Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Wisconsin farm groups counter HSUS efforts

February 23, 2010 by Bob Meyer

Members of four Wisconsin farm groups will be visiting the State Capitol Wednesday to hand deliver a letter to members of the State Legislature. The letter calls into question the activities and actions of the Humane Society of the United States. Among other things, the letter states; “HSUS isn’t your local animal shelter; it’s a lobbying organization,” pointing out many Americans donate thinking the money is going to the local humane society when in fact it is funding the anti-animal agriculture motives of HSUS. The letter reiterates charges that less than 4 percent of HSUS’ budget actually goes to animal shelters.

The letter closes with the farm groups cautioning the lawmakers not to be fooled by people who say they care for animals while attacking those who actually do. “We feed animals. We feed people. We are the Wisconsin farmer members of:

Wisconsin Dairy Business Association Wisconsin Pork Association

Wisconsin Corn Growers Association

Wisconsin Soybean Association

They will also present the legislators with an empty plate bearing a label:

An Empty Plate

That’s what the Humane Society agenda promises.

HSUS deceptively uses this name to fund a PETA-inspired anti-meat campaign. Don’t be fooled.

HSUS isn’t your local animal shelter.

HSUS cares about fund-raising.

Wisconsin farmers care about animals.

Get the facts at www.Humanewatch.org

HSUS has been the driving force behind referendums in several states outlawing the use of gestation crates for pigs, calf crates and battery cages for chickens.

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