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WITHOUT CONSCIENCE

By Janet Stevens | Published: 01/15/2012

Robert Sproul, 83, never had anything quite like this happen to him before, not in 70 years of ranching the Grant County land around Mt. Vernon. His neighbor, on some sort of cockamamie crusade, had shot nearly a dozen of his cattle…



FARM AND RANCH ALMANAC MAY/JUNE 97

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/15/2012

Fur sales were up five percent in the winter of 1996, according to a report from Southwick Associates and the Fur Information Council of America. Sales in fur garments rose by a half billion dollars, from $1.2 billion to $1.25 billion.



AN OPEN LETTER TO OUR NEIGHBORS FROM PIPKORN MINK RANCH

By Tom and Carol Pipkorn | Published: 01/15/2012

In the early hours of October 26, our family became victims of the most cowardly sort of violence. As we slept in our safe beds, animal rights extremists “bravely,” like modern day disgruntled “Rambos,” released…



ARE THE SIGNATURES VALID IN BEVERLY HILLS?

By Teresa Platt | Published: 01/15/2012

For several months, a handful of animal rights’ signature gatherers, ironically armed with press packages swathed in petro-chemical fur, worked to qualify an initiative for the Beverly Hills city ballot. “Beverly Hills…



TERRORISTS RELEASE MINK, DESTROY RECORDS TO INTIMIDATE FUR FARMERS AND RETAILERS

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/15/2012

As fur sales rise, anti-fur terrorists are escalating their attacks on farmers, retailers, and researchers in a world-wide campaign to disrupt the industry.



FIRST, THE GOOD NEWS ... TAKING STOCK OF RODEO IS SWEET JUSTICE

By Sheila Lehrke | Published: 01/15/2012

There may be a bit of frustration in the anti-rodeo-animal-rights community in Connecticut. Efforts to ban rodeo legislatively didn’t pan out this year, and the closer look that government regulators took at rodeo because…



POLLY AND GARY WARD RAISE EXOTIC LIVESTOCK AND CONSCIOUSNESS ABOUT ANIMAL LAW IN OHIO

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/15/2012

The deer moved in unison from one end of the pasture to another, maintaining a generous flight distance from the strangers. Sunlight danced off spotted coats as the herd ebbed and flowed in the crisp, early fall air; bucks, does,…



SCIENTISTS STUDY IMPACT OF CATTLE ON PASTURE, RANGELAND

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/15/2012

The Agricultural Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture is involved in two studies to determine the impact of cattle on land and streams. In Pennsylvania, the ARS has teamed up with the American Farmland Trust to study…



MANAGEMENT EXPERT:  FARM ATTACKERS DON’T STOP IF APPEASED

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/15/2012

A crisis management expert told the nation’s pork producers that animal rights activists won’t leave them alone if they act like victims and yield to demands for industry changes, according to a report by Rod Smith in the March…



HOOVES POUND THE GROUND IN THE KENTUCKY ROLEX 3-DAY ENDURANCE EVENT

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/15/2012

The whistle sounded a split second before the rhythmic thudding of hooves reached our ears. There! Muscles taut under the bright bay coat, the big horse galloped down the course, headed for the tricky water jump. Expression determined,…



UPDATE ON ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION IN THE U.S. (FEBRUARY 19, 2004)

By Cindy Schonholtz | Published: 01/15/2012

I have seen quite a few alarming emails regarding the plan to identify livestock in the United States. The US Animal Identification Plan (USAIP) has been developed by a team representing the nation’s largest livestock groups…



ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS FAIL TO PROVE RODEO CRUELTY

By Cindy Schonholtz | Published: 01/15/2012

Animal rights activists videotaped the San Dimas Rodeo in October, 2002, then used the tape to charge stock contractor John Growney with cruelty to animals.



Cattle Can Help Conserve Grasslands and Wildlife

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/13/2012

The Prairie Keepers: Secrets of the Grasslands by Marcy Houle: 1995; 266 pages; Addison Wesley, publisher, New York; $8.80 in paperback from Amazon Books through the NAIA website.



ANIMAL RIGHTS VS WOMEN’S HEALTH

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/12/2012

These days, women’s health concerns are given top billing in medicine. Osteoporosis, breast cancer, uterine and vaginal cancer, menopause, and women’s version of heart disease get a great deal of concern from researchers,…



Kennedy’s Water Keeper Alliance Bashes Pork Producers

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/9/2012

The Water Keeper Alliance, a litigious environmental group headed by Robert Kennedy Jr., has taken aim at Iowa pork producers in its campaign to eliminate large hog farms.



Slaughter Bill is Not in Best Interests of Horses

By Dennis Foster | Published: 01/9/2012

The slaughter of horses in the United States, one of the most controversial issues in the equine world, is an emotional issue that makes it very difficult to be pragmatic despite overwhelming evidence supporting its continuation.



Activists Use Legislatures and Voters to Attack Farming Practices

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/9/2012

Livestock farming practices are beset by activist attacks in two new arenas: at the ballot box and in state legislatures.



WOLF REINTRODUCTION MEANS HARDSHIPS FOR LOCAL RANCHERS

By Sharon Beck | Published: 01/7/2012

The federal government has chosen to introduce the Canadian wolf into Idaho, just across the river from our county. Their efforts have been wildly more successful than they had ever dreamed, let alone planned for. The numbers that…



PROFESSIONAL RODEO HORSES ARE BRED TO BUCK

By Cindy Schonholtz | Published: 02/15/2007

As with any other industry or sport that utilizes animals, the sport of rodeo must continually educate the public about the care and handling of the livestock used in rodeos. Critics of rodeo often show many areas where they do…



IS RODEO BRONC RIDING CRUEL?

By Emma Carpenter | Published: 01/15/2004

A myth is a powerful thing. Every time there is a slow news day or a rodeo returns to town, animal rights groups bring the debate over rodeo bronc riding and cruelty to the front again. The myth that rodeo bronc riding is cruel…



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