Debunking animal activists
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I just came across this article about an event in Ohio:
Sutton-Vermeulen will focus on the myths and misinformation from animal rights groups that are out of touch with today’s agriculture and putting our food supply at risk. He is well-know for working with non-governmental groups to help them become animal agriculture activists.
The June 19 workshop is open to all interested people who want to be spokespersons for animal agriculture and its importance to our country. Threats are coming from the Humane Society of the United States that they are coming to Ohio with a program to restrict sound, approved livestock practices. Such restrictions, if imposed, would reduce our food supply and increase the cost.
So, it sounds like he’ll be talking about how we animal rights activists don’t know about how animals are raised on farms. Maybe he’ll explain how well the animals are treated on farms and that animal protection groups just don’t know this, but everything is already plenty good for the animals.
But, actually, here’s the big threat: “HSUS wants certain animals to be able to stand up, lie down, turn around and spread their limbs without touching another animal or any part of their enclosure.” This is the threat to our “safe and affordable food supply.”
Based on the results from California’s vote on Proposition 2, I would think that many people think that animals deserve to be able to stand up, turn around, and spread their limbs. Many people probably think that animals already have this amount of space, even though they are wrong.
So, this event is really training in smokescreening the way animals are treated on these “farms.” I wonder what sorts of excuses he’ll be making for why we need to cram animals so tightly that they can’t stand up or turn around, let alone ever see the sun or engage in any natural, instinctive behaviours.