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Friday, October 5, 2007

ProAnimal Coalition: They Like Animals...With Peas and Carrots

This is an article in the Tribune Chronicle (in Ohio) about the efforts of farming groups trying to "get their message out", so to speak.

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.

As he pointed out, farmers must tell their own story, with help from their various groups. Farmers do have credibility and must get organized, stand up and speak out, he said.

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.

UPDATE: Eric at An Animal Friendly Life wrote a rebuttal of this article here.

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