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The AgriTalk broadcast is done for today, but the conversation continues. AgriTalk host Mike Adams shares his thoughts and opinions on the news of the week and invites your feedback.
You've probably seen the ads on TV asking you to send money to the Humane Society of the United States. Supposedly that money helps save and protect abused animals but that depends on your point of view. In Tennessee HSUS helped defeat a bill that would require reporting of animal abuse within 48 hours. If you really care about the welfare of animals wouldn't you want to stop abuse as quickly as possible? HSUS is holding up the opening of a horse processing plant in New Mexico with the threat of lawsuits. Meanwhile the number of abandoned and starving horses increases. In New Jersey HSUS is pushing a bill to keep pork producers from using production systems proven to protect sows. The list goes on and on. Those monthly donations seem to be helping save and protect jobs and salaries more than they are animals. HSUS wants people to believe they know what's best for animals but they sure have a strange way of showing it.
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