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.