temple Grandin has teamed up with the American Meat Institute (AMI) to produce a video documenting humane methods for slaughtering cattle.
Since a court settlement last year in which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) agreed to decide whether to list the sage grouse by September 2015, everyone—from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to local working groups—has been scrambling to make an endangered listing of the iconic, low-flying bird unnecessary.
Western congressional representatives have raised the red flag on Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar, claiming that new Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manuals for conducting wilderness inventories effectively reissue key elements of Salazar’s highly controversial Wild Lands policy, which was stripped of funding by Congress last April.
In the latest of a series of increasing demands on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reexamine its approval of antibiotics for subtherapeutic use in livestock, a non-profit group has sued the agency, saying that their requests for public disclosure of documents about antibiotic policy were ignored.
When anti-grazing groups need legal help, many of them dip into the well-established system of nonprofit environmental legal centers and law school clinical programs to get pro bono legal representation.
The BankAmericard Cash Rewards™ VisaŽ card for HSUS will reportedly transfer $60 to the multi-million dollar animal rights foundation for every credit account opened, and transfer another 25 cents for every $100 dollars spent on the card.