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Protect the Harvest Newsletter June 2020

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Animal Extremists Publish Addresses of Thousands of Animal Enterprise Facilities on New Website

New website shares not only physical addresses but also gps coordinates to nearly 30,000 locations associated with animal enterprises such as farms and ranches, zoos, animal research facilities and beyond. Alleen Brown published an article in The Intercept on May 31, 2020, regarding the newly presented “Project Counterglow”. The Intercept is an independent online news publication that describes itself as “fearless, adversarial journalism that holds the powerful accountable”. Brown states that Project Counterglow is meant to offer a “rare bird’s-eye view of the scale of the industry” (specifically referring to animal agriculture). Project Counterglow is an animal extremistwebsite that shows an interactive map with the physical addresses and gps coordinates of more than 27,500 large modern farms and animal agriculture facilities. There are 5812 of these locations identified using satellite imagery and many of these locations do not appear in public records. The map “pins” show farms with dairy, meat, poultry (meat and eggs), pigs, processing plants (some of which are cultural and ethnic plants), fur, zoos, horse facilities, and medical research facilities throughout the U.S. Project Counterglow’s website should raise any farmer or rancher’s hackles. We, at Protect The Harvest, wanted to give you a head’s up and introduce this latest weapon offered by animal extremist groups.

Notice to Farmers & Ranchers - There’s a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing on the Prowl

Indiana Pork Producers have been notifying their members that people from Robert Kenner Films are contacting farms asking for interviews. No matter how nice the person on the other end of the line sounds, make no mistake, Robert Kenner Films is not friendly to agriculture. His well-known documentary, “Food, Inc.”, has been proven to grossly misrepresent animal agriculture and agriculture in general. The Indiana Farm Bureau is discouraging its members from answering any questions or engaging with Robert Kenner or people from his production studio should they call or stop by. They are encouraging their members to contact Indiana Farm Bureau’s Senior PR Manager, Molly Zentz. For those of you outside of Indiana, we recommend talking with your local agriculture organizations and coming up with a game plan so you are prepared. There are a number of other resources that provide advice for dealing with this type of thing, for example, Animal Agriculture Alliance and articles in AgDaily.

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