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01Jul 08

Animal Welfare Approved Program Lauded by the World Society for the Protection of Animals

According to the WSPA, "This program [Animal Welfare Approved] currently has the most stringent animal welfare standards and includes certain animals not covered by other programs, such as rabbits and ducks. Animal Welfare Approved requires that all animals have regular access to the outdoors and prohibits physical mutilations like debeaking of hens and tail docking of pigs. This program also requires that producers be family farmers and does not allow producers that have dual humane and factory-farming operations to participate."…

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27Jun 08

Downer Dilemma: Americans Need to Speak Out

Click here to read an Associated Press Article About the Latest Atrocities Here's Program Director Andrew Gunther's response: It never ceases to amaze me the depths human beings will go to. Footage released this week exposed downed cows being repeatedly shocked with electric prods and dragged while still alive at an auction facility in Portales, New Mexico. This follows closely on the heels of another welfare-related investigation in Chino, California, which led to the largest beef recall in history. Regarding…

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24Jun 08

Consumers Can and Will Make a Difference

We received this letter yesterday from a supporter of animal welfare and believe that more and more consumers are getting concerned and angry about the confusion (sometimes deliberate) around food labelling. Dear AWA, Thank you for your work. I have recently become even more interested in keeping my meat eating as 'green' as possible. I am concerned with the economic and environmental issues associated with the overdevelopment of factory farms but I am most interested in animal welfare. I have…

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15Jun 08

Grass-Fed Beef: Safer and Healthier

We recently submitted this letter to the editor of the Washington Post. Dear Editor, In response to Annys Shin's Thursday, June 12 article entitled "Engineering a Safer Burger," regarding use of ammonium hydroxide to reduce health risks in ground beef: The goal of safe food is common to us all--farmers, processors, and consumers alike. We applaud Eldon Roth for his efforts in treating contaminated beef, but shouldn't our focus be on eliminating contamination before it occurs? A solution instead of…

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06Jun 08

Citizens in Illinois Cry Out for Help

Matthew B. Alschuler wrote to us from Warren, Illinois asking for ideas on how he and his community can stop the development of a 13,000 head dairy cattle factory. Please see the website for information and to learn how you can help.

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