Domestically, terrorist/activists have declared war on modern food and agriculture.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates damage from eco- and animal rights-extremists at more than $200 million in recent years and currently has more than 150 open cases in this area. The increasing number of incidents of violence at farms, processing plants, research centers and other business locations emphasize the need for better managing threats to our food and animal industries.

Because of this need, the Ohio Livestock Coalition has partnered with the Animal Agriculture Alliance and Law Enforcement Academic Research Network to host a Managing Activist/Terrorist Threats to the Food, Agricultural and Animal Industries: A Common Sense Approach training course.

This two-day course, to take place Oct. 17-18 in Columbus, Ohio, will focus on the threats that both international and domestic terrorists, especially animal rights extremists, pose to animal-related industries and their customers from retail outlets to restaurants to food service companies to animal research facilities. Registration is available online at www.learninc.us.

For more information on the course, contact Philip Lobo at the Alliance, telephone (703) 562-5160, e-mail info@animalagalliance.org or LEARN at telephone (901) 219-9917, e-mail info@learninc.us. You must submit your registration in advance of the course.

Source: Animal Agriculture Alliance