Katy in Meat Candyland

In Animal rights, Food by Cindy

Pop singer Katy Perry may be marrying a vegetarian, but she reportedly wants to sing the praises of meat wearing a bacon bikini on her next CD that she wants to smell like sausage. Since I am still stuck in the 70s when it comes to music, I somehow missed this little tidbit when it came out in the music …

Wait, Look… There’s a Monkey!

In Animal rights, Blogroll, Corny News, General by Mark

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has long been notorious for singleness of purpose but more so for many of its outlandish publicity stunts. Many of these inane stunts have gone a long way to hurt their credibility. However, despite some of these goofy antics, many individuals and companies have given in to their demands rather than face any …

Meat as Brain Food

In Activism, Animal rights by Cindy

A recent story by National Public Radio (NPR) about meat and the evolution of the human brain has devolved into a fight between meatheads and pea brains. The story, posted on the NPR website on August 2, now has some 280 comments – many of them of the “Are too! Am not!” variety. The basic premise of the story is …

Hard Working Farmers and Ranchers are the Experts

In Activism, Animal rights, Farming, Livestock by Mark

Many of our livestock producers today are family owned and operated ventures that make their animal’s care, health, and comfort a priority. In this age of worst case scenarios getting the limelight it was refreshing to come across a very accurate and honest view of the nation’s livestock producers. Given the extreme stories, messages and views that pound us every day …

Why I Choose to Eat Meat

In Animal rights, Blogroll, Education, Farming, Guest Blogger, Livestock by Guest Blogger

Guest Blog from Jennifer Elwell and her “Food, Mommy” Blog  (More on the author at the bottom of the page) Back when I was a kid (we’ll say 20 to 30 years ago), vegetarians were few and far between and were often thought of as a little strange. Now, it seems, being a vegetarian or vegan is the “stylish” thing …

HSUS Success Could Have Much Broader Fallout For Society

In Activism, Animal rights, Current News, General, government, Livestock by Mark

If you are a row crop farmer who hasn’t raised livestock in years you might wonder how much energy and personal capitol you want to expend educating people about the anti-livestock efforts of the Humane Society of the United States. Besides the obvious large feed consumption, recent developments should have you even more concerned. Regular readers of this blog realize …

Ag Boycotts Chipotle

In Activism, Animal rights, State Groups by Cindy

Illinois corn growers are among many in the agriculture industry taking a stand against Chipotle for its support of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). As they point out in a post on “Corn Corps,” Chipotle is supporting HSUS efforts to regulate animal agriculture in Ohio: Chipotle is a corporate sponsor for their effort. They are allowing ballots …

In Wayne’s Own Words: Put Farmers Out of Business

In Activism, Animal rights, General, Livestock by Guest Blogger

Thanks to Guest Blogger Andy Vance. Farm Broadcaster Andy Vance owns and operates the Agri Broadcast Network (ABN Radio), Ohio’s Voice for Agriculture, and a small herd of Shorthorn cattle. Sun-Tsu, the legendary military strategist so often co-opted into ‘80s business reading material, built his strategy around the basic premise that you must know your enemy to truly defeat him. …

HSUS Squawks Like Chicken Little!

In Animal rights, Blogroll, Farming, Food Prices, poultry by Mark

Chicken Little the Sky isn’t falling and if you were in a nice safe building you wouldn’t care if it was! They say that fear may be the top motivator for mankind but I have a sneaking suspicion that guilt may be a close second with sticky and delicious Cinnabon ranking third. With this psychological quirk in mind there are …