Heading off the inevitable

The best defense is . . . well, it isn’t clear what can be done to defend livestock producers against the well-funded attacks orchestrated by the Humane Society of the United States. FULL STORY »

State Vet Finds No Abuse At Smithfield Hog Farm

A Virginia-state veterinarian has found no indications of pig abuse in the Smithfield hog farm at the center of a Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) undercover investigation and subsequent abuse allegations. Richard Wilkes visited the farm last month as part of Smithfield's own investigation into the claims.

Review Your Farm’s Security Policies

America's farm families are under attack from activist groups such as the Humane Society of the United States. These extremists attempt to use emotional images and scare tactics to discourage Americans from eating meat, milk and eggs because they do not believe that we have that right.

Jolley: Smithfield Rights A Wrong, HSUS Wrongs A Right

Confused by the headline? HSUS sent an undercover ‘agent’ who surreptitiously recorded abuse at a Smithfield Foods Inc. facility. Wayne Pacelle scheduled a press conference last week and showed the offending video, calling on Smithfield to honor its long-standing pledge to pursue humane practices.

Smithfield immediately started an inquiry, calling on experts like the renowned Temple Grandin who reviewed the heavily edited video and issued a statement.

Smithfield Responds To Pig Abuse Allegation

At Smithfield Foods our number one priority is food safety along with the care and safety–of our employees and our animals–at all of our facilities. We have a long history of leading the industry with innovative programs to demonstrate that leadership in order to provide our customers with a safe and abundant food supply.

HSUS Claims Pig Abuse At Smithfield Facility

The Humane Society of the United States has released an undercover video that the group took at a Virginia facility owned by Murphy-Brown Farms, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods.

HSUS Alleges Abusive, Inhumane Treatment At Smithfield Hog Farm

The Humane Society of the United States has released findings from an undercover investigation that documented the inhumane treatment of female breeding pigs and piglets at a Virginia factory farm owned by a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer.

Ohio Livestock Board Tackles First Issues

Dix Capital Bureau reports the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board with create guidelines for downer animal and euthanasia issues as its first order of business with plans to finish recommended care rules by the end of the summer. FULL STORY »

Chipotle Supports HSUS’ Role In Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board

Ohio’s Country Journal reports Chipotle endorses HSUS in it’s effort to reconstruct the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board on the upcoming November ballot. FULL STORY »

Public Schools In Nebraska Pull HSUS Newsletter Aimed At Kids

Brownfield reports the Lincoln Public Schools in Nebraska have decided not to hand out April’s newsletter by the Humane Society of the United States written for third and fourth grade students. FULL STORY »

HSUS Official Plans To Speak To Domino's Pizza Executives About Pork Supply

According to the Pizza Marketplace, Kristine Middleton of HSUS is planning to speak with Domino's Pizza officials during the company's shareholder meeting on April 28th. FULL STORY »

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