Knowing the Facts
Welcome to Open Range, I’m Susan Allen. Stay tuned because after the break I’ll check in with our field reporter, Greg Martin for the AgriBeef Minute.
I’m Greg Martin with today’s AgriBeef Minute. Do you really know where your donations are going? Justin Wilson, Senior Research Analyst for the Center for Consumer Freedom and Humane Watch unveils the truth.
WILSON: The Humane Society of the United States has a branding problem. Well it’s a problem that benefits them to the detriment of a lot of folks in the agricultural community. So many people give money to the Humane Society of the United States thinking that it’s going to go to benefit their local pet shelter and in fact we’ve found that upwards of 60 or 70% of Americans think the Humane Society of the United States is an umbrella group for their local shelter.
The Center for Consumer Freedom is an advocate for promoting personal responsibility and protecting consumer choice.
WILSON: And that means making decisions about the healthfulness of them or the ethics of the food you eat. So if you want to be a vegan, that’s your right. But if you want to be someone who occasionally enjoys a steak, that’s also your right and we should not allow regulators or self-appointed activist groups pass bill or laws or regulations or do other things that try to strip consumers of that right.
Wilson says that HSUS’ advertising is deceptive.
WILSON: We looked at every single ad that they’d run on television
I’m Greg Martin and that’s today’s AgriBeef Minute.
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