Idaho Amicus Brief: Farm Protection Laws are about Conduct, not Speech

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Idaho agriculture has brought out a big gun to help get a challenge to the state’s so-called “ag-gag” law thrown out of federal court. In an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief, Idaho agricultural groups are asking the U.S. District Court in Boise to dismiss a lawsuit brought against the Gem State by a […]

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Netherlands Court Overturns Ban on Mink Farming

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Dutch News: Fur farmers celebrate as court throws out ban on mink farming Wednesday 21 May 2014   A court in The Hague on Wednesday overturned a new law to ban breeding animals for fur from 2024. The law will have a ‘serious financial impact’ on breeders and it is totally unclear if they will […]

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High School Ag Programs Flourish as Farms Dwindle

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By JIM SUHR AP Business Writer May 03, 2014 ST. LOUIS (AP) – High school agriculture programs sprouting across the nation’s Corn Belt are teaching teenagers, many of them in urban environments, that careers in the field often have nothing to do with cows and plows. The curriculums, taking hold as school budgets tighten and […]

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Wisconsin leads the Nation in Mink Production

The USDA has released its mink production report for 2013 and once again Wisconsin leads the nation.  See the full report here for each year, going back to 1970

FBI Charge Two in Mink Farm Attack

Fur Commission USA Press Release July 10, 2014   Federal Authorities announced today the arrests of two California animal rights extremists for an attack last summer on an Illinois mink farm.   Kevin Johnson (Oliff) and Tyler Lang have been indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts — conspiracy and interstate travel to damage and interfere with […]

Idaho Amicus Brief: Farm Protection Laws are about Conduct, not Speech

Idaho agriculture has brought out a big gun to help get a challenge to the state’s so-called “ag-gag” law thrown out of federal court. In an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief, Idaho agricultural groups are asking the U.S. District Court in Boise to dismiss a lawsuit brought against the Gem State by a […]

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Wisconsin leads the Nation in Mink Production

The USDA has released its mink production report for 2013 and once again Wisconsin leads the nation.  See the full report here for each year, going back to 1970

New Research Reveals the Global Fur Trade is Worth as Much as Wi-Fi

According to a new study, the global fur trade has now been valued at more than $40 Billion worldwide – roughly the same as the global Wi-Fi industry. The research is the first to analyze the highly fragmented fur sector, looking beyond retail sales at the immense worldwide economic value of fur farming and production […]

Netherlands Court Overturns Ban on Mink Farming

Dutch News: Fur farmers celebrate as court throws out ban on mink farming Wednesday 21 May 2014   A court in The Hague on Wednesday overturned a new law to ban breeding animals for fur from 2024. The law will have a ‘serious financial impact’ on breeders and it is totally unclear if they will […]

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FBI Charge Two in Mink Farm Attack

Fur Commission USA Press Release July 10, 2014   Federal Authorities announced today the arrests of two California animal rights extremists for an attack last summer on an Illinois mink farm.   Kevin Johnson (Oliff) and Tyler Lang have been indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts — conspiracy and interstate travel to damage and interfere with […]

Idaho Amicus Brief: Farm Protection Laws are about Conduct, not Speech

Idaho agriculture has brought out a big gun to help get a challenge to the state’s so-called “ag-gag” law thrown out of federal court. In an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief, Idaho agricultural groups are asking the U.S. District Court in Boise to dismiss a lawsuit brought against the Gem State by a […]

PETA’s Most Outrageously Dishonest Ad Campaigns

The animal rights group has once again released a spurious ad linking milk to autism. It’s not the first time they’ve used pseudoscience to fear monger It appears PETA will do just about anything to save the animals, even if that means making things up. The advocacy group has managed to offend women, breast-feeders, Catholics, […]

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PETA’s Most Outrageously Dishonest Ad Campaigns

The animal rights group has once again released a spurious ad linking milk to autism. It’s not the first time they’ve used pseudoscience to fear monger It appears PETA will do just about anything to save the animals, even if that means making things up. The advocacy group has managed to offend women, breast-feeders, Catholics, […]

Extreme animal-rights tactics erode support

  By JOSEPH PERKINS / Orange County Register Published: May 22, 2014 http://www.ocregister.com/articles/animal-615372-rights-activists.html “Demonstrate against Saks Fifth Avenue’s Summer Fur Promotion.” So exhorts an invitation by the Animal Protection and Rescue League, which plans to make a ruckus next month outside the store at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Hopefully, Saks won’t be subject to […]

Dutch reversal of fur ban is a win for human rights

In a surprisingly clear and quick verdict a Dutch national court in The Hague yesterday overturned the ban that would have put an end to mink farming in The Netherlands in 2024. The ban was passed by the Dutch Senate in December 2012, but with reference to the European Human Rights Convention the court declared […]

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