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Farm Animal Welfare Coaltion

From: July 15 at 4 PM
To: July 19 at 11 PM

Care about animals? Come out and visit 90+ FREE exhibits ~ social justice groups, compassionate shopping, delicious food, animal art, and more!

Conference includes speakers, updates from Whale Wars & other animal advocacy groups, and awards.

Conference Web site is www.arconference.org. Or call 888-ASK-FARM. Conference is hosted by Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) and co-sponsored by numerous animal advocacy organizations.

Cost: Exhibits are FREE to all. However, the rates for conference participation vary depending upon number of days attending.

Note that some of the participating organizations have additional events planned for Mon. July 20th.

Los Angeles Times

June in animal news: Five questions with Humane Society of the United States leader Wayne Pacelle

July 2, 2010 |  8:20 pm

We're asking leaders in the animal protection movement to give us their insights into current issues affecting animals. Here, Humane Society of the United States president and chief executive Wayne Pacelle shares his take on the month of June in animal news and what animal lovers should watch for in July. Pacelle's responses represent his own views and not necessarily ours.

WaynePacelle Unleashed: What do you view as the most important development in animal news to happen in June?

Wayne Pacelle: A landmark agreement for the benefit of animals was reached in Ohio. Signature-gatherers for Ohioans for Humane Farms were certain to qualify a ballot measure to curb some of the most abusive practices on factory farms, similar to the ballot measure that California voters approved in November 2008.

Gov. Ted Strickland is a friend to...

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010  09:13 AM

By Holly Zachariah



MARYSVILLE, Ohio -- A Union County grand jury has decided the owner of a Union County dairy farm caught in an abuse scandal should not face criminal charges.

A grand jury met last week and heard testimony from an Ohio Department of Agriculture veterinarian, the Union County Humane Society and others before deciding that dairy farmer Gary Conklin did nothing criminal, according to Union County Prosecutor David Phillips.

Jurors saw hours of video tape recorded by an undercover employee of the animal-rights group, Mercy For Animals, not just the few minutes that group posted on YouTube, Phillips said.

On the tape, Conklin employee Billy Joe Gregg is seen viciously beating and abusing cows and calves at the Plain City farm. Gregg has since been fired. He has been charged with 12 misdemeanor counts...

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By Sharon Durham
July 7, 2010

There's no substantial quality difference between organically and conventionally produced eggs. That's one of a number of findings in an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) study examining various aspects of egg quality.

ARS food technologist Deana Jones and her team in the agency's Egg Safety and Quality Research Unit in Athens, Ga., found that, on average, there was no substantial quality difference between types of eggs. So, no matter which specialty egg is chosen, it will be nearly the same quality as any other egg.

About 6.5 billion dozen shell eggs are produced each year in the United States, with a value of about $7 billion, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service.

The ARS team...

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Phase Out of Extreme Confinement Systems for Breeding Pigs and Veal Calves; Immediate Moratorium on Battery Cage Construction, and Other Animal Welfare Reforms to Be Implemented

Gains in the Making on Puppy Mills, Cockfighting and Exotic Pet Trade

COLUMBUS, Ohio (June 30, 2010) – A deal struck among The Humane Society of the United States, Ohioans for Humane Farms, Ohio agriculture leaders and Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland will lead to major animal welfare improvements in Ohio on a raft of issues, reforming industry practices and improving prospects for adoption of critical legislation in other areas. The agreement puts a hold on a planned factory farming initiative on the fall ballot.

“I’m grateful to Governor Strickland and his administration for their outstanding leadership on these issues,” said Wayne Pacelle, HSUS president and CEO. Pacelle appeared with Gov. Strickland and Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Jack Fisher at a press conference to announce the...

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