Do you ever feel like decisions are based on over-sensationalized hysteria instead of science?  Many friends in agriculture have echoed that concern in our instant information culture.  Here’s your chance to encourage USDA to make science-based decisions; they have announced proposed rule for downer cow and are seeking feedback before September 29th.  See http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?contentidonly=true&contentid=2008/08/0218.xml for the details, including e-mail and snail mail addresses. (more…)

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Beware…HSUS is on the hunt for more shocking footage to diminish the credibility of all of us in animal agriculture.  Most well-known amongst the general population for “fuzzy kitties and cute puppies” – the Humane Society of the United States has weighed in as a heavyweight to bring animal agriculture to its knees.  (more…)