• Lon Tonneson

    Telling Animal Ag’s Shocking Truth

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on November 26, 2012

    I was blown away by what Wes Jamison said when he lectured at South Dakota State University recently. Jamison, a Palm Beach Atlantic University professor of political science and an expert in animal welfare messaging, showed example after example of simple, powerful and effective advertising from the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, the Humane Society of the United States and other groups. In one advertisement, a puppy and baby pig stand side by side. The caption reads…

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    Humane Watch Says HSUS "Crushed" In Election

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on November 12, 2012

    Humane Watch says the Humane Society of the United States was “crushed” in the election last week. In North Dakota, HSUS and its lobbying foundation spent more than $675,000 in support of a ballot measure to make cruelty to dogs, cats and horses a felony. The measure failed 65% to 35% In Iowa, HSUS spent $750,000 opposing Rep. Steve King, who it said supported dogfighting. King won re-election. In Arizona, HSUS spent $100,000 to defeat U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Flake…

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    Favorite Farming Videos

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on November 5, 2012

    Check out the video, “We Built This Country On Family Farms,” by Rachel Schartz and Liz Renner, of the West Central FFA. It’s my favorite video in South Dakota Soybean’s 2012 FFA Video Contest. South Dakota Soybean created the contest to involve youth in the advocacy of today’s modern agriculture and the soybean industry. The contest was open to all high school FFA students in South Dakota. South Dakota Soybean recently posted the top 10 submissions…

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