We think that Darci Adams "doth protest too much" when she attempts to defend the Humane Society of the United States as an organization concerned about animal care.

The only thing she got right in her recent editorial (July 7, "Humane Society responds to critics") is when she admits that the HSUS is not your local Humane Society that takes care of stray dogs and cats.

We applaud the work of the local humane societies. They truly are heroes in the effort to make sure pets have good homes.

The HSUS, on the other hand, is a multi-million-dollar lobbying effort aimed at eliminating animal agriculture in all forms and turning us all into vegans.

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This opinion piece was written and submitted by Scott VanderWal, president of the South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation; Roger Scheibe, executive Director of the South Dakota Dairy Producers Association; Steve Rommereim, president of the South Dakota Pork Producers Council; Jodie Hickman, executive director of the South Dakota Cattlemen's Association; and Steve Dick, executive director of Ag United for South Dakota.