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Coyote Conflicts – By Ellin Iselin

As residential development sprawls into the suburbs, complaints of contact with coyotes increases. Chattanooga, Tenn. resident Jerry Peyton has been noticing a trend for a year now and wrote in an e-mail, “Actually we have a family of coyotes that live in the neighborhood. It’s not that we are anti coyote, but the frisky little devils scare the folks and their kids.” Mr. Peyton pointed out that coyotes are becoming a “serious national problem!” (more…)

Landmark Bills Introduced in Congress: Federal Legislation Calls for Ban on Factory Farms

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) proposed a legislation calling for immediate moratorium on construction of new facotry farms and phase out of current factory farms. The new Farm System Reform Act S. 3221, prevent monopoly tendancies from multi-national meat and poultry corporations. Each year, these corporations kill more than nine billion farm animals in the United States. “Integrators”, are large meat and poultry companies the control vast amounts of the production chain, to the birth of a pig, to the gutting and slicing of bacon. (more…)

HFA’S Suwanna Ranch

They provide on-care rescue assistance in which they offer animals refuge each year. They encourage agencies to use their legal authority to rescure farm animals from neglect. These include pigs, sheep, cows, chickens, turkeys, goats, llamas, and any farm animal. Currently they have rescued over 1,300 animals at Suwanna Ranch! With over 6,000 acres of protected habitat for animals to roam freely on the plains. You can contact your U.S. Senators to co-sponsor S. 3221 the Farm System Reform Act. There are a dozen bills that deserve your love and support for these animals. Get involved today.

HFA Cracks Down on Cockfighting: U.S. Justice Shuts Down Illegal Operation

Currently, there is a U.S. ordinance that states it is illegal for residents to keep five or more without a legal permit. In fall of 2019, Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) gave evidence in California where the Civil Grand Jury of Monterey County had proof of numerous illegal rooster keeping operations. This is proof that the ordinance has not been enforced and has allowed cockfighting. (more…)

The Meat Industry’s Supply Chain Broke

Due to the global pandemic of the coronavirus, the beef, chicken, and pork supply chain is in danger. In order to comply with social distancing and safety guidelines, facilities now have to operate with majority of their staff furloughed. The All American farmer is still raising chickens, beef cattle, and hogs, but fewer places are available to slaughter and process the meat. (more…)

HFA Stops Massachusetts Rotten-Egg Bill… For Now

In 2016, an initiative was passed that required egg-layed hens must have no less than 1.5 square feet of floor space per bird. However the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has banded together with UEP United Egg Producers, to reduce the amount of living space hens are provided. If the bill passes, roughly thirty three percent more hens would be in factories that would go against the 2016 bill initiative. That would also lead to the construction of multi-level egg factories that limits hens space. Thankfully the Humane Farming Association stopped the new, limited space bill from passing.

The Humane Farming Association: Lawsuit Against New Pork Inspection Rules

Joined forces of Washington D.C. Food & Water Watch (FWW) and the Center for Food Safety are working together to file a lawsuit against a new pork inspection system. The NSIS, New Swine Inspection System lessens government inspection of animals and carasses that show signs of disease or other public health related conditions that can be passed on to humans. The new regulation also limits number of animals that are inspected by trained and experienced vetenarians. (more…)