Tag: 上海贵族宝贝论坛419

What You Don’t Hear About Animal Care

What You Don’t Hear About Animal Care

first_img By Gary Truitt – Oct 26, 2014 What You Don’t Hear About Animal Care Here is a little experiment. Type the phrase “animal care dairy” into your favorite search engine.  Then open a second tab in your browser and type the phrase “animal cruelty dairy.”  Then compare the two lists of results. One will have links to articles about how dairy farmers are caring for their animals and how animal care is a top priority for most producers. The other list will be filled with links to radical animal rights groups claiming that dairy farmers abuse their animals regularly and that the animals live in horrible conditions.  Rarely do the animal rights groups talk about animal care; their focus is on abuse because that is a more effective fundraising tool. Dairy farmers focus more on care and rarely use the term abuse because the term and the concept are so abhorrent to them. On my query there were 4,140,000 results on the animal cruelty page and 12,200,000 on the animal care page.  This would indicate that there are a lot more people talking about animal care than animal cruelty.  SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter But dairy farmers are doing more than just talking about animal care. A recent report indicated that the majority are practicing animal care every day on their farms.  Dairy farmers nationwide continue to demonstrate widespread adoption of industry standards that assure high-quality care for their animals, according to a report released last week by the National Milk Producers Federation. The summary report, issued annually, quantifies practices by farmers participating in the industry’s responsible care program, known as the National Dairy FARM Program (Farmers Assuring Responsible Management). The report quantifies the results of more than 12,000 dairy farm evaluations conducted during the previous three years. All the data collected by second-party evaluators who visit each of those farms is catalogued and provides a baseline of the breadth of adoption of the program’s care practices. The report found nearly 95 percent of farms enrolled in the program train their employees to properly move animals that cannot walk and more than 98 percent train employees to handle calves with a minimum of stress. Animal rights groups assert that animal abuse occurs regularly on most farms, but the evidence does not support that allegation.  Overall, according to the report, participation in the FARM Program increased to more than three-quarters of the nation’s milk supply, up five percentage points from the previous year. In addition, 99 percent of farms observe animals daily to identify health issues for early treatment; 93 percent develop protocols with veterinarians for dealing with common diseases, calving, and animals with special needs; and 92 percent train workers to recognize the need for animals to be euthanized.center_img Another myth being perpetrated by critics of animal agriculture is that livestock farmers regularly pump animals full of antibiotics.  Yet, the fact is that responsible drug use by farmers is advocated and practiced by the majority of operations.  NMPF released the new 2015 edition of its safe use manual for antibiotics and other animal drugs. The Milk and Dairy Beef Drug Residue Prevention Manual permits producers to quickly review those antibiotics approved for use with dairy animals. It can also be used to educate farm managers in how to avoid drug residues in milk and meat. The manual, available online, is updated annually. “Today, the use of antibiotics and other drugs in livestock is more intently scrutinized than ever,” said Jamie Jonker, NMPF’s vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs. “To maintain consumer confidence, we must show we are using these medicines properly, legally, and judiciously. This manual shows dairy farmers’ commitment to just that.” Facebook Twitter Home Commentary What You Don’t Hear About Animal Care Previous articleBig Slow Harvest Causing ProblemsNext articleSunday Outlook Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt The shrill cries of animal cruelty have given consumers an unrealistic view of animal agriculture. While there are, and will continue to be, isolated cases of abuse on farms, the evidence is that most farms treat their animals with care, compassion, and best management practices.   If the retailers, who are so quick to put up signs in the dairy and meat case stating their these products are hormone free, would also put up signs that stated “produced by healthy and cared for animals,” consumers might begin to get a more complete and accurate picture of animal care on US farms.last_img read more

Strabane man endures horrific ordeal in his own home

Strabane man endures horrific ordeal in his own home

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Facebook Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Further details are emerging of an incident in Strabane over the weekend in which a man was assaulted and falsely imprisoned in his own homeSometime between 10pm and 1am on Saturday night last, a number of persons entered the mans home in the Springhill Park area.Police have described what happened as a very serious incident and are investigating burglary, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, false imprisonment and criminal damage.One person has been arrested and charged.Local Councillor Patsy Kelly made this appeal:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/kelly3pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Previous article11 people waiting on a bed at LUH this morningNext articleLYIT Basketball making big Playoff Push starting this weekend News Highland Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – February 20, 2018 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp WhatsApp Strabane man endures horrific ordeal in his own home Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more