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Animal rights activists shut down the circus

By Julie Tomascik The Greatest Show On Earth will fold up its tent for the final time in May. Marking the end of a 146-year tour that brought animals and a captivating experience to life under the Big Top. The circus’ storied history will come to an end after facing a tough few years. No [...]

Animal abuse on Texas ranches and dairies?

By Jessica Domel The sun is barely peeking through the clouds, and they're already hard at work feeding cows, milking and answering business calls. They've only had a few hours of sleep, and the day won't be over for another 10-12 hours. They're a Texas dairy producer. A rancher. Or maybe just a fan of livestock. Sometimes, all three. Taking [...]

Animal care is my responsibility

By Justin Dauer I’m often puzzled by the notion that livestock are abused in pursuit of the almighty dollar. I know some of that sentiment is generated by images seen on television or the internet of animal mistreatment. Just to set the record straight, I think anyone who abuses livestock should be out of the [...]

An open letter to consumers: 5 things farmers want you to know

Dear Texas Consumer, As a farmer, I have a passion for growing things. I take enormous pride in providing your family the necessities of life—not only the food that nurtures them but the fiber that protects them from the sun, cold, wind and rain. I wonder why many hold my profession in disregard. I see [...]