Anyway, in case you didn’t know, agriculture in the US is under attack by radical organizations, one of which is the Humane Society of the United States.
Now, if you’re bristling right now because you automatically associate “Humane Society” with sweet cats and dogs being cared for by fantastic volunteers who are helping find homes for all of those adorable creatures, let me clarify. Your local Humane Society shelter is probably awesome, and is probably doing exactly that – helping find homes and providing shelter for companion animals. But the Humane Society of the United States is altogether different.
There’s a great organization called Protect the Harvest which is bringing attention to the attack on agriculture by the Humane Society of the United States. HSUS is borderline CRIMINAL. They’re closely aligned with PETA, and they believe animals should have the same rights as people. They aim to completely eliminate hunting, eliminate animal consumption, and make the lives of farmers as miserable as they possibly can.
According to that sourcelink, a rancher in North Dakota has had his animals seized, and is now facing felony charges of animal abuse – NOT because he abused animals – but because of vague, stupid laws passed in that state in 2012 after tons of lobbying from the HSUS. You can read the Protect the Harvest detailed explanation about this case right here.
In short, this rancher is being targeted by the HSUS, harassed, and threatened without cause. And this is typical behavior for the HSUS.
Protect the Harvest is trying to protect farmers and ranchers – here’s their mission statement:
Your rights and ability to feed your family are under attack.
Most Americans are completely unaware.
Extreme special interests in America have evolved into a wealthy and successful attack industry determined to control our farmers, eliminate hunting, outlaw animal exhibitions (like rodeos and circuses), and restrict animal ownership.
The result is an America that is less free and less prosperous, with reduced access to affordable food. Protect The Harvest was created to defend and preserve the freedoms of American consumers, farmers, ranchers, outdoor enthusiasts, and animal owners.
Anyway, Protect the Harvest has done a lot of work to expose HSUS. And as they say on their website, “So, if you gave to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) thinking that you were actually helping out your local animal shelters and rescues, you may want to strongly consider supporting local shelters who actually provide hands-on care and shelter for animals. You can find a local shelter over at the Humane Society for Shelter Pets.”
Give locally, you guys. Don’t contribute a dime to the sham that is the Humane Society of the United States.
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