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Farmers fight back against animal rights groups

 

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It's little wonder that farmers fret about the future of the livestock industry. In the past two years, feed costs skyrocketed, pork and dairy prices plummeted, and animal rights groups stepped up efforts to improve living conditions for farm animals. Some farmers are hoping to strike back with proactive efforts to ward off unwanted legislation and boost the struggling industry. "A line must be drawn between our polite and respectful engagement with consumers and how we must aggressively respond to extremists who want to drag agriculture back to the day of 40 acres and a mule," said Bob Sta...



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