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BOX 160-202Farm Animal Welfare, 1973-1998
Documentation of Spira’s campaigns to encourage major food animal companies and consumers to replace, reduce, or refine their use of animals as food products. The idea of replacement and reduction of animals is evidenced most through Animal Rights International’s non-violent food campaign, including its promotion of a vegetarian lifestyle. These files contain a large number of advertisements and research regarding the health benefits of a meatless diet. The majority of the series, however, focuses on encouraging companies to refine their practices to eliminate unnecessary suffering, specifically with regard to how food animals are slaughtered, transported, and housed. The Perdue Farms campaign is the most documented of these efforts and includes files relating to the living conditions and treatment of Perdue’s chickens, advertisements emphasizing the company’s exploitation of workers, and materials relating to the company’s president and CEO, Frank Perdue. Other corporations Spira targeted as part of his farm animal welfare campaigns include McDonald’s Corporation, Kentucky Fried Chicken Corporation, PepsiCo, Inc., and John Morrell & Co. Extensive research files within the series include legislation, regulations, and standards in the farming industry, both domestically and internationally. Other topics represented throughout the series include the face branding of cattle imported from Mexico, the development of a euthenics program at Texas A & M University in collaboration with Ralston Purina, and the work of Temple Grandin.
Correspondence, notes, newspaper clippings, planning files, advertisements, drafts, surveys, reports, photographs, fact sheets, and newsletters.
Arranged alphabetically by topic.
BOX 160 ADAS, agricultural and environmental consultancy, 1997
BOX 160 Agribusiness, 1980-1997
BOX 160 Agribusiness players, 1979-1990
BOX 160 Animal Industry Foundation, 1989-1997
(2 folders)
BOX 161 (2 folders)
BOX 161 Antibiotics, 1984-1996
(3 folders)
BOX 161 "Attitudes toward protecting farm animals from cruelty" opinion survey, 1995
BOX 161 Background on farm animal welfare, 1985-1991
BOX 161 Bovine tuberculosis, 1993-1994
BOX 162 Cargill, 1991
BOX 162 Cattle, 1973-1974, 1983-1986
BOX 162 Computer aided livestock monitoring, 1988-1991
BOX 162 Conferences
BOX 162 "Agriculture and Animal Rights," 1988-1991
BOX 162 "Farm Animal Well-Being," Washington, D.C., 1990
BOX 162 "Food Animal Well-Being," 1994-1995
BOX 162 "Future Trends in Animal Agriculture," 1989-1996
(2 folders)
BOX 162 Consumer impact, 1974-1975, 1982-1990
BOX 163 Contacts, 1989-1993, undated
(2 folders)
BOX 163 Dairy animals, 1982-1998
BOX 163 Emily the cow, 1996-1997
BOX 163 Euthenics program
BOX 163 Ralston Purina, 1980-1995
(2 folders)
BOX 164 (4 folders)
BOX 164 Texas A & M University, College Station, Tex., 1980-1989
(2 folders)
BOX 165 Face branding
BOX 165 Abolishment, 1994-1995
BOX 165 Advertisements, 1994-1995 See also Container OV 2, Advertisements
BOX 165 Dairy termination program, 1986
BOX 165 Media, 1994-1995
BOX 165 Miscellany, 1986-1998
BOX 165 Moratorium, 1995
BOX 165 National Cattlemen's Association, 1993-1994
BOX 165 Open letter, 1994-1995
BOX 165 World Society for the Protection of Animals, 1992-1994
BOX 165 Fact sheets, 1982-1987
BOX 165 Factory farming See also Container 311, Photographs
BOX 165 Agenda, 1985-1990
BOX 166 Long range plans, 1990-1993
(2 folders)
BOX 166 Media, 1976-1990
BOX 166 Miscellany, 1976-1997
(2 folders)
BOX 167 (4 folders)
BOX 167 Propaganda, 1974-1987
(3 folders)
BOX 168 (2 folders)
BOX 168 Seminar, American Anti-Vivisection Society, Fellowship Farm, Pottstown, Pa., 1992
BOX 168 Fast food, 1983-1998
(3 folders)
BOX 168 Feedstuffs (newspaper), 1990-1997
BOX 168 Foie-gras, 1975, 1993-1998
BOX 168 Food contamination, 1986-1993
BOX 168 Food disparagement law, 1997-1998
BOX 169 General farming, 1978-1986
BOX 169 Genetic engineering, 1984-1988
BOX 169 Grassroots organizing, 1993-1997
BOX 169 Hogs
BOX 169 Behavior, 1986-1994
BOX 169 Contacts, 1985-1995
BOX 169 Corporate farms, 1984-1995
BOX 169 Environmental impact, 1986-1994
BOX 169 Farm Journal article responses, 1987
BOX 169 Housing, 1993-1995
BOX 169 Marketing, 1987-1994
BOX 169 Miscellany, 1973-1998
(1 folder)
BOX 170 (5 folders)
BOX 170 North Carolina and the environment, 1993-1996
(1 folder)
BOX 171 (1 folder)
BOX 171 Notes, 1994-1995
BOX 171 Oscar Mayer & Co., 1992-1995
BOX 171 Pets, 1985-1994
BOX 171 Research, 1988-1995
(2 folders)
BOX 171 Holly Farms, 1989-1990
BOX 171 Horses, 1986-1998
(2 folders)
BOX 172 Humane farming, Cambridge, Mass., 1987-1988
BOX 172 Humane Society of the United States, 1983-1984, 1993
BOX 172 International
BOX 172 Australia, 1984-1997
(4 folders)
BOX 172 Canada, 1979-1998
(1 folder)
BOX 173 (1 folder)
BOX 173 China, 1990-1996
BOX 173 Europe, 1981-1998
(3 folders)
BOX 174 (5 folders)
BOX 175 Legislation, 1977, 1983-1997
(5 folders)
BOX 175 Livestock auctions, 1984-1991
BOX 175 Livestock handling standards, 1995-1998
BOX 175 Mad cow disease, 1992-1997
BOX 175 Mainstream attitudes, 1990-1991
BOX 175 McDonald's Corp. See also Digital Files, Same title
BOX 175 Advertisement, 1997
BOX 176 Correspondence, 1994-1996
BOX 176 Environmental issues, 1990-1992
BOX 176 Franklin Research & Development Corp., 1992-1996
(3 folders)
BOX 176 Great Britain, 1989-1994
BOX 176 "McLibel" case, Fernando Gomez Gonzalez, 1997
(3 folders)
BOX 177 "McLibel" support campaign, 1994-1998
BOX 177 Media, 1986-1993
BOX 177 Miscellany, 1992-1998
BOX 177 Notes, 1993-1998
BOX 177 Miscellany, 1976-circa 1998
(1 folder)
BOX 178 (5 folders)
BOX 179 (2 folders)
BOX 179 National agenda, 1994
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