Animal Welfare/Rights

PETA makes at least two blunders in latest video

PETA's latest video didn’t target who they wanted to target, and is not showing what they wanted to show. FULL STORY »

Caring for high value bull calves

Have your standards for bull calf care risen with the prices paid for them? Economics aside, proper care is imperative from an ethical standpoint. FULL STORY »

Don’t ignore public perception of livestock euthanasia

Euthanasia is an uncomfortable and unfortunate reality of livestock production; however, a critical part of both veterinary medicine and livestock handling is to determine when euthanasia is necessary and how to do it humanely. FULL STORY »

Commentary: ‘Animal Rights or Wrongs?’

A kids’ show explores the contentious issue of using animals to test drugs or conduct research. What they had to say offer a valuable insight into why the issue is so volatile even for adults FULL STORY »

Animal welfare transparency

NMPF’s F.A.R.M. Program adds farmer clarity, and consumer assurance. FULL STORY »

See It? Stop It!

A major development in animal care came last year when NMPF, along with the Center for Food Integrity and the U.S. pork industry, launched “See It? Stop It! Animal Care Starts with You.” FULL STORY »

From our board room: Animal welfare efforts described

This month, Dairy Herd Management asked Editorial Advisory Board members to describe their animal welfare philosophies, training and auditing programs. FULL STORY »

Wage war on our top 5 welfare issues

As a veterinarian, I see things we could do to improve cow and calf welfare. We need to improve our practices relating to lameness, dehorning, tail docking, euthanasia and transportation. FULL STORY »

Canada's largest dairy farm target of undercover video

The BC SPCA is recommending charges of animal cruelty against eight employees of Canada’s largest dairy farm, following a BC SPCA investigation in Chilliwack. FULL STORY »

UFW releases photos from Darigold farms

The United Farm Workers (UFW) union, the organization once led by Cesar Chavez, is alleging that Darigold/Northwest Dairy Association-member farms are mistreating lame and sick cows by forcing them to be milked, and not medically treating them. FULL STORY »

Late calf/dam separation puts calves in bad mood

Separating calves from their dam late gives them an attitude similar to dehorning, according to new research from the University of British Columbia (UBC). FULL STORY »

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