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The Alliance works hard to ensure we provide your one-stop-shop for news related to all things animal agriculture. Every day, our staff combs through hundreds of clips and catalogues the most relevant under the following headings: Alliance in the News; Animal Activists; Animal Welfare; Legislation; Business; and Science. Our Resource Library is searchable by category, keyword, tags and date, and includes historical articles on animal welfare and the animal rights movement, some dating back over 30 years!

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Established in 1987, the Animal Agriculture Alliance works to provide a better understanding of the role animal agriculture plays in providing a safe, abundant food supply to a hungry world. View a chronological listing of press releases issued by the Alliance. For more information or press requests, please contact Hannah Thompson-Weeman by calling 703-562-1413. All press releases can be found in our resource library

Alliance Blog

By Casey Whitaker,
Communications Manager
Date: 10/20/2017

Key Points from the 2017 National Animal Rights Conference...

Do you ever wonder what campaign, movie or myth the animal rights movement will think of next? The Animal Agriculture Alliance has been tracking animal rights groups for more than 30 years to predict their next moves and keep farmers, ranchers, veterinarians and everyone in the animal agriculture industry ready for what may come in the future.

The Alliance sends representatives to the National Animal Rights Conference every year to gather insight on strategies and tactics of the animal rights movement. The Alliance shares a detailed report including quotes and observations with its members so they can stay informed. The 2017 event emphasized the ‘humane meat myth,’ clean meat innovations, expanding vegan options into the marketplace and a need for inclusivity within the movement.

Speakers urged attendees to avoid using the term ‘factory farming’ to encompass small farms in their rhetoric and breaking the law in the name of animal rights was deemed acceptable. These tactics are already in use as we see an uptick of activists breaking into farms of all sizes and stealing animals. Just in the last few months two different animal rights groups broke into farms in Colorado and Utah to “rescue” animals. 

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Reporters looking for information on specific issues can contact the Alliance's Director of Communications Hannah Thompson-Weeman at 703-562-1413 or hthompson@animalagalliance.org. We have a subject-matter expert list available upon request. Please also see our Resource Library for additional information.

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