With the future of all animal products in our food supply and our way
of life in this country at stake, we have a real problem on our hands.
This was the center of discussion at a recent meeting of the ProAnimal
Coalition in Orwell. This group, made up of people from several walks
of life, is dedicated to getting out the truth about the excellent
care farmers give their animals and the misinformation from the
various animal rights activists.
Joe Cornely from the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation led the discussion
about the seriousness of the problem and possible approaches to
telling the facts about animal agriculture.
Cornely further pointed out that animal rights groups don't play by
the ordinary, respected rules. Truth means nothing to them. They try
to make people feel like ''victims,'' claiming farmers abuse their
animals, and that animal products are not healthy.
Goals of the Humane Society of the United States, a well-funded group,
and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, are the same — to
destroy animal agriculture, take all animal products off our tables,
stop all hunting and fishing, close all zoos and stop all human
research using animals.
A recent conference on animal issues, sponsored by the Ohio Farm
Bureau Federation, provided much more information about the actions of
animal rights activists. A recent article in the OFBF Buckeye News
points out that ''one by one, major food groups are bowing to
activists' demands in apparent attempts to temporarily ease public
relations pressure. Livestock experts say this is precisely the animal
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