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Ag groups out to stop animal rights legislation

February 5, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Activist: State needs felony for worst cruelty instances.
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Daniel Mock, Braddock, N.D., column: Animal-rights groups see Measure 5 as a hoof in the door

October 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Don’t be fooled into voting for the largest animal rights organization in the country and its handiwork this election cycle. Vote no on Measure 5 if you want to protect the rights of North Dakotans to write our own laws and do what’s best for animals. Continue Reading

Jason Schmidt, Medina, N.D., column: Cruelty initiative linked to animal rights movement

May 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It seems to me the ballot initiative is less about improving the treatment of animals and more about making North Dakota’s lawmaking process inviting to the Humane Society of the United States, a Washington, D.C.-based “cousin” of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Continue Reading

Pork industry moves to group pens at great cost to producers … and consumers to feel it, too

March 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Under pressure from animal rights activists and sensing a shift in consumer sentiment, several major pork producers have agreed to phase out gestation crates and switch to more open pens.Experts say at least some of those expenses are likely to be passed on in the price of ham, bacon, chops and sausage. Continue Reading

UPDATE: 48 exotic animals, including 35 tigers and lions, shot after Ohio owner releases them, kills self

October 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

VIDEO: Watch at bottom of articleAmid expressions of horror and revulsion at the killing of dozens of wild animals in Ohio and photographs of their bloody carcasses animal rights advocates agreed there was little local authorities could have done to save the dangerous creatures once they began roaming the countryside after their owner released them before taking his own life. Continue Reading

UPDATE: 48 exotic animals, including 35 tigers and lions, shot after Ohio owner releases them, kills self

October 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article Amid expressions of horror and revulsion at the killing of dozens of wild animals in Ohio and photographs of their bloody carcasses animal rights advocates agreed there was little local authorities could have done to save the dangerous creatures once they began roaming the countryside after their owner released them before taking his own life. Continue Reading

48 exotic animals, including 35 tigers and lions, shot after Ohio owner releases them, kills self

October 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Shootings included 18 endangered Bengal tigersAmid expressions of horror and revulsion at the killing of dozens of wild animals in Ohio and photographs of their bloody carcasses animal rights advocates agreed there was little local authorities could have done to save the dangerous creatures once they began roaming the countryside after their owner released them before taking his own life. Continue Reading

48 exotic animals, including 35 tigers and lions, shot after Ohio owner releases them, kills self

October 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

VIDEO: Scroll to bottom of articleShootings included 18 endangered Bengal tigersAmid expressions of horror and revulsion at the killing of dozens of wild animals in Ohio and photographs of their bloody carcasses animal rights advocates agreed there was little local authorities could have done to save the dangerous creatures once they began roaming the countryside after their owner released them before taking his own life. Continue Reading

Animal rights group hangs sign on butter cow

August 15, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) An animal rights group is taking responsibility for hanging a sign on the Iowa State Fair butter cow, saying it represents “humankind’s tyranny over defenseless animals.”

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Letters to the Editor

February 11, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Time to raise taxes to fund what SD needs
To the Editor:
Imagine a waiting room full of patients with a variety of health issues. The doctor comes in and says, “We’re out of most of our medications and supplies, so today we’ll only treat colds. The rest of you will have to wait until we get out budget fixed in a month or two. We’re sorry, but sometimes you need to make decisions like this. It’s hard, but we’ll do what we can. It’s not our fault.” Continue Reading