Re: Hoof and mouth disease...
- Let me get this straight....you would wish a
hideous and painful disease on animals to show the public
the plight they have on farms??? This disease strikes
all hoofed animals regardless of what size farm they
are on. Family farm animals are going to have to go
through this painful disease too. Do you know anything
about this disease that didn't come from the
Agricultural experts at NPR?? <br>This is the kind of thinking
from the animal rights groups that defies anybodies
logic. I want to avoid this disease coming here because
I love my animals and don't like to see them in
pain. Nobody farms for the money. We could all make a
lot more money doing other things.<br>Do me a favor
and listen to NPR and see if they can give you a
definition of factory farm as opposed to family farm. I
would love to hear that one.
- Ok, I'm sorry ... I just don't see what it is that this HSUS person
said that is so stupid. The only part of your posting that deals with
what she said is:
"Sandy Rowland of HSUS said that best in show trophies, plaques or
ribbons can be evidence of dog fighting, and that police should be on
the lookout for dogs with scars, treadmills, springpoles, medications
and medical equipment, and books or magazines dealing with dog
Evidently, in this person's experience, these things have been found in
connection with people and dogs involved in dog fighting. It seems to
me that she is trying to help police bust dog-fighting rings, which, in
my book, is admirable.
Do you have any idea what her background is or how much experience she
has at busting dog-fighting rings? I would be glad to contact her
personally, and find out. I think it would be nice if you found out
exactly what qualifications and experience a person has before you call
them an "idiot."
You mentioned that you do rescue. Do you have also have experience in
busting dog-fighting rings? And, if so, what have you found to be
indications that a person is involved in dog fighting?
The HSUS employs over 100 people, many of whom have advanced educations
and years of experience working with and for the cause of animals. For
you to make sweeping statements regarding their intelligence levels is