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The Alliance works hard to ensure we provide your one-stop-shop for news related to all things animal agriculture. Every day, our staff combs through hundreds of news stories and highlights the most relevant in the following areas: Alliance in the News; Animal Activists; Animal Welfare; and Legislation. Our Resource Library is searchable by category, keyword, tags and date, and includes historical articles on animal welfare and the animal rights movement, some dating back over 30 years!

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Established in 1987, the Animal Agriculture Alliance works to bridge the communication gap between farm and fork. View a chronological listing of press releases issued by the Alliance. For more information or press requests, please contact Hannah Thompson-Weeman. All press releases can be found in our resource library

Alliance Blog

Activists are spinning scripture with Lent around the corner

We’ve seen animal rights activists dress up in costumes, storm NFL football fields, protest inside grocery stores and do just about anything to gain attention for their cause, but many people don’t know about their efforts in an unexpected area. With Lent around the corner and activist groups calling for the Pope and others to give up meat, now is the time to become familiar with how animal rights groups are “spinning scripture” (in the words of Paul Copan, PhD, Professor and Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University).

Animal rights groups using religion to petition people to eat less meat is not a new tactic, but it has been gaining traction in recent years. The Humane Society of the United States and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are two groups with established faith outreach or religion programs.

“Activists re-translate God’s mandate to say something different in their favor” and “cherry pick certain phrases and give them a spin not aligned with the author’s intentions,” said Walter Kaiser, PhD, President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Old Testament and Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary at the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2016 Stakeholders Summit.

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