Another unpublished blog uncovered...2012
What I’m Sure She Was Hearing: “Whaw whaw whaw whaw whaw whaw.”
But then I ventured deeper. I started sharing concerns about dots that were connecting, disturbing things that I had been witnessing for over a year. I shared my concern that the enemy was becoming harder to distinguish, and expressed my fear that it had infiltrated.
"Why are some ag publications promoting animal ag in one article and in the same issue subtly giving animal rights activists a platform to speak from?" I shared my concern that certain ag journalists and publications seemed to be creating added concern in the minds of consumers by repeatedly posting the negative about our industry through the postings of unverified undercover abuse videos, and highlighting repeated food safety issues. Wasn't this a tactic used by trueanimal activists?
Instead, dunce hats have been handed out to most with the unspoken suggestion that we sit quietly in the corner with a checkbook in hand. And in the rare instance when real producers--- not veterinarians, not academia, not animal scientists, not financial analysts, not industry execs, not ag media, not professional poll takers or career spokespeople--- have been asked for their input on matters that would decide their future many times that feedback, which could fill a book, has been relegated to a dusty shelf stamped "discard".
And what's the cost to animal ag producers when communication is one sided and fuzzy intentions are carelessly implemented by ill informed decision-making leaders? What is the cost to animal protein suppliers when those who know what's best for producers ignore those producer's concerns and suggestions and instead make decisions to form alliances and uphold agendas with the enemy...those who want to destroy animal ag? We loose producers! Devastating unintended consequences are created when heavy financial yokes are hung on the necks of thousands of fellow animal ag producers in the forms of debilitating regulations created and brought about by our "very own animal activists and her friends" "An animal protein supplier is lost forever, along with their contribution to their communites and society” I moan.
http://www.cattlenetwork.com/cattle-news/Sustainable-beef-initiative-moves-forward-140043523.html (notice who our industry stakeholders are at the table with- World Wildlife Fund? Read their thoughts on Agenda 21 below)
Agenda 21 and ICLEI
agenda 21 youbue