Today, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced the formation of a National Agriculture Advisory Council which would “advise the organization on national agriculture issues.”
Members of We Support Agriculture, a livestock coalition comprised of Nebraska animal agriculture organizations, encouraged everyone to take a closer look at the history of HSUS and understand the consequences of the organization’s actual agenda.
“HSUS is not interested in enhancing animal welfare. It’s a Washington D.C.-based interest group led by a vegan animal rights activist,” according to Ansley Mick, Executive Director. “The group raises money under the auspices of helping local animal shelters, while the true objective is much more extreme.”
“I would encourage livestock growers – and meat-eaters for that matter – to take a closer look at HSUS, an organization which encourages “eating with a conscience” by replacing meat and other animal-based foods with plant-based foods,” said Pete McClymont, President of the Nebraska Cattlemen and WSA Board President. “The activists pushing these extreme agendas aren’t interested in working with our farmers and ranchers; they’re trying to put them out of business.”
“We work with experts and veterinarians to ensure modern animal agriculture practices are humane and sustainable,” said Al Juhnke, President of the Nebraska Pork Producers Association. “Family farmers and ranchers are tired of HSUS and other fringe animal rights organizations being touted as animal welfare experts.”