Whose Side Are They Really On?
I have to wonder when I read or hear about farmers who side with anti-agriculture groups what they truly hope to gain in the process. Do they think that teaming up with the very same groups who want to put an end to animal agriculture can really have anything other than an unpleasant and unproductive outcome? Animal rights groups such as PETA and the HSUS are not the small farming family’s “friend”. And before you accuse me of being on the side of “corporate agriculture”, let me explain. Animal rights activists have become very creative when it comes to shielding their true agendas, and farmers and ranchers who are used to an honest word given with a handshake can easily be drawn into something that in the end is as far away from what they thought they were agreeing to as the man in the moon. These high profile groups that are opposed to today’s animal agriculture are focused on limiting consumers’ choices on what they feed their families. Their plan is to strictly limit livestock production for the time being, with the ultimate goal of eliminating livestock production all together in the future. Remember, these are the same groups who have destroyed the lives of numerous farm families through endless litigation.