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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!

Press Releases

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: 1/26/2018

How are farm animals not freezing in this winter weather?!...

Bundled up in scarfs, hats and gloves, families across the country are bracing for ice and snow with wind chills in the single digits. As children build snowmen and parents curse the wind while clearing snow off their vehicles, farmers and ranchers are making sure their animals stay comfortable. Farmers are the 24/7 caretakers of livestock and poultry – whether it’s 64 degrees or -2 degrees!

Broiler chickens (raised for meat) are usually raised indoors, so they don’t have to worry about the cold weather. All modern chicken houses have a computer system that controls the lights, temperature and ventilation. When chicks arrive to the farm from the hatchery, the houses are pre-warmed to feel like summertime. As the chickens grow, they’ll be able to more easily regulate their body temperatures so farmers turn the thermostat dial down 10-20 degrees.

Turkey barns also come equipped with fancy computer systems to ensure the temperature is just right for the birds, especially with a lot of turkey farms in Minnesota where it often gets into the negative digits!

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Reporters looking for information on specific issues can contact the Alliance's Vice President 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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