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PETA Targets South Dakota Animal Exhibitors

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sd_state_fair_06_13.JPGAt home in South Dakota, the reach of HSUS and PETA seems so far away. As the agenda of these organizations continues to blaze a trail across the nation, South Dakota is usually left alone. Because these groups stand for complete animal liberation, it’s certainly no surprise to hear that PETA is now targeting South Dakota animal exhibitors in their livestock projects? Does this mean PETA is targeting 4-H and FFA kids, or are they wanting to inspect carnival workers and their animals shows? Read this release and decide what you think...

PETA Calls On South Dakota State Fair Chief to Do Background Checks on Animal Exhibitors

Last week, PETA fired off a letter to Jerome Hertel, manager of the South Dakota State Fair, urging him to ensure that all animal exhibitors who are invited to the fair will be in full compliance with the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA). In the letter, PETA points out that its offices are inundated every year with complaints that exhibitors at fairs and festivals across the country have abused animals or endangered the public. PETA explains that although animal exhibitors are required to be licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), a license is no guarantee that exhibitors will provide adequate animal care or follow public safety measures. The group also points out that many exhibitors fail to comply with the minimal federal standards established in the AWA.

To read the guidelines PETA is requesting to impose on all animal exhibitors, link here.

BEEF Daily Quick Fact: PETA seeks "total animal liberation," according to its president and co-founder, Ingrid Newkirk. PETA spends less than one percent of its multi-million dollar budget actually helping animals. (Source: Activist Cash)

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