Livestock producers are under attack. Activist groups like the Humane Society of the United States and PETA are actively working to erode public opinion of animal agriculture and meat, milk and egg consumption. Furthermore, they lobby for additional regulations that will drive up food prices. Similar efforts in Europe have resulted in higher food prices. However, consumer preferences have not changed. The end result is increased importation and a loss of food security.
Kay Johnson Smith, President of Animal Agriculture Alliance discussed this very real threat with me at the International Poultry Expo. Animal Agriculture Alliance works hard to ensure that consumers and legislators are provided with accurate and truthful information about animal agriculture.