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St. Louis, MO

HSUS brought the "puppy mill" phrase and petition to Mo.

In Wayne's own words: Put farmers out of business ANDY VANCE Agri Broadcasting Network Sun-Tsu, the legendary military strategist so often co-opted into '80s business reading material, built his strategy around the basic premise that you must know your enemy to truly defeat him. For that reason, and to keep my blood pressure from ever dipping into the "normal" range, I read Wayne Pacelle's blog. Wayne is the CEO/Chief Lobbyist/Spokesmod el for the Humane Society (in name only) of the United States. This $200 million activist lobbying group works to raise funds by working the long con that they are some how engaged in helping animals. In so doing, they raise hundreds of millions of dollars annually that they in turn spend on lobbying and political activities to force Americans into a radicalized vegan lifestyle devoid of any animal-derived proteins or products. While they typically deny this fanatical end-goal, if you read Wayne's blog regularly, he frequently slips up and says what he actually means. HSUS first ventured into the arena of ballot-initiative political campaigns in Florida in 2002. Their effort, to end the use of gestation stalls on hog farms, was for this "sophisticate d political organization" (Wayne's self-description of HSUS) sticking their toe in the shallow end of the pool. In a multi-state, multi-year strategy, the organization has worked to step-by-step, and state-by-state drive modern agriculture and farm families out of business to drive up the cost of meat, milk, and eggs in the hopes of lowering demand for those products. But, don't just take my word for it: "When voters approved it, it was the first restriction on a severe confinement practice in the U.S. Now, eight year later, it has achieved its principal purpose: it kept giant hog factory farms from colonizing Florida, as they did three decades ago in North Carolina." So, in Wayne's own words, the purpose wasn't to save the pigs. HSUS' "principle purpose" was to keep hog farms out of Florida in the first place. Some will jump to Wayne's defense and point out that he specified "giant factory farms." The problem with that faulty logic is twofold: first, that there is no plausible or meaningful definition of "giant factory farm," and second, that it assumes that factories are bad in the first place. To understand what I mean, you have to first reject the premise of Wayne's statement: that factories are bad. After all, Wayne is telling you that "factory farms" are bad. But let's consider this: if a major manufacturer like Honda, General Motors, or Proctor & Gamble wanted to build a plant near your town, what would happen? Community leaders would roll out the red carpet, local or state development officers would work on tax abatements and incentives, and folks would jump up and down at the opportunity for more jobs! Factories produce goods and services that we as consumers need or want while generating economic activity and creating wealth for workers and shareholders. But in Wayne's invective-filled context, we are supposed to believe that if a farm is large enough to earn the "factory " smear, they no longer produce food, but instead produce evil filth and pollution. The problem, of course, is that the United States needs all farmers to produce enough food to feed the additional 100 million Americans expected to arrive on the planet in the next forty years. Livestock care or environmental stewardship is size-neutral. Some of the largest farmers I know are the best at both, and some of the smallest I know are among the worst. Likewise, undercover activists looking for a fight can find isolated examples of the obverse. The problem lies in the generalization needed to smear an enemy. By branding all "factory farms" as animal abusers or polluters, Wayne sets up a straw man to earn your disgust, so he can con you into giving him your donation, or your vote. Make no mistake, however, on what Wayne actually believes:  (Apr 22, 2010 | post #1)

Kansas City, MO

The true HSUS!

Our Backyards, Literally! | Saddle Up To San Antonio >> HSUS – A Squeaky Wheel or a Doomsday Prophecy Posted on December 9, 2009 15:50 by Matt Hardecke As cattle producers, we are facing some tremendous challenges in our industry. One that I think is on top of the list is the mounting attacks from animal rights activist. I am involved with an agricultural leadership development program called ALOT (Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow). This past February we spent a week in Washington D.C. During the week tour we had the opportunity to meet with the Human Society of the United States (HSUS) at their head quarters in DC. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to “go into the belly of the beast” and ask anything we wanted. After a two hour conversation with the leaders of HSUS around their conference table, one theme stuck in my mind, HSUS will stop at nothing to completely abolish animal protein in the American diet, either by choice or legislation. That is it. The industries attempts to compromise to or adopt HSUS influences are only opening the door to their propaganda and activism. During our meeting, HSUS told us of their intentions to end animal protein as a dietary supplement in the human diet and I quote “we can produce just as good of a steak in a laboratory as you do on your farm; it just isn’t cost effect yet but it will be” Recently the HSUS has been able to impose its will in states across the USA. With a lot of success and one set back, HSUS has now put its sites on the mid west. It is hard to believe that a rural state like Missouri would ever adopt such sweeping changes but as one HSUS representative said “all we have to do is show a few pictures and the public is on our side, the facts or irrelevant” Many cattlemen don’t understand how legislation changes in states like California, which animals in band crates, can affect cattlemen raising cattle on the open range. The issue isn’t about sow crates; it is about HSUS ability to manipulate public opinion. In DC, HSUS stated that their approach was a deliberate, consistent and determined strategy to change public opinion against animal agriculture. So how does the banning of sow crates affect a Missouri cattleman, it opens the door for the HSUS’s ultimate goal of taking your right to produce and consume beef away from you. You say “Matt, I am only one person…how can I make a difference?” Your first action must be to become an active member of NCBA and your state and local Cattlemen’s association. By becoming a member you become soldier on the front line defense of our industry. NCBA will equip you to become an activist for the industry. NCBA offers you the opportunity to network with other industry professionals to share ideas and stories which will help in the fight to save our way of life. NCBA is a channel for your voice to be heard when it other wise would go unnoticed. After you have your arsenal full from the NCBA, I would start by presenting the facts to your family and close friends. A grass root effort starts by neighbor talking with neighbor and worker talking to coworker. You would be surprised to find out how many people at your church have no idea what you do for a living. HSUS’s current strategy is to use State ballot initiatives to shape Ag policy. This means that by influencing your circle of friends and family, their votes will add up to defeat the ballot initiatives. Take people out to your farm and show them how no one cares more about the health and safety of animals than those who raise them. I would also start letting your public servants know how you feel. Our politicians need to know our story. Let them know how important Animal Agriculture is to our local economies and lively hoods. It is also important to recognize that this isn’t just a beef problem or a pork problem, this in an agriculture problem. Two thirds of all the corn grown in the USA is fed to animals, therefor  (Apr 21, 2010 | post #1)

Kansas City, MO

HSUS shows their true colors!

Our Backyards, Literally! | Saddle Up To San Antonio >> HSUS – A Squeaky Wheel or a Doomsday Prophecy Posted on December 9, 2009 15:50 by Matt Hardecke As cattle producers, we are facing some tremendous challenges in our industry. One that I think is on top of the list is the mounting attacks from animal rights activist. I am involved with an agricultural leadership development program called ALOT (Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow). This past February we spent a week in Washington D.C. During the week tour we had the opportunity to meet with the Human Society of the United States (HSUS) at their head quarters in DC. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to “go into the belly of the beast” and ask anything we wanted. After a two hour conversation with the leaders of HSUS around their conference table, one theme stuck in my mind, HSUS will stop at nothing to completely abolish animal protein in the American diet, either by choice or legislation. That is it. The industries attempts to compromise to or adopt HSUS influences are only opening the door to their propaganda and activism. During our meeting, HSUS told us of their intentions to end animal protein as a dietary supplement in the human diet and I quote “we can produce just as good of a steak in a laboratory as you do on your farm; it just isn’t cost effect yet but it will be” Recently the HSUS has been able to impose its will in states across the USA. With a lot of success and one set back, HSUS has now put its sites on the mid west. It is hard to believe that a rural state like Missouri would ever adopt such sweeping changes but as one HSUS representative said “all we have to do is show a few pictures and the public is on our side, the facts or irrelevant” Many cattlemen don’t understand how legislation changes in states like California, which animals in band crates, can affect cattlemen raising cattle on the open range. The issue isn’t about sow crates; it is about HSUS ability to manipulate public opinion. In DC, HSUS stated that their approach was a deliberate, consistent and determined strategy to change public opinion against animal agriculture. So how does the banning of sow crates affect a Missouri cattleman, it opens the door for the HSUS’s ultimate goal of taking your right to produce and consume beef away from you. You say “Matt, I am only one person…how can I make a difference?” Your first action must be to become an active member of NCBA and your state and local Cattlemen’s association. By becoming a member you become soldier on the front line defense of our industry. NCBA will equip you to become an activist for the industry. NCBA offers you the opportunity to network with other industry professionals to share ideas and stories which will help in the fight to save our way of life. NCBA is a channel for your voice to be heard when it other wise would go unnoticed. After you have your arsenal full from the NCBA, I would start by presenting the facts to your family and close friends. A grass root effort starts by neighbor talking with neighbor and worker talking to coworker. You would be surprised to find out how many people at your church have no idea what you do for a living. HSUS’s current strategy is to use State ballot initiatives to shape Ag policy. This means that by influencing your circle of friends and family, their votes will add up to defeat the ballot initiatives. Take people out to your farm and show them how no one cares more about the health and safety of animals than those who raise them. I would also start letting your public servants know how you feel. Our politicians need to know our story. Let them know how important Animal Agriculture is to our local economies and lively hoods. It is also important to recognize that this isn’t just a beef problem or a pork problem, this in an agriculture problem. Two thirds of all the corn grown in the USA is fed to animals, therefore, the corn farmer has just as much at stake in this  (Apr 21, 2010 | post #1)

Kansas City, MO

The deceptive HSUS brought the "puppy mill" petition to Mo!

Our Backyards, Literally! | Saddle Up To San Antonio >> HSUS – A Squeaky Wheel or a Doomsday Prophecy Posted on December 9, 2009 15:50 by Matt Hardecke As cattle producers, we are facing some tremendous challenges in our industry. One that I think is on top of the list is the mounting attacks from animal rights activist. I am involved with an agricultural leadership development program called ALOT (Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow). This past February we spent a week in Washington D.C. During the week tour we had the opportunity to meet with the Human Society of the United States (HSUS) at their head quarters in DC. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to “go into the belly of the beast” and ask anything we wanted. After a two hour conversation with the leaders of HSUS around their conference table, one theme stuck in my mind, HSUS will stop at nothing to completely abolish animal protein in the American diet, either by choice or legislation. That is it. The industries attempts to compromise to or adopt HSUS influences are only opening the door to their propaganda and activism. During our meeting, HSUS told us of their intentions to end animal protein as a dietary supplement in the human diet and I quote “we can produce just as good of a steak in a laboratory as you do on your farm; it just isn’t cost effect yet but it will be” Recently the HSUS has been able to impose its will in states across the USA. With a lot of success and one set back, HSUS has now put its sites on the mid west. It is hard to believe that a rural state like Missouri would ever adopt such sweeping changes but as one HSUS representative said “all we have to do is show a few pictures and the public is on our side, the facts or irrelevant” Many cattlemen don’t understand how legislation changes in states like California, which animals in band crates, can affect cattlemen raising cattle on the open range. The issue isn’t about sow crates; it is about HSUS ability to manipulate public opinion. In DC, HSUS stated that their approach was a deliberate, consistent and determined strategy to change public opinion against animal agriculture. So how does the banning of sow crates affect a Missouri cattleman, it opens the door for the HSUS’s ultimate goal of taking your right to produce and consume beef away from you. You say “Matt, I am only one person…how can I make a difference?” Your first action must be to become an active member of NCBA and your state and local Cattlemen’s association. By becoming a member you become soldier on the front line defense of our industry. NCBA will equip you to become an activist for the industry. NCBA offers you the opportunity to network with other industry professionals to share ideas and stories which will help in the fight to save our way of life. NCBA is a channel for your voice to be heard when it other wise would go unnoticed. After you have your arsenal full from the NCBA, I would start by presenting the facts to your family and close friends. A grass root effort starts by neighbor talking with neighbor and worker talking to coworker. You would be surprised to find out how many people at your church have no idea what you do for a living. HSUS’s current strategy is to use State ballot initiatives to shape Ag policy. This means that by influencing your circle of friends and family, their votes will add up to defeat the ballot initiatives. Take people out to your farm and show them how no one cares more about the health and safety of animals than those who raise them. I would also start letting your public servants know how you feel. Our politicians need to know our story. Let them know how important Animal Agriculture is to our local economies and lively hoods. It is also important to recognize that this isn’t just a beef problem or a pork problem, this in an agriculture problem. Two thirds of all the corn grown in the USA is fed to animals, therefo  (Apr 21, 2010 | post #1)

Lebanon, MO

HSUS trying to take all animals through the "puppy mill" ...

There are many groups forming to fight this. Facebook is a great place for current information on what the HSUS is up to. Missourians for animal care, Advocates for agriculture and Humane watch stay pretty current on the latest breaking news. This is so beyond only being a Mo problem. They are hitting all of the states hard. Our Mo legislators have been fighting off the AR crowd for some years. Fortunately they are wise to their game and the Mo congress only has a handfull of legislators supporting the AR crowd. That is why the AR crowd is going the ballot initiative petition route. Currently the Mo gov is working on putting a proposition on the ballot in Nov that would require any ballot initiative filed in Mo that could change law to be backed up by scientific fact as opposed to the AR propoganda and opinions. The petition gathers have until May 2nd to get enough signatures for their bogus legislation. At this time it seems that they have yet to reach the magic # so please spread the word to family and friends to not sign anything with out reading it first. Citys are the main area they are targeting since many suburbaniets are unfamiliar with animal husbandry. If you have friends in the cities please spread the word to them. There is also a lawsuit against this. The judge made the groups that filed the petition to provide discovery on the term "puppy mill" which is nothing but a slang term created by the AR crowd. What most people do not realize is that more champion dogs come out of Mo than any other state. That is something that most of the AR crowd does not know and quite frankly would not repeat if they did. That does not happen by abuse or neglect. My state rep told me that little tid bit. Please any one who feels so inclined call your state elects and let them know where you stand. The AR crowd is flooding them with calls at this point due to them proposing the above mentioned legislation that would swarth their plans. It sure never hurts to let them know we appreciate what they are doing.  (Apr 11, 2010 | post #4)

Branson, MO

HSUS trying to take control of all animals through "puppy...

The below article (Young producers counsil HSUS a squeaky wheel or a dooms day prophecy.) was written from a interview with the HSUS exec's. Pull up the petition, look to the back at the defentition of pet "domesticated animal." The AR crowd likes to say that does not count. Ask a lawyer, I did. It very much counts. Signature gathers are being told if someone asks questions or to see the petition to move on to the next possible. It is amazing what you can find out going into their chat rooms! As cattle producers, we are facing some tremendous challenges in our industry. One that I think is on top of the list is the mounting attacks from animal rights activist. I am involved with an agricultural leadership development program called ALOT (Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow). This past February we spent a week in Washington D.C. During the week tour we had the opportunity to meet with the Human Society of the United States (HSUS) at their head quarters in DC. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to “go into the belly of the beast” and ask anything we wanted. After a two hour conversation with the leaders of HSUS around their conference table, one theme stuck in my mind, HSUS will stop at nothing to completely abolish animal protein in the American diet, either by choice or legislation. That is it. The industries attempts to compromise to or adopt HSUS influences are only opening the door to their propaganda and activism. During our meeting, HSUS told us of their intentions to end animal protein as a dietary supplement in the human diet and I quote “we can produce just as good of a steak in a laboratory as you do on your farm; it just isn’t cost effect yet but it will be” Recently the HSUS has been able to impose its will in states across the USA. With a lot of success and one set back, HSUS has now put its sites on the mid west. It is hard to believe that a rural state like Missouri would ever adopt such sweeping changes but as one HSUS representative said “all we have to do is show a few pictures and the public is on our side, the facts or irrelevant” Many cattlemen don’t understand how legislation changes in states like California, which animals in band crates, can affect cattlemen raising cattle on the open range. The issue isn’t about sow crates; it is about HSUS ability to manipulate public opinion. In DC, HSUS stated that their approach was a deliberate, consistent and determined strategy to change public opinion against animal agriculture. So how does the banning of sow crates affect a Missouri cattleman, it opens the door for the HSUS’s ultimate goal of taking your right to produce and consume beef away from you. You say “Matt, I am only one person…how can I make a difference?” More... Currently rated 5.0 by 4 people Currently 5.0/5 Stars.12345 Tags: hsus  (Apr 10, 2010 | post #1)

Osage Beach, MO

HSUS trying to take control of all animals through "puppy...

The bellow article (Young producers counsil HSUS a squeaky wheel or a doomsday prophecy.) is written from a interview with HSUS exec's. Pull up the petition. Look to the back for the defention of pet "domesticated animal." AR supporters like to say oh that does not count. Ask a lawyer, I did. It very much counts. Signature gathers are being told if someone asks questions or want to view the petition move on to the next possible. It is amazing what you can find if you go into their chat rooms! As cattle producers, we are facing some tremendous challenges in our industry. One that I think is on top of the list is the mounting attacks from animal rights activist. I am involved with an agricultural leadership development program called ALOT (Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow). This past February we spent a week in Washington D.C. During the week tour we had the opportunity to meet with the Human Society of the United States (HSUS) at their head quarters in DC. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to “go into the belly of the beast” and ask anything we wanted. After a two hour conversation with the leaders of HSUS around their conference table, one theme stuck in my mind, HSUS will stop at nothing to completely abolish animal protein in the American diet, either by choice or legislation. That is it. The industries attempts to compromise to or adopt HSUS influences are only opening the door to their propaganda and activism. During our meeting, HSUS told us of their intentions to end animal protein as a dietary supplement in the human diet and I quote “we can produce just as good of a steak in a laboratory as you do on your farm; it just isn’t cost effect yet but it will be” Recently the HSUS has been able to impose its will in states across the USA. With a lot of success and one set back, HSUS has now put its sites on the mid west. It is hard to believe that a rural state like Missouri would ever adopt such sweeping changes but as one HSUS representative said “all we have to do is show a few pictures and the public is on our side, the facts or irrelevant” Many cattlemen don’t understand how legislation changes in states like California, which animals in band crates, can affect cattlemen raising cattle on the open range. The issue isn’t about sow crates; it is about HSUS ability to manipulate public opinion. In DC, HSUS stated that their approach was a deliberate, consistent and determined strategy to change public opinion against animal agriculture. So how does the banning of sow crates affect a Missouri cattleman, it opens the door for the HSUS’s ultimate goal of taking your right to produce and consume beef away from you. You say “Matt, I am only one person…how can I make a difference?” More... Currently rated 5.0 by 4 people Currently 5.0/5 Stars.12345 Tags: hsus  (Apr 10, 2010 | post #1)

O'Fallon, MO

HSUS trying to take control of all animals through puppy ...

The below article was written from a interview with the HSUS exec's. Pull up the puppy mill petition and look to the back for the defentition of pet "domesticated animals." AR supporters like to say that does not count. ASk a lawyer, I did. It very much counts. Signature gathers are being told if someone asks questions or asks to read the petition move on to the next possible. It is amazing what you can find by going into the AR chat rooms! As cattle producers, we are facing some tremendous challenges in our industry. One that I think is on top of the list is the mounting attacks from animal rights activist. I am involved with an agricultural leadership development program called ALOT (Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow). This past February we spent a week in Washington D.C. During the week tour we had the opportunity to meet with the Human Society of the United States (HSUS) at their head quarters in DC. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to “go into the belly of the beast” and ask anything we wanted. After a two hour conversation with the leaders of HSUS around their conference table, one theme stuck in my mind, HSUS will stop at nothing to completely abolish animal protein in the American diet, either by choice or legislation. That is it. The industries attempts to compromise to or adopt HSUS influences are only opening the door to their propaganda and activism. During our meeting, HSUS told us of their intentions to end animal protein as a dietary supplement in the human diet and I quote “we can produce just as good of a steak in a laboratory as you do on your farm; it just isn’t cost effect yet but it will be” Recently the HSUS has been able to impose its will in states across the USA. With a lot of success and one set back, HSUS has now put its sites on the mid west. It is hard to believe that a rural state like Missouri would ever adopt such sweeping changes but as one HSUS representative said “all we have to do is show a few pictures and the public is on our side, the facts or irrelevant” Many cattlemen don’t understand how legislation changes in states like California, which animals in band crates, can affect cattlemen raising cattle on the open range. The issue isn’t about sow crates; it is about HSUS ability to manipulate public opinion. In DC, HSUS stated that their approach was a deliberate, consistent and determined strategy to change public opinion against animal agriculture. So how does the banning of sow crates affect a Missouri cattleman, it opens the door for the HSUS’s ultimate goal of taking your right to produce and consume beef away from you. You say “Matt, I am only one person…how can I make a difference?” More... Young Producers counsil HSUS a squeaky wheel or a doomsday prophecy.  (Apr 10, 2010 | post #1)

West Plains, MO

HSUS interview that shows their true intentions!

YOu can pull up the above article by going to YOung Producers Counsil HSUS a squeaky wheel or a doomsday prophecy. Pull up the petition as well. Look at the defention of pet "domesticated animal." AR supporters like to say oh that does not count. Ask a lawyer, I did. It very much counts. Signature gathers are being told if someone asks questions or wants to see the petition they should move on to the next possible. It is amazing what you can learn by going into the AR chat rooms. YOu will also see them saying that anybody who breeders one litter "ever" is a puppy mill. YOu will see them talking about getting these laws in place then coming back yearly asking that the # be lowered. They are out for the "abolition of all animals agriculture."  (Apr 10, 2010 | post #2)

St. James, MO

HSUS trying to take all animals through "puppy mill" peti...

The below article was written from a interview with the HSUS exec's. Pull up the petition and look to the back for the defention of pet "domesticated animals." Fine print can be sneaky! AR supporters like to say that does not count. ASk a lawyer, I did. It very much counts. Signature gathers are being told to move on to the next possible if someone asks questions or asks to read the petition. It is amazing what you can find out if you go into their chat rooms! As cattle producers, we are facing some tremendous challenges in our industry. One that I think is on top of the list is the mounting attacks from animal rights activist. I am involved with an agricultural leadership development program called ALOT (Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow). This past February we spent a week in Washington D.C. During the week tour we had the opportunity to meet with the Human Society of the United States (HSUS) at their head quarters in DC. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to “go into the belly of the beast” and ask anything we wanted. After a two hour conversation with the leaders of HSUS around their conference table, one theme stuck in my mind, HSUS will stop at nothing to completely abolish animal protein in the American diet, either by choice or legislation. That is it. The industries attempts to compromise to or adopt HSUS influences are only opening the door to their propaganda and activism. During our meeting, HSUS told us of their intentions to end animal protein as a dietary supplement in the human diet and I quote “we can produce just as good of a steak in a laboratory as you do on your farm; it just isn’t cost effect yet but it will be” Recently the HSUS has been able to impose its will in states across the USA. With a lot of success and one set back, HSUS has now put its sites on the mid west. It is hard to believe that a rural state like Missouri would ever adopt such sweeping changes but as one HSUS representative said “all we have to do is show a few pictures and the public is on our side, the facts or irrelevant” Many cattlemen don’t understand how legislation changes in states like California, which animals in band crates, can affect cattlemen raising cattle on the open range. The issue isn’t about sow crates; it is about HSUS ability to manipulate public opinion. In DC, HSUS stated that their approach was a deliberate, consistent and determined strategy to change public opinion against animal agriculture. So how does the banning of sow crates affect a Missouri cattleman, it opens the door for the HSUS’s ultimate goal of taking your right to produce and consume beef away from you. You say “Matt, I am only one person…how can I make a difference?” More... Article from YOung Producers counsil HSUS A squeaky wheel or a doomsday prophecy.  (Apr 10, 2010 | post #1)

Sullivan, MO

HSUS trying to take all animals through the "puppy mill" ...

The below article was written from a interview with the HSUS exec's. Pull up the petition and look at the back for the defention of pet "domesticated animal." Fine print can be sneaky! Ar supporters like to say that does not count. Ask a lawyer, I did. It very much counts. Signature gathers are being told to move on to the next possible if someone asks questions or wants to read the petition. It is amazing what you can find out if you go into their chat rooms! As cattle producers, we are facing some tremendous challenges in our industry. One that I think is on top of the list is the mounting attacks from animal rights activist. I am involved with an agricultural leadership development program called ALOT (Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow). This past February we spent a week in Washington D.C. During the week tour we had the opportunity to meet with the Human Society of the United States (HSUS) at their head quarters in DC. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to “go into the belly of the beast” and ask anything we wanted. After a two hour conversation with the leaders of HSUS around their conference table, one theme stuck in my mind, HSUS will stop at nothing to completely abolish animal protein in the American diet, either by choice or legislation. That is it. The industries attempts to compromise to or adopt HSUS influences are only opening the door to their propaganda and activism. During our meeting, HSUS told us of their intentions to end animal protein as a dietary supplement in the human diet and I quote “we can produce just as good of a steak in a laboratory as you do on your farm; it just isn’t cost effect yet but it will be” Recently the HSUS has been able to impose its will in states across the USA. With a lot of success and one set back, HSUS has now put its sites on the mid west. It is hard to believe that a rural state like Missouri would ever adopt such sweeping changes but as one HSUS representative said “all we have to do is show a few pictures and the public is on our side, the facts or irrelevant” Many cattlemen don’t understand how legislation changes in states like California, which animals in band crates, can affect cattlemen raising cattle on the open range. The issue isn’t about sow crates; it is about HSUS ability to manipulate public opinion. In DC, HSUS stated that their approach was a deliberate, consistent and determined strategy to change public opinion against animal agriculture. So how does the banning of sow crates affect a Missouri cattleman, it opens the door for the HSUS’s ultimate goal of taking your right to produce and consume beef away from you. You say “Matt, I am only one person…how can I make a difference?” More... Article from Young Producers counsil HSUS a squeaky wheel or a doomsday prophecy.  (Apr 10, 2010 | post #1)

Lebanon, MO

HSUS trying to take all animals through the "puppy mill" ...

The below article was written from a interview with the HSUS exec's. Pull up the puppy mill petition and look at the defention of pet in the back "domesticated animals." Watch out for fine print! AR supporters like to say that does not count. Ask a lawyer, I did. It does count. Signature gathers are being told to move on to the next possible if people ask questions or want to read the petition. It is amazing what you can learn by going in to their chat rooms! As cattle producers, we are facing some tremendous challenges in our industry. One that I think is on top of the list is the mounting attacks from animal rights activist. I am involved with an agricultural leadership development program called ALOT (Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow). This past February we spent a week in Washington D.C. During the week tour we had the opportunity to meet with the Human Society of the United States (HSUS) at their head quarters in DC. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to “go into the belly of the beast” and ask anything we wanted. After a two hour conversation with the leaders of HSUS around their conference table, one theme stuck in my mind, HSUS will stop at nothing to completely abolish animal protein in the American diet, either by choice or legislation. That is it. The industries attempts to compromise to or adopt HSUS influences are only opening the door to their propaganda and activism. During our meeting, HSUS told us of their intentions to end animal protein as a dietary supplement in the human diet and I quote “we can produce just as good of a steak in a laboratory as you do on your farm; it just isn’t cost effect yet but it will be” Recently the HSUS has been able to impose its will in states across the USA. With a lot of success and one set back, HSUS has now put its sites on the mid west. It is hard to believe that a rural state like Missouri would ever adopt such sweeping changes but as one HSUS representative said “all we have to do is show a few pictures and the public is on our side, the facts or irrelevant” Many cattlemen don’t understand how legislation changes in states like California, which animals in band crates, can affect cattlemen raising cattle on the open range. The issue isn’t about sow crates; it is about HSUS ability to manipulate public opinion. In DC, HSUS stated that their approach was a deliberate, consistent and determined strategy to change public opinion against animal agriculture. So how does the banning of sow crates affect a Missouri cattleman, it opens the door for the HSUS’s ultimate goal of taking your right to produce and consume beef away from you. You say “Matt, I am only one person…how can I make a difference?” More... Article courtesy of YOung producers counsil Hsus a squeaky wheel or a doomsday prophecy.  (Apr 10, 2010 | post #1)

Poplar Bluff, MO

HSUS trying to take control of all animals through "puppy...

The below article was written from a interview with the HSUS. Pull up the puppy mill petition and look in the back at the defention of pet "domesticated animal." That fine print can be sneaky! As cattle producers, we are facing some tremendous challenges in our industry. One that I think is on top of the list is the mounting attacks from animal rights activist. I am involved with an agricultural leadership development program called ALOT (Agricultural Leaders of Tomorrow). This past February we spent a week in Washington D.C. During the week tour we had the opportunity to meet with the Human Society of the United States (HSUS) at their head quarters in DC. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to “go into the belly of the beast” and ask anything we wanted. After a two hour conversation with the leaders of HSUS around their conference table, one theme stuck in my mind, HSUS will stop at nothing to completely abolish animal protein in the American diet, either by choice or legislation. That is it. The industries attempts to compromise to or adopt HSUS influences are only opening the door to their propaganda and activism. During our meeting, HSUS told us of their intentions to end animal protein as a dietary supplement in the human diet and I quote “we can produce just as good of a steak in a laboratory as you do on your farm; it just isn’t cost effect yet but it will be” Recently the HSUS has been able to impose its will in states across the USA. With a lot of success and one set back, HSUS has now put its sites on the mid west. It is hard to believe that a rural state like Missouri would ever adopt such sweeping changes but as one HSUS representative said “all we have to do is show a few pictures and the public is on our side, the facts or irrelevant” Many cattlemen don’t understand how legislation changes in states like California, which animals in band crates, can affect cattlemen raising cattle on the open range. The issue isn’t about sow crates; it is about HSUS ability to manipulate public opinion. In DC, HSUS stated that their approach was a deliberate, consistent and determined strategy to change public opinion against animal agriculture. So how does the banning of sow crates affect a Missouri cattleman, it opens the door for the HSUS’s ultimate goal of taking your right to produce and consume beef away from you. You say “Matt, I am only one person…how can I make a difference?” More...  (Apr 10, 2010 | post #1)