Recent Stories by Hannah Thompson-Weeman
Jul 17, 2020 by Hannah Thompson-Weeman
Many animal activists have taken the current circumstances and lack of public events as an opportunity to ramp up their online efforts, including ones targeting 4-H and FFA. Here's how to help mitigate their influence.
May 18, 2020 by Hannah Thompson-Weeman
When we think of dealing with a crisis, our immediate thoughts are usually operational. While that is absolutely essential to consider, we need to remember to include communications in our crisis planning.
Apr 14, 2020 by Hannah Thompson-Weeman
While not surprising, it is infuriating to see various animal rights activist organizations attempt to take advantage of public fears surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic for their own gain, says Hannah Thompson-Weeman.
Oct 15, 2019 by Hannah Thompson-Weeman
It’s important for all of us in animal agriculture and meat production to make sure we are not adding to the hype of these plant-based products by disparaging them as a food choice, says Hannah Thompson-Weeman.
Sep 09, 2019 by Hannah Thompson-Weeman
Sometimes you need to hear it direct from the source, says Hannah Thompson-Weeman of the Animal Agriculture Alliance. Here's a list of outlandish and startling statements from the 2019 Animal Rights National Conference.
Jun 03, 2019 by Hannah Thompson-Weeman
Review your hiring process and make sure you are being very selective about who is able to come onto your farm and handle your livestock, says Animal Agriculture Alliance's Hannah Thompson-Weeman.
Apr 25, 2019 by Hannah Thompson-Weeman
Any company involved in the production, processing and retailing of milk, meat and eggs has one thing in common – the potential to be targeted by extreme animal rights orgs.
Apr 19, 2019 by Hannah Thompson-Weeman
County and state fairs will be in full swing very soon, giving 4-H and FFA members the opportunity to show off another year of hard work. In addition to catching up with friends and competing in the show ring, fairs allow us to connect and engage with the general public.
Apr 01, 2019 by Hannah Thompson-Weeman
“Sustainability” is more than just a buzzword to farmers and ranchers. The term has many different definitions, but to the animal agriculture community, it means respecting the land and conserving resources so we can pass profitable farms on to the next generation.
May 24, 2018 by Hannah Thompson-Weeman
Of nearly 100 people interviewed in a survey (most were farmers or ranchers), almost half have received threats of violence. A quarter reported getting death threats. Almost 40% had been victims of farm or lab raids.