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A Humane Ad?

Feb 18, 2010
   As a regular viewer of AG Day  (on Channel 38 out of Kansas City) I’ve noticed that in the middle of the program, there is a message for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), a video that shows these forlorn looking dogs, the famous Holstein cow being flipped over by fork lift and the sad “ONE Ear “ cat that’s begging for adoption. ..and then the HSUS pitch for everyone to send just $19.95 a month to    HSUS  to save these poor abused animals …and claiming they save thousands of these abused animals every year.
   If this station is broadcasting the HSUS promotion as a “public service” announcement without charge, it should be stopped immediately.  If HSUS is actually paying cash for the commercial, there is less than can be done except to request that the station not place this ad in your program.  Or  perhaps a better idea…  have NCBA, NPPC and the poultry folks create a very aggressive “pro livestock” (anti HSUS) message and request that the station schedule it piggy back following the HSUS propaganda spot.
  Of course, most of us in Agriculture know and understand that the mission of HSUS has little if anything to do with saving one ear cats and that their real mission is to make every attempt to restrict Livestock production and promote their vegetarian message.  GOOD luck in the correct information wars.
Gene Millard
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COMMENTS (7 Comments)

Anonymous
I feel the state legislature should enate a bill requireing the hsus to support the animal shelters in every state where they are listed as non-profit,and receiving monies under the guise of animal welfare, or force them to cease doing business in each statein which the operate as non-profit
10:33 PM Jul 25th
 
Anonymous
There is a bill in the VT legislator to put a person in jail for 5 years and fine them $5,000.00 for:-------------H.744 proposes to require that debarking, tail docking, and surgical birth procedures on dogs be performed only by licensed veterinarians and with the animal under general anesthesia. While the language references dogs, the second section reads: “performs or cause, aids, or abets a person to perform a debarking, tail docking or surgical birth procedure, unless the procedure is performed by a licensed veterinarian and the animal is under general anesthesia. There is no indication this law only applies to dogs, unless I am reading it wrong! The offense shall be punishable by a sentence of imprisonment of not more than five years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both. Dairy farmers need to pay attention to this bill – my guess is that it will go to House Agriculture and then House Judiciary.
3:57 AM Feb 20th
 

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