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On Wednesday, I am scheduled to sit down with Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). While the details are not final as of yet, I hope to ask him about HSUS actions in Missouri (if you remember, Mo. Prop. B passed in November), and future plans for the organization nationwide in regards to animal agriculture.
If you had a few minutes with Pacelle, what questions would you ask?
I would ask him if he realizes that Agriculture is one of the few things that this country actually produces something.
All the fluff supportive jobs are worthless without "something" being produced in this country.
Animal Husbandry is one of the big players in Agriculture-
Does he realize that damaging Animal Husbandry profitability would have devastating trickle down effect on the entire economy(including all other sectors of food production), including the "tree huggers" jobs and security.
Seems like he is bound to cut his nose off to spite his face- being blind to the larger picture. Which would be fine if he wasn't trying to drag the rest of us down with him.
And does he realize that if he accomplishes his goals here in this country- other countries will fill the gap with animal production and the end result will be a windfall for them and devastation for us- and no decrease in actual animal production.
Ask him how he feels about himself tricking the public, and if he would release the amount of money that is actaully being spent on house hold pets compared to money being spent to try to regulate the ag livestock sector including lawyer fees. I feel his commericals are misleading the public and he could clarify this with actaul audits from hsus finaicial statements
We've asked the HumaneWatch Facebook audience for suggestions. Sure hope they help!
Our vote would be for this question: "Wayne, since you don't have a degree or any advanced training in animal care or animal welfare, what makes you qualified to tell farmers what's in their animals' best interests?"