Undeterred after finding only two farmers out of 34,000 to join their state “agriculture council” in Oklahoma (a success rate of a measly 0.006%), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is at it again – this time in Wisconsin. In addition to a beauty salon owner, the extreme animal-liberation group found a mere three willing farmers out of more than 76,000 in America’s Dairyland to join the so-called “HSUS Wisconsin Agriculture Council.”
Why does HSUS have so much difficulty finding farmers to join their ranks? It could be because their food policy director designed a campaign comparing farms to Nazi concentration camps. Or because HSUS wants to “get rid of the entire [animal agriculture] industry.”
So what kind of farmers do join HSUS?
One of the council members is a self-described organic vegan activist. No “humane” cheese allowed. Another sells organic hot dogs for the low, low price of $9.50 per pound (and you thought wieners were pricey at the ballpark).
But the real star of the bunch is Mike Miles, who is more “Occupy Wall Street” than “American Gothic.”
Mike was recently arrested in Des Moines, Iowa while protesting the World Food Prize (see his mugshot above), an award that recognizes “the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.” His decision to “Occupy the World Food Prize” was based on claims that “only local, sustainable forms of agriculture” will be able to feed the world. What, with $9.50-per-pound hot dogs?
It shouldn’t be surprising that the HSUS is using double speak and deceptive practices to push its extreme animal liberationist agenda. After all, the group is decidedly anti-agriculture. But that’s why it could only find three farmers in the whole state to join.