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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: 12/6/2017

Sustainability is more than a buzzword for farmers and ranchers...

We’ve all heard the word sustainability, but what does it really mean? For farmers and ranchers, it’s a promise to future generations. A promise that they will care for the land, air, water and livestock in a way that ensures their children can take over the family business if they so choose.

The Animal Agriculture Alliance puts together a report every year spotlighting farmers and ranchers commitment to continuous improvement in animal care, responsible antibiotic use, environmental sustainability and food safety.

Here are a few key points from the 2017 report:

The health of broiler chickens in the U.S. continues to improve with scientific advancements in genetics, management and nutrition. As a result of these industry-adopted developments, quarterly mortality rates remain at historic lows. According to 2016 statistics, today’s mortality rate is 4.8 percent compared to 18 percent in 1925.

Hens under the United Egg Producers Certified program now account for 95 percent of all the nations laying hens and are independently audited annually based on guidelines recommended by a committee of world-renowned scientists in areas of food safety and animal behavior.

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Media Contact

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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