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Humane Society leader tours Litchfield farm

Posted November 22nd, 2010

LITCHFIELD — Litchfield farmer-rancher Kevin Fulton knew he was setting himself up for criticism by having a town hall meeting between ag producers and officials of The Humane Society of the United States Sunday in Lincoln.

Fulton gave a tour of his farm north of Litchfield to Wayne Pacelle, president and chief executive officer of the 11-million-member Humane Society of the United States, one of America’s most influential and, in farm country, most controversial animal welfare organizations.


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Bobbie1207
November 22nd, 2010 at 11:05 pm

The number of members the HSUS has is debatable. It all depends upon how you define “member”, and if you’ll take a look at their IRS returns you may (will) see a different (much lower) number reported to the IRS. It should also be noted that the HSUS does not support the consumption of meat products as noted on their website – “The HSUS promotes eating with conscience and embracing the Three Rs—reducing the consumption of meat and other animal-based foods; refining the diet by avoiding products from the worst production systems (e.g., switching to cage-free eggs); and replacing meat and other animal-based foods in the diet with plant-based foods.” So Mr. Pacelle, you can say you and the HSUS are not anti-animal agriculture all you want, but your own website, and published meal policies of HSUS sponsored events, proves otherwise.


CaptBarbosa
November 23rd, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Are there people who actually believe this guy?
The man doesnt own any animals(not a pet, not farm animal), has never farmed a day in his life, that I am aware of.
Exactly, how does someone with no animal husbandry background even begin to know how an animal should be kept?
I can guarantee, Wayne wont give a darn for one minute when the world starts starving following all his great plans.


Rosemary Marshall
November 24th, 2010 at 7:46 am

I can’t think why ‘Bobbie’ equates the three Rs as stated on HSUS website with being anti animal agriculture. They, especially Wayne Pacelle are perfectly cogniscent of the fact that most people will continue to eat meat. What they are advocating is the consumption of less meat, better quality, fair to the animal, fair to the environment, fair to the consumer.


Jon Voight (not really)
November 24th, 2010 at 9:29 am

Corporate-controlled industrial livestock operations have severely depressed rural economies. Farmers should own their animals, and the animals should be outside…and then we can eat them. Whatever you do, don’t trust the Farm Bureau.


Cowgirl
November 26th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Ok WAYNE then take HSUS MONEY and GIVE to the FARMERS & BREEDERS for pasture and all improvements of FACILITIES. Check out Humanewatch.org or humanewatch on facebook and learn about The Humane Society of the United States if you want to help pet shelters and Rescues give to them everyone knows H$U$ doesn’t help them…


speaking up for US
December 9th, 2010 at 1:47 pm

i’m a farmer and welcome the HSUS. we (the REAL family farmers) are DYING here while these corprations keep piling more animals in and killing small family owned operations like ours. we treat our animals right- yes, we eat them too- but they eat what their bodies intended them to, feel sunshine on their backs and have room to move. it infuriates me that famers so quickly buy into the humanewatch bull. take a moment to think of who really represents your interest. you will be surprised!


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