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HSUS Attempts Christian Public Relations Stunt

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eb-hsus-dec-ok2.jpg Since I started my agriculture advocacy work three years ago, I have made it a point to monitor the activities of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), an extremist animal rights powerhouse determined to eliminate animal agriculture and promote a vegan lifestyle for all Americans. Through my observations, I have noticed that most of the leaders and members within this organization have no real connection with God; in fact, many of them point out that they are atheists. To me, this makes sense. Because they equal the life of a human being to the life of an animal, it's impossible to envision these folks as God-fearing citizens. In debates with HSUS and PETA advocates over the years, I have always been able to reference Biblical verses as proof that God created the animals for us to care for and for us to use as food. In their latest public relations stunt to manipulate money from consumers, it seems that HSUS is finally catching onto the game and are trying to create a Christian image for themselves.

In a recent press release, the Humane Society of the United States started the "All Creatures" nationwide music tour featuring The Myriad that kicked off Tuesday, Sept. 29 in Washington, D.C. The tour will proceed with more than 35 stops at clubs and Christian universities around the country. Christine Gutleben, director of The HSUS faith outreach program, will accompany the tour and speak to audiences about the work of The HSUS. According to Gutleben, the faith outreach program of The Humane Society of the United States seeks to engage people and institutions of faith with animal protection issue on the premise that religious values call upon us to act in a kind and merciful way towards all creatures.

In a recent article written by the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance, HSUS has begun manipulating religion to advance a cause that is radically out of step with the majority of Americans and, certainly, America’s sportsmen. This tour is a further example of the clever tactics being employed by those that seek to do away with American outdoor traditions.

I couldn't agree more. The HSUS is a ruthless organization that is molding their own image to appeal to an audience that has been overwhelmingly against their policies in the past. As these extremists advance their agendas and peddle more money away from honest citizens, I have come to realize that they really will stop at nothing to put farmers and ranchers out of business. As a God-fearing Christian and a cattle rancher, myself, I'm proud to say that I care for God's creatures on a daily basis, and I understand the circle of life, that animals were created to nourish people. What do you think? How will the religious community regard this latest publicity stunt by the HSUS? What can we do to reinforce our own beliefs and get the American consumer to understand the hidden agendas of this dangerous organization?

BEEF Daily Quick Fact: Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. -Genesis 9:3

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