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Farm Animal Welfare Coaltion
Brownfield News
HSUS newsletter to kids raises red flag
by Ken Anderson
May 10, 2010

In Nebraska, officials of Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) have instructed
the district's teachers not to distribute a recent issue of a Humane
Society of the United States newsletter aimed at third and fourth

LPS officials took the action after being alerted to the newsletter's
controversial content by Nebraska Farm Bureau.  "It contained
misinformation about contemporary agriculture," says Cheryl
Stubbendieck, vice president of public relations for Nebraska Farm
Bureau. "It clearly worked to advance HSUS' agenda.  It showed
pictures and had commentary about factory farms, and suggested that
what was portrayed there was the dominant kind of agriculture."

Stubbendieck says what concerned her the most was that the newsletter
also urged youngsters to contact federal agencies to request...

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The last time I was in Indianapolis was the summer of 2003. I remember it pretty well because I was still sulking about The Colts being moved there without my permission and not quite over their inglorious departure from my hometown of Baltimore twenty years earlier. My bitterness melted away however in nearby Plainfield at The National Chimney Sweep Training School, the site of my very first Dirty Job. There, I was instructed in the fine art of “flue maintenance,” and engulfed inflames while attempting to extinguish a raging creosote fire from the top of a rickety demonstration platform. Things went downhill after that and by the time I finally left town I was unrecognizable, concealed under a thick layer of ash and soot, with no plans of ever returning to The Crossroads of America.

Of course, in those days I was unrecognizable on a daily basis. Dirty Jobs would not debut for another six months, and I had no reason to think that anyone would watch when it did. I was...

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Dramatic New PETA Ad Shows Cruelty at Pennsylvania Dairy Farm

TV Spot Features Undercover Footage of Cows at Land O'Lakes Supplier as They Are Kicked and Shocked and Stand Mired in Their Own Waste

For Immediate Release:
May 5, 2010

Michael Lyubinsky  757-622-7382

Philadelphia -- This week, PETA will debut a dramatic television ad depicting the filthy, substandard conditions at a Pennsylvania dairy farm that supplies Land O'Lakes. The ad footage comes from a recent undercover investigation that PETA launched after a whistleblower at the farm became concerned about conditions there and contacted the group.

"This wrenching 30-second TV spot shows what 'business as usual' means on a U.S. dairy farm," says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "With so many delicious substitutes for butter, yogurt, ice cream, and other milk products available, there is no excuse to support cruelty by buying dairy products."

The ad will air on WPHL-TV (My Network TV)...

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WASHINGTON � Scanner data indicates American consumers buy �regular� eggs over cage-free eggs by a margin of 40 to 1, according to Chicago-based SymphonyIRI Group, but surveys indicate that they prefer roomier housing for laying hens.

The information, gleaned from scanner data from 34,000 grocery, drug and mass merchandiser stores across the country, was presented at a meeting of the United Egg Producers, a farmer cooperative and trade association that represents America�s egg producers.

In other research reported at the meeting, a nationwide survey of Americans showed that while consumers still overwhelmingly buy �regular� eggs over cage-free or organic eggs, they also support the use of �enriched colony housing� systems that are being phased in by many European egg farmers.

In general, Americans pay three times less for eggs than Europeans do, so cost could be a factor in their purchase of regular eggs from hens in traditional...

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HSUS Watch

Humane Watch
HSUS Fights for the Right to Carpet-bag
MAY 03 2010

Imagine that you're running a group called Ohioans for Humane Farms.
You're (not-so-secretly) controlled by the Humane Society of the
United States. And your goal in life is to get a question on the
November ballot that would invalidate last year's election, when
Ohioans vested control of animal agriculture standards in a
thirteen-person board that just started meeting a few days ago.

Now imagine that your volunteer efforts to gather 402,275 signatures
of Ohioans by June 29 are way behind schedule. You started canvassing
back on March 10, which means that almost half of your
signature-gathering time has already passed. It's April 27, and you've
collected barely 115,000 signatures. And you'll probably need 600,000
to reach your goal, since so many of yours will read "Wilbur," "Mickey
Mouse," and...

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