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Catch the 2013 — NAMI’s guidelines still right on target


So what’s the gold standard guideline on how to humanely handle feed animals in 2017? North American Meat Institute’s (NAMI), 2013 Guidelines. Next question, please. You can credit, as does NAMI, the “2013” to that innovate Colorado Professor who delights audiences with her speeches by always making pure sense and logic — seem so trivial…. Continue Reading

Food-Safety Bills Start Popping up in State Legislatures

A Republican legislator in New Mexico wants to bail out the state’s school lunch program by using tax money to purchase $1.4 million in locally grown fruits and vegetables, which would then be provided to the schools without charge. State Rep. Jimmie C. Hall of Albuquerque, who is also executive director of the 4-H Development… Continue Reading

Local District Attorney Decides Not To Prosecute Over Latest Mercy for Animals Video

Workers at the Andrus Dairy near Birnamwood, WI who were captured on video kicking and punching cows won’t be prosecuted, according to Scott E. Niemi, assistant district attorney for Shawano-Menominee Counties. In a “Notice of No Prosecution,” Niemi suggested owner Alan G. Andrus could fire or retrain the employees, and warned that the dairy farm… Continue Reading

Humane Animal Handling Will Come With More Cameras, NAMA Says

The livestock industry’s top expert on animal behavior is teaming up with the North American Meat Association to put more eyes on high-risk animals and their handlers. Temple Grandin, the world renowned animal science professor at Colorado State University, is partnering with NAMA, the organization formed by the July 1 merger of the National Meat… Continue Reading

Cruelty Charges Brought Against California Auction Barn

The 73-year-old owner of Ontario Livestock Sales and 7 employees must appear in a California court July 20 to face a total of 21 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty stemming from an undercover investigation by an animal protection group. If convicted, Horacio Santorsola and his employees would each face up to one year in jail… Continue Reading

Grandin Says Animals Will Be Hurt by GIPSA Rules

The “cowgirl superstar” whose life story won a boatload of Emmys is now speaking out about changes to livestock marketing rules that she says will have negative consequences for animal welfare. Changes to the livestock procurement rules could mean animals will be mistreated, says Colorado State University Animal Science Professor Temple Grandin. She has filed… Continue Reading

HBO’s ‘Temple Grandin’ Takes Home Seven Emmys

Sunday night, “Temple Grandin”, the HBO movie chronicling the animal welfare expert’s life, won 5 Emmy awards. Grandin, arguably the world’s most well-known autistic person, is a New York Times best-selling author, a professor of animal science, a consultant to the leading food companies, and a noted speaker on animal behavior and autism. “As a… Continue Reading