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Update: Oregon Contest and Field Trial Ban Gets Hearing

Oregon Senate Bill 723 would make it illegal to host or participate in hunting contests, tournaments or derbies that have the objective of taking wildlife, which could include pen-raised gamebirds, for prizes or entertainment. This bill would ban any event where dogs are trained that awards a ribbon, ranking, medal or a trophy.    While it appears the … Continued

Oregon Legislation Threatens Gamebird Farms, Hunting Preserves and Field Trials!

The North American Gamebird Association’s (NAGA) longtime partner the Sportsmen’s Alliance has alerted us to two bills introduced in Oregon that are critical threats to the gamebird industry. Below is information straight from their alert: House Bill 439 would prohibit the confining, restricting or exercising control over movements of gamebirds or game mammals for use … Continued

Lawmakers vote to spend $180K on pheasants for hunting

Michigan lawmakers have agreed to spend $180,000 to buy pheasants to promote hunting. The money was included in a spending bill signed last week by Gov. Rick Snyder in his final days in office. The pheasants would be released in state game areas to enhance hunting opportunities. The Legislature told the Department of Natural Resources … Continued

USDA Updates National Poultry Improvement Plan Program Standards

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is updating the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Program Standards to finalize provisions for compartmentalization of primary breeding poultry establishments to protect against disease. Compartmentalization is defining a specific group of animals that are maintained under strict biosecurity and health standards, and therefore have a … Continued

Delegates at 2018 Biennial NPIP Conference Unanimously Vote to Separate the Gamebird Industry into Our own Subpart!

By NAGA Vice President Brian Beavers Eleven North American Gamebird Association members attended the 44th National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) Biennial Conference June 26-28 at Franklin, Tennessee, June 26-28. NPIP is a voluntary, national collaboration with state and federal departments of agriculture and industry representatives. The program’s goal is to use the latest diagnostic technology … Continued

Preparing For & Managing Protests At Farms/Facilities

From the Animal Agriculture Alliance The Animal Save movement inspires animal rights extremists to demonstrate near entrances of farms and other agricultural facilities by stopping drivers so they can “bear witness” to the livestock. This is potentially dangerous for drivers, the livestock, the protestors and a company’s reputation. Below are some proactive measures to help … Continued

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