Legislators in Florida have thrown out proposals to introduce a new law which would have made it illegal to take unapproved videos or photographs of industrial farm animal production in the state. The “Ag Gag” bill, which was openly backed by the industrial farming lobby, was promoted on the basis that it would help to improve animal welfare or protect family farms. But the stark reality is that this proposed law has absolutely nothing to do with animal welfare and was nothing more than Big Ag protecting its interests again, stealthily promoting legislation that would effectively make it a felony to attempt to expose the horrific practices that are going on behind the doors of industrial farms.
Kevin and Roxanne Ziola raise Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW beef cattle and sheep at Iron Kreek Ranch Red Deer County, Alberta. The Ziolas raise their animals on over 1900 acres of pastureland. “We slow raise our cattle and lambs on grass, and they are all born on our ranch and raised in our care,” says Kevin Ziola.
In addition to being Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW, the cattle herd and flock of sheep at Iron Kreek Ranch are Certified Grassfed by AGW, the first—and only—food label in the U.S. and Canada that guarantees food products come from animals fed a 100% grass and forage diet, and raised entirely outdoors on pasture or range.
The Ziolas are passionate about the nutritional benefits of their grassfed meats. “We raise our animals slowly, using a natural approach which requires love and care. We are proud to provide our customers with naturally nutritious Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW and Certified Grassfed by AGW meats,” says Kevin.
Iron Kreek Ranch’s Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW, Certified Grassfed by AGW beef and lamb is available direct from the farm. For more information about Iron Kreek Ranch, visit the farm’s Facebook, call 403-391-8502 or contact Kevin and Roxanne Ziola at firstname.lastname@example.org.