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Arrendale earns national award
Gus Arrendale, left, receives the National Humanitarian Medal by American Humane Association President and CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert and her daughter, Jocelyn Ganzert, at the 2013 Hero Dog Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. You can watch Arrendale receive the award at 8 p.m. Oct. 30 on The Hallmark Channel.
Gus Arrendale, president of Springer Mountain Farms in Baldwin, was awarded the National Humanitarian Medal by the American Humane Association to recognize his efforts of promoting animal welfare in the poultry industry. “The whole company made it happen, not just me,” he said. “Back in 1999, we came up with the idea to start to grow a better chicken without the use of antibiotics.