Nebraska soybean leader ready to take on HSUS
Monday, March 2, 2009, 4:28 PM
by Ken Anderson
Debbie Borg says it’s time to fight fire with fire in dealing with the Humane Society of the United States and other animal rights groups.
Borg is the president of the Nebraska Soybean Association. She has been asked by American Soybean Association leaders to coordinate the group’s efforts to battle the growing animal rights movement. Borg says it’s time to expose HSUS for what it really is.
“Their goal, and all their documents tell us, that they are out to eliminate animal agriculture,” says Borg. “That means that they want us to be a vegan society—no leather shoes, no leather boots and, obviously, no steaks on the table.”
Borg believes a high percentage of those who contribute to HSUS have no idea their dollars are being used to attack animal agriculture.
“And I think when people start understanding what they’re about, the funding we hope will slow down,” says Borg, “because we’ve also done surveying that when people understand what they’re about, they’re not going to support them because they’ve been lied to.”
Borg says it’s crucial that the ag and commodity groups come together in the battle against HSUS. Link
In order to expose HSUS for the radical animal rights groups that they really are, it’s going to require the efforts of farmers and ranchers across the country. It’s also going to require more than just the livestock industry telling the story. Congratulations to Debbie Borg and soybean growers everywhere for realizing that we are all in this together. An attack on livestock producers is an attack on everyone involved in agriculture and it will require a response from everyone if we are to survive.