Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Vets Backing HSUS?

HSUS adds another animal rights organization
Sunday, January 20, 2008, 10:59 AM

High feed costs aren’t the only threat facing America's livestock producers today. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights (AVAR) announced Monday a corporate combination agreement creating the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association.

It's the latest effort by HSUS to further the anti-meat agenda of its vegan (vegetarian) leader Wayne Pacelle.

A news release from HSUS, announcing the launch of yet another in Pacelle's "family of organizations" explains that both groups have long expressed frustration with the positions taken by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The release points to the stand AVMA has taken on the slaughter of horses for human consumption, the continued use of dogs and cats in research, cruelty to ducks and geese in the production of foie gras, the confinement of veal calves, breeding pigs, and egg-laying hens in crates and cages.

So what's the big deal? Why should you care? According to HSUS, of the approximately 80,000 veterinarians in this country, 11,000 are already supporters of HSUS. Read More

HSUS has always employed a very obvious tactic of divide and conquer. They have always managed to talk a producer into speaking bad of his neighbor or in this case, getting a group of vets to talk bad of their colleagues. What those who side with HSUS fail to realize is that eventually HSUS will come after them. When they get rid of conventional animal agriculture, they will then go after organic and natural producers. We must remember that they want to eliminate all animal agriculture, not just parts and pieces of our industry.

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