Ohio to Phase Out Veal Crates

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Despite last year’s agreement with agribusiness interests in Ohio to ban and phase out certain cruel factory farming practices, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board (OLCSB) voted in favor of veal crate confinement. United against cruelty, we joined together to let the OLCSB know that all calves, regardless of their age, deserve the right to turn around and lie down comfortably. Good news.although there had to be pressure exerted from advocates. From the Farm Sanctuary.

IFAW rescuers have mobilized to Japan

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The humanitarian needs remain overwhelming but given the important role that companion animals play in the Japanese family and the important role that livestock plays in the Japanese economy, it’s important that we address the issues immediately,” said IFAW’s Disaster Manager Dr. Dick Green. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW rescues individual animals, works to prevent cruelty to animals, and advocates for the protection of wildlife and habitats.

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The True Costs of Eating Meat

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McWilliams highlights the true environmental costs of eating meat: The livestock industry as a result of its reliance on corn and soy-based feed accounts for over half the synthetic fertilizer used in the United States, contributing more than any other sector to marine dead zones. Livestock production consumes 70 percent of the water in the American West -- water so heavily subsidized that if irrigation supports were removed, ground beef would cost $35 a pound.

Environmental Groups Call For End To USDA Wildlife Killing

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The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Services shows that most livestock losses come from weather, disease, illness, and birthing problems, and not predation. Carnivores killed less than 1% of cattle (0.18%) and approximately 3% of sheep produced in the U.S.; • Out of Step with American Values - Americans value wildlife and abhor animal cruelty. Environmental groups have called on Obama to get rid of the USDA's Dept.

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From Today's New York Times

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If we are to live in a more peaceful world, we must abandon the cruelty on our plates. March 27, 2007 To the Editor: Livestock producers raise their animals under humane standards and under the care of a veterinarian. To the Editor: Re “ Mr. Puck’s Good Idea ” (editorial, March 26): Thank you for writing about the restaurateur Wolfgang Puck and his desire to buy meat raised humanely. This issue is an important one and needs to be talked about.

Animal Advocates' Successes Have Factory Farmers Running Scared

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One outspoken proponent of factory farming cited in the HPMAJ column is "Trent Loos, a rancher, journalist and vocal livestock supporter." According to the HPMAJ column, "Loos told cattle producers the livestock industry must show the public that there are moral and ethical justifications for taking the life of an animal to feed a person. With documentary footage of factory farm conditions only a mouse click away, that spotlight on cruelty is shining brightly

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