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Animal Ag Watch By Hannah Thompson-Weeman
Hannah Thompson-Weeman is vice president of communications for the Animal Agriculture Alliance.

 

April 06, 2021 | Seafood gets a turn in the 'documentary' spotlight

March 23, 2021 | Leadership changes at animal rights activist organizations

March 09, 2021 | Animal agriculture up for debate in several state legislatures this spring

February 23, 2021 | Lent brings up conversations about “giving up” meat

February 09, 2021 | Activists “zooming” in: Don’t forget about security for virtual meetings

January 26, 2021 | Warning: activists targeting plant employees

January 12, 2021 | ICYMI: Activist poses on national news as meat company CEO

December 29, 2020 | Heads up: more calls to ditch meat on deck in 2021

December 15, 2020 | Biggest activist stories of 2020

December 01, 2020 | Beef up your support on Giving Tuesday

November 17, 2020 | Meat replacement group leader tapped for USDA transition team

November 03, 2020 | Activists discuss legal strategies to target meat and animal ag

October 20, 2020 | October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 06, 2020 | Beware: Activist activity is more than just protests

September 22, 2020 | Supporting our restaurant partners

September 08, 2020 | Back to school time for activists — even virtually

August 25, 2020 | More anti-meat documentaries slated for the small screen

August 11, 2020 | Virtual activist conference remains focused on meat

July 28, 2020 | Sustainability back at the center of the plate

July 14, 2020 | Canadian activist killed while protesting plant

June 30, 2020 | Home protests by activists on the rise — be prepared

June 16, 2020 | Activists relentless in disrupting food supply, but they don’t speak for most consumers

June 02, 2020 | Activists take threats to critical infrastructure to new heights

May 19, 2020 | Seen and heard at the 2020 Virtual Summit

May 05, 2020 | Communication considerations for the current climate

April 21, 2020 | No, animal agriculture is not to blame for COVID-19

April 07, 2020 | Activist groups look to exploit potential labor shortages

March 24, 2020 | As usual, activist groups attempt to exploit a crisis

March 10, 2020 | Power of meat remains strong

February 25, 2020 | Sitting down at the table with unexpected allies

February 11, 2020 | Conversations with law enforcement

January 28, 2020 | Are boycotts the answer?

January 14, 2020 | Panera dropping half the meat from its menu – could others follow suit?

December 30, 2019 | Looking back on activism in 2019

December 17, 2019 | Add crisis planning to your end-of-year to-do list

December 03, 2019 | Thankful for science-based voices

November 19, 2019 | Netflix show goes to ridiculous extremes to disparage meat

November 05, 2019 | Discussing meat with dietitians

October 22, 2019 | Vegan activists take aim at their next target

October 08, 2019 | “Reducetarian” – just another word for vegan?

September 24, 2019 | Beyond the “fake meat” hysteria – meat still center of the plate

September 10, 2019 | Back to school: activist groups courting kids in the classroom

August 27, 2019 | Activists’ efforts to take meat off menus not new, but goal posts keep changing

August 13, 2019 | Activists focused on “animal liberation” – not animal welfare

July 30, 2019 | Animal Rights National Conference pushing for a vegan world by 2026

July 16, 2019 | Office security – are you prepared for a protest?

July 02, 2019 | New book gives “biblical case for eating meat”

June 18, 2019 | Fair Oaks under fire: it could happen to any of us

June 04, 2019 | Beware - extreme activists gather in Berkeley

May 21, 2019 | Taking a seat at the table

May 07, 2019 | Wayne Pacelle returns – what does it mean for meat?

April 23, 2019 | Let’s take notes from Fair Oaks Farms on handling activists

April 09, 2019 | Follow the money

March 26, 2019 | Activists focused on legal challenges to animal ag

March 12, 2019 | New look, same anti-animal ag mission for one activist group

February 26, 2019 | Activists around the globe making maps, stealing, abusing animals

February 12, 2019 | Activist group launches ‘surveillance’ program

January 29, 2019 | EAT-Lancet calls for miniscule portions of meat

January 15, 2019 | Next attack on meat is right around the corner (Updated)

January 01, 2019 | Resolution season: remind your friends about the value of meat

December 18, 2018 | Stand firm against activist demands

December 04, 2018 | Make no mistake this giving season – activism is a business

November 20, 2018 | Thanking our meat eating consumers

November 06, 2018 | Activist groups looking to profit off of pain

October 23, 2018 | Refresher tips on crisis planning

October 09, 2018 | Trespassing, felony burglary and conspiracy; activists are at it again

September 25, 2018 | Just a reminder: PCRM is PETA in a lab coat (updated)

September 11, 2018 | Animal rights activists attempting “outreach” to truck drivers

August 28, 2018 | Freeing the animal crackers and saving the crabs

August 14, 2018 | HSUS looking for corporate buy-in

July 17, 2018 | Would you work for a company that dictated what you could not eat?

July 03, 2018 | Takeaways from major animal rights conference

June 19, 2018 | Lessons learned: Know your legal rights

June 05, 2018 | Are you prepared to face 500 activists?

May 22, 2018 | Prepare for increased activist activity in wake of Liberation Conference

May 08, 2018 | Alternative proteins top-of-mind for some meat stakeholders

April 24, 2018 | Everyday should be Earth Day in the meat industry

April 10, 2018 | Activists going to extremes down under

March 27, 2018 | Egg industry challenges are a cautionary tale for the meat industry

March 13, 2018 | Dairy targeted in February, fish in March - meat may be next

February 27, 2018 | Part II: Leadership shakeups in animal rights

February 13, 2018 | Leadership shakeup in animal rights – what could it mean for meat?

January 30, 2018 | Is Netflix’s latest foray into ag-related content “Rotten”?

December 20, 2017 | Looking back at activist trends in 2017 that could continue into the New Year

December 05, 2017 | New, troubling ways activists are using social media as a megaphone

November 23, 2017 | Activists now taking aim at “humanely-raised” meat

October 31, 2017 | Scariest activist tricks to watch out for this Halloween

October 17, 2017 | The future of meat

October 03, 2017 | Avoid giving activist groups the reaction they seek

September 19, 2017 | “Clean meat”: What’s in a name?

September 05, 2017 | Inside the 2017 National Animal Rights Conference

August 22, 2017 | Beans instead of beef? Sounds half-baked

July 25, 2017 | Meat back on the menu every day for one school district

July 11, 2017 | Emerging activist group setting its sights on meat

June 27, 2017 | Hits keep coming for the circus – and it matters for meat

June 13, 2017 | PETA confirms what we all knew – they are not above “fake news”

May 30, 2017 | Connecting to protect animal ag

May 16, 2017 | Get the facts on Global Animal Partnership

April 18, 2017 | Doctors without scruples

April 04, 2017 | Books and movies you can skip adding to your Spring Break packing list

March 21, 2017 | Hug your haters

March 07, 2017 | New lows for animal rights activists

February 21, 2017 | Turning 30 isn’t so bad; we are celebrating it

February 07, 2017 | “Alternative facts” about meat production

January 24, 2017 | Loss of Ringling Bros is a sad day for animal agriculture

January 10, 2017 | Help your friends leave “Meatless Mondays” out of their New Year’s resolutions

December 27, 2016 | Reviewing the animal rights movement’s biggest strategies in 2016

December 13, 2016 | Is “fake meat” the future?

November 29, 2016 | Remember to thank agriculture this holiday season

November 15, 2016 | Animal ag on the ballot last week: how did we fare?

November 01, 2016 | Activist tricks may be the scariest thing this Halloween

October 18, 2016 | A look at PETA’s tips for going vegan

October 04, 2016 | Sacramento says hello Meatless Mondays, goodbye consumer choice

September 20, 2016 | Animal activists outline their own cruel tactics

September 06, 2016 | The myth of Meatless Mondays

August 23, 2016 | Youth a prime target for animal rights activist organizations

August 09, 2016 | Back to school: communicating on college campuses

July 26, 2016 | Insights from HSUS’ “Taking Action for Animals” conference

July 12, 2016 | Yet another documentary aims to skewer animal ag on the fork

June 28, 2016 | Activism at the altar

June 14, 2016 | Brushing up on farm and plant security

May 31, 2016 | Foxes in the henhouse

May 17, 2016 | What do consumers want?

May 03, 2016 | Consumer Reports: Toaster reviews or an anti-animal ag agenda?

April 19, 2016 | Growth rates set to be next activist target

April 05, 2016 | Giving back

March 22, 2016 | Meat alternative groups upping their game and look who is leading them

March 08, 2016 | In-N-Out on antibiotics causes media mayhem

February 23, 2016 | Tips for handling activist protests

February 09, 2016 | Animal rights groups eyeing investors

January 26, 2016 | Meat Matters

January 12, 2016 | Campbell’s on GMOs: could actually be an opportunity

December 29, 2015 | Looking back at animal rights extremism in 2015

December 22, 2015 | Will animal rights organizations try to co-opt Christmas?

December 08, 2015 | Reflections from the ‘Disney of agriculture’

November 24, 2015 | Don’t turn food safety into a punch line

November 03, 2015 | Give up bacon? Over my dead body!

October 20, 2015 | Moving beyond the “factory farm”: animal rights extremists broaden their target

October 06, 2015 | When “strict” animal welfare standards still aren’t high enough

September 22, 2015 | In their words: What animal rights organizations say behind closed doors

September 08, 2015 | Animal rights groups sinking their teeth into law enforcement

August 25, 2015 | The pasture pundit: Questions for the presidential candidates

August 11, 2015 | Guilt, innocence, Cecil the lion and social media

July 28, 2015 | Meat industry could learn from dairy on consumer outreach

July 14, 2015 | Are people falling out of love with Chipotle?

June 30, 2015 | 21 questions about actor Ryan Gosling’s work with PETA and HSUS

June 16, 2015 | Costco & HSUS: A lesson in appeasement

June 02, 2015 | Walmart on antibiotics: an issue or opportunity for ag?

May 19, 2015 | Avian influenza is a tragedy, it shouldn’t be a PR strategy

May 05, 2015 | Lessons in media relations from an unlikely source

April 14, 2015 | Periscope & Meerkat: Livestream farm life before the activists do

March 31, 2015 | Food Tank Summit Part II: Where are the farmers?

March 17, 2015 | ‘New MacDonald’ alienates the whole barnyard

March 03, 2015 | Food Tank Summit Part I: Creating echo chambers

February 17, 2015 | Guess who is capitalizing on the AWARE Act —HSUS