KLA: Animal activist group supports GIPSA rule

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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) supports the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) proposed rule to restrict cattle marketing options for ranchers and feeders. In a statement posted on its web site, HSUS suggests, “By providing greater transparency and greater access to open and competitive markets, these regulations will help ensure the sustainability of family farmers and their traditional animal husbandry practices.”

Ironically, ballot initiatives promoted by HSUS in California, Arizona and Florida have restricted some scientifically proven animal production practices. HSUS funds initiatives to reduce meat, dairy and egg consumption with dollars collected from donors who are led to believe they are contributing to programs benefiting companion animal shelters.

KLA, NCBA and many other groups strongly oppose the GIPSA rule because it would jeopardize the use of private marketing agreements due to the potential for litigation against buyers who must justify any premiums or deviations from “standard” prices.

For more information visit www.kla.org.

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Terry Ward    
November, 03, 2011 at 06:33 PM

Like you care about animals in shelters... What a crock.....

Maxine Jones    
Midland, SD  |  November, 07, 2011 at 10:47 AM

How typically duplicitous of that terrorist organization: o claim to care about animals! They work to END all use of animals while themselves using them in the most egregious way: as a ploy to solicit money from unsuspecting fools who believe the money will support abused and unwanted pets. FACT: all but a tiny fraction goes to benefit the leaders and top staff of the organizations and to buy ads to bring ever more money. The government is totally irresponsible to give these groups any credibility as friends of farmers or animals.

Terry Ward    
Pa.  |  November, 09, 2011 at 08:15 AM

Maxine, you might want to drop a little note to Homeland Security and let them know about the terrorists among us, especially as the DHS has HSUS links on their website. Please report back to us with their response to you.

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