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The previous post (Waiting For A Leader) was brought on by several things primarily after doing research for ANCW's website. My job...to look up around 30 different terms that consumers don't understand.  Terms such as factory farming a label we've been given by animal activists . At this point it seems there is nothing on the web to counter this misconception.
I've been told we must be positive, and I've tried hard to be postive...post positive comments and stories; but animal ag people we're going to have to take some steps on the aggressive side. Play defense.  This problem is not going away.  It's becoming a muddled mess in my eyes.  I'm not sure who's coaching. I'm not sure who our friends are.  I'm not sure about anything anymore, except that HSUS is sprinting ahead of us while we flounder.  I want someone to get into the drivers seat; be coach; be boss; be in control. 
The past two months I've witnessed more discourse among our ani…

Waiting For A Leader-Unite or Be Destroyed

I’m Waiting For A Leader.

For the past two years I’ve been hounding. I’ve yapped and yakked and pleaded and prodded. I’ve created and crafted--- a website, blog, and facebook page. I’ve joined and paid--- NCBA, ANCW, AAA, NBSB, NRA, USFRA, OFB, all with hopes of eliminating this plague called HSUS. A plague that as one professional put it “is light years ahead in destroying our animal ag industries.”

I’m disillusioned as I witness state universities "supporting the supporters" of HSUS. I’m disgusted as I watch ranchers “playing the animal activists game” using taxpayer's dollars to house wild mustangs. I’m dumbfounded as I witness animal ag industries cannibalize themselves and each other and hear educated producers blurt uneducated statements, “Who is HSUS?”

HSUS is united-were fractured. They’re one-we’re fractioned. They’re balanced-we’re straddling. They’re winning-we’re losing.

If you’re an animal ag producer you can’t have it both ways. There’s no sleeping with th…