In this episode of the Progressive Dairy Podcast, Progressive Dairy editor and host Kimmi Devaney chats with Abby Kornegay and Casey Kinler from the Animal Agriculture Alliance about what’s new with animal rights activism, key tactics dairy producers should know about and tips for dairy producers interested in building relationships with their legislators to become a trusted resource.

Visit the alliance website to access resources, contact their team and to learn more about their work.

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Season 5, Episode 42

Here’s a breakdown of the episode:

  • About the alliance [~0:45]
  • How they define animal rights activism [~1:50]
  • The evolution of activism and what it looks like now [~4:00]
  • Examples of how activist groups are putting pressure on restaurants and retailers [~6:05]
  • Activist strategy focusing on incremental changes [~7:05]
  • An overview of recent legislation backed by activist groups and upcoming bills to watch [~8:20]
  • Tips for farmers interested in reaching out to legislators [~14:45]
  • What’s on the horizon for the 2024 legislative session [~17:38]
  • Issues to watch [~21:40]
  • Kinler and Kornegay’s recommendations for being proactive while responding to emerging issues [~25:05]
  • An overview of activism in the other animal agriculture industries [~27:55]
  • Activist group funding and fundraising efforts [~30:35]
  • Alliance resources and how dairy producers can access them [~32:40]
  • Rapid-fire questions [~34:50]

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