Exposing HSUS

Chuck Zimmerman

ZimmCast 251In this week’s ZimmCast you’ll hear my conversation with David Martosko about HumaneWatch.org. This awesome and growing compilation of information about the Humane Society of The United States is a great resource for everyone involved in agriculture. H$U$ may be targeting animal agriculture for extinction but if successful consider the impact on all areas of agriculture, most especially in row crop production. I’m going to write my elected officials and point them to HumaneWatch.org since Missouri is currently one of the states these wackos at H$U$ are targeting with their completely misguided attack on dog breeders. Of course if you believe dog breeders are their only target then I might have some (swamp) land in south Florida to sell you.

hsus watchdogIn my conversation with David you’ll learn more about him and why he’s become so passionate and involved on this issue. His background includes working with the Center For Consumer Freedom. David and I have a great conversation and I hope you enjoy listening.

Almost a year ago I met Wayne Pacelle, CEO of HSUS. He was speaking at the NAFB Washington Watch (I still don’t understand why they even let him in the door) and in my opinion issued a challenge to American farmers. You can still read that post or listen to his remarks (mp3).

Since the H$U$ says it’s all about dogs and cats (er, make that money) the program ends with some music from Music Alley. It’s a song called, “Dogs and Cats” by Colie Brice.

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Comments 4

  1. I’ve recently become a fan/member of HumaneWatch.org. Can’t say enough positive about what I’m seeing from the Ag, Trucking, and Pet people out there. I’m talking about the responsible, caring, ethical people who practice animal husbandry or at minimum, have a common link to the business side of animal husbandry and animal welfare.

    Here in Canada, we’ve not been hit as hard by the AR activists as the USA has – yet. But, there is no doubt in my mind that the insidious seeds of planned domestic animal extinction have been planted up here and it is only a matter of time before a sister to H$U$ becomes well established in Canada. They just need to get the right politicians elected so they can push their causes through the system. I want to take a proactive approach to helping stymie the AR Crazies’ efforts in Canada but am just beginning to arm myself with knowledge. It is a very long row to hoe without the resources of HumaneWatch, CCF, etc…

    The greater success and noteriety that H$U$ experiences in its attempt to undermine laws designed to protect individuals and business, deceive ill informed and/or ill intentioned politicians into doing its bidding, convince celebs to be spokespeople for its twisted agenda, and dupe the general public into donating to their general coffers, the higher the impact in Canada will be. It is not that I only care about Canada – I care about the entire globe. However, at this point, my immediate concern is to affect my circle of contacts by disemminating information that is contrary to what H$U$, PETA, and the like purport.

    Thank you for having Mr. Martosko as a guest. His polite and fair approach opposing the legitimacy of H$U$ was both inspiring and refreshing.

    Kind regards,

    Sharon

  2. I’ve recently become a fan/member of HumaneWatch.org. Can’t say enough positive about what I’m seeing from the Ag, Trucking, and Pet people out there. I’m talking about the responsible, caring, ethical people who practice animal husbandry or at minimum, have a common link to the business side of animal husbandry and animal welfare.

    Here in Canada, we’ve not been hit as hard by the AR activists as the USA has – yet. But, there is no doubt in my mind that the insidious seeds of planned domestic animal extinction have been planted up here and it is only a matter of time before a sister to H$U$ becomes well established in Canada. They just need to get the right politicians elected so they can push their causes through the system. I want to take a proactive approach to helping stymie the AR Crazies’ efforts in Canada but am just beginning to arm myself with knowledge. It is a very long row to hoe without the resources of HumaneWatch, CCF, etc…

    The greater success and noteriety that H$U$ experiences in its attempt to undermine laws designed to protect individuals and business, deceive ill informed and/or ill intentioned politicians into doing its bidding, convince celebs to be spokespeople for its twisted agenda, and dupe the general public into donating to their general coffers, the higher the impact in Canada will be. It is not that I only care about Canada – I care about the entire globe. However, at this point, my immediate concern is to affect my circle of contacts by disemminating information that is contrary to what H$U$, PETA, and the like purport.

    Thank you for having Mr. Martosko as a guest. His polite and fair approach opposing the legitimacy of H$U$ was both inspiring and refreshing.

    Kind regards,

    Sharon

  3. Thank you so much for allowing yet another venue to point to humanewatch.org and factual documents they provide to spread the word about HSUS. Wayne Pacelle does his best to try to undermine the effort to show the Animal Rights agenda for what it is by saying CCF and humane watch are radical front groups for tabacco and restaurants, etc. The fact is, it really doesn’t matter what you think of CCF or if you agree or disagree with what they do because it won’t change documented facts they provide. Just as the ‘horror’ videos the AR groups get publicized of bad ag animal practice and try to convince the public ALL ag animals are abused, they do the same with pet breeders. Pet breeders are fighting along with ag producers to defeat the lies with facts (many pet breeders are also ag producers) we hope the ag communnity will also help the pet breeding community, who also take good care of their animals. We all have a few in our chose animal fields who are bad apples and those are the ones the AR groups use against us to get public support. The animal industry if the US can be a formidable opponent to these radicals if we unite and work together to stop the deception. Thanks again for helping spread the word!

  4. Thank you so much for allowing yet another venue to point to humanewatch.org and factual documents they provide to spread the word about HSUS. Wayne Pacelle does his best to try to undermine the effort to show the Animal Rights agenda for what it is by saying CCF and humane watch are radical front groups for tabacco and restaurants, etc. The fact is, it really doesn’t matter what you think of CCF or if you agree or disagree with what they do because it won’t change documented facts they provide. Just as the ‘horror’ videos the AR groups get publicized of bad ag animal practice and try to convince the public ALL ag animals are abused, they do the same with pet breeders. Pet breeders are fighting along with ag producers to defeat the lies with facts (many pet breeders are also ag producers) we hope the ag communnity will also help the pet breeding community, who also take good care of their animals. We all have a few in our chose animal fields who are bad apples and those are the ones the AR groups use against us to get public support. The animal industry if the US can be a formidable opponent to these radicals if we unite and work together to stop the deception. Thanks again for helping spread the word!

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