Poll: Which of the following is the best way that the industry can help consumers become better educated about best-management practices?

Which of the following is the best way that the industry can help consumers become better educated about best-management practices?

- Initiate dialogue with HSUS and other activist groups to find common ground
- Meet with food suppliers and retailers to assure they understand best-management practices
- Encourage association personnel and other farm groups to speak directly to consumers about best management practices

Number of votes: 293

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Kim Rassi    
Brooklyn Heights, Ohio  |  February, 25, 2013 at 10:18 AM

As a consumer, I want to hear it right from the horses mouth. I understand HSUS and meat producers will never be on the same ground. It is ok to disagree and offer choices to all consumers. But don't back away from your true beliefs...many nonfarmers willl agree with you and understand your points.

jamie thomas    
Florida  |  February, 26, 2013 at 07:03 PM

Please stop torturing these poor animals, can't put it any plainer...stop...it's evil...

Matt Olmstead    
Sanford, NC  |  February, 26, 2013 at 07:04 PM

I don't see why they wouldn't meet with HSUS. I mean, HSUS is here and dictating all kinds of changes. They aren't going away. May as well sit down and meet. May disagree on everything, but you never know if you don't try. Seems crazy not to give it a go.

Wanda Patsche    
Minnesota  |  February, 26, 2013 at 07:05 PM

These results are not going to be accurate as HSUS has corrupted the poll.

Sylvia Schmidt    
New Orleans LA  |  February, 26, 2013 at 07:10 PM

Gestation crates must be phased out! This is an Internet society and this horrible practice must stop. Humanity please.

Wisconsin  |  February, 26, 2013 at 07:13 PM

As the former wife of a former pork producer, I was quite involved in the industry. And I can tell you from my own experience that many if not most farmers care nothing for their animals lives or consumers health. Only the "bottom line". And factory farms are much worse than family farms.

Ohio  |  February, 27, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Only the most corrupt among us would like to be party to the horrific animal abuse inherent in your current 'farming' practices. You must determine & implement a more humane way of dealing with these animals, and SOON. Animal activists are willing to die for these animals, but are you willing to die for greed?

Illinois  |  March, 03, 2013 at 08:53 AM

When more voices like yours are heard Jeanne, people will wake up. It is only about the bottom line and animal suffering and disease takes a back seat to profit. Horrible industry.

Minnesota  |  March, 03, 2013 at 08:19 PM

Jeanne's response is absolutely not true for the industry. If you have ever talked to Farm Managers or farm owners they will tell you that they do whatever is best for the animals, examples of giving sick animals the correct shots/vaccines and if it is required to humanely put down the animal in its best interest. On the topic of producing a healthy product for the consumer health, the swine industry prides themselves on producing the highest quality protein source for consumers available. This is done through strict management practices working with veterinarians, feed suppliers, pork processing plants and others in the swine industry. I believe the Swine industry's greatest way to inform consumers of the truth is to go straight to the consumer themselves and tell our story rather than have someone else "tell" the story for us!


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