HumaneWatch founding editor David Martosko gave a speech last week at the annual convention of the Western United Dairymen, and we understand it has generated some buzz. The talk was titled "Dealing with the 'Humaniacs': Why It Matters and What You Can Do."
A couple of farming publications have already adapted the presentation into a "top ten"-style article, and we think that's great. We worked on the Powerpoint file last week, and what we wanted to tell the hundreds of dairymen at the meeting just happened to neatly fall into a list of ten things. In retrospect, we hope it ends up printed on a BBQ apron or a wallet card, or something.
When David Martosko arrived in Modesto, California, the meeting's organizers asked if they could videotape the speech. We saw no reason not to. Chances are HSUS had someone planted in the audience anyway with a double-secret buttonhole camera. And it's not like we said anything that we wouldn't want turning up on CNN (which is a good measuring stick for public speaking, by the way).
Today we learned that the whole thing had been uploaded to YouTube. It's about 45 minutes long, and it's organized into five video segments. So if you wanted to hear last week's presentation from David Martosko and you couldn't make it to the Central California Valley, make some popcorn and pull up a chair.