This is a letter that I wish we could send to everyone who owns even just one pig. Keep in mind this is from the eyes of an animal science student that has spent her entire life in the beef and crops industry. With that being said, feel free to pass this around and maybe it will get back to some major pork producers and remind them of the support they really have. Thanks.
As a pork producer, there is one thing that you and the rest of the world can relate to: bacon. All jokes aside, a serious matter has come forward and hit the agriculture industry like a wave hitting a rocky cliff: hard. The war that animal rights activists have waged against us has taken a toll and slowly but surely we see our friends collapsing to the overwhelming bullying act they haunt you with. Continue reading →
Domino’s made a risky decision when they decided to ignore the standards for humane treatment of animals that the Humane Society of the United States was attempting to force onto many franchises including Wendy’s, McDonalds, etc. Now when I say “ignore” I do not mean that they decided that the meat producers that they chose to buy from were deliberately abusing animals. That is not the case whatsoever. Domino’s made a choice that gained almost everyone in the agriculture world’s approval and upmost respect but that also ticked off the rest of the population. They chose to seek out the experts in animal welfare, health, and behavior before just signing onto to HSUS’s bandwagon.
The HSUS mindset is to completely rid the world of meat production and they advertise this theory in a multitude of ways. When I say the word “radical”, I think of PETA’s tactics to get their scheme across. However, when I think of HSUS’s game plan the word “manipulative” is the first one that comes to mind.