Monday, December 15, 2008

The editor of National Provisioner warns her readers about animal-rights activists

From the editor's journal of National Provisioner magazine:

They claim to be animal-rights advocates, but I see them as animal-rights criminals with absolutely no compunction about playing fast and loose with my civil rights -- and yours.  The growing threat of radical animal-rights activism is on the minds of members of the Texas Cattle Feeders Association (TCFA).  ... The danger of activists advancing their cause through the Federal Government is greater than ever and live stock producers must take a more aggressive stand to protect their industry.
A renewed clarion call in the making.  Those of us fed up with cowering before these terrorists must join forces, draw a line in the sand and prepare to reclaim our civil liberties.  There is no stronger weapon than unity.

It's about time someone had the courage to speak the truth.  When will the oppression of livestock producers and agribusiness executives end?  Everywhere you look, livestock producers are living with the fear of bad PR and reduced profits.  Those greedy vegans by refusing to consume animal products are taking money out of the paychecks of deserving agribusiness executives, forcing them to downgrade to inferior country clubs, to drive less prestigious models of luxury cars.

When you encounter the fear and suffering of an agribusiness executive doomed to receive a smaller Christmas bonus, it's enough to bring tears to your eyes.  Courageous undercover activists have made videos of terrified agribusiness executives in unimaginably horrific office conditions.  These videos are not for the squeamish.  It's pretty graphic stuff.  One video showing a harried executive forced to work overtime to write a PR release defending his company's skinning a hog while it was still alive is especially heart-rending.  This executive had worked long hours all week and now he has to suffer the pain and humiliation of defending his company from a perfectly sensible business practice?  When will the madness end?

These greedy, heartless animal rights advocates want to deprive livestock producers of their god given right to earn vast sums of money and to slaughter animals as we see fit.  They slander our good name.  We must put a stop to the barbaric treatment of livestock producers and agribusiness executives today.  It's a moral struggle we all must join.  We must take our message to the world.  We must follow the lead of courageous organizations out on the front lines of the struggle like the Texas Cattle Feeders Association (TCFA). Our advocacy programs will help get the message out there.  Anything you can do will help.  Speak at schools.  Protest outside vegan restaurants.  Spend a day handing out leaflets explaining the plight of agribusiness executives and how people can help ease their suffering by increasing their consumption of meat and dairy products.  Every little bit helps.   We don't live in the dark ages, though it sometimes seems that way.  We can accept nothing less than the abolition of the mistreatment and abuse of agribusiness executives and livestock producers.