At first, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw US Rep. King's press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Matt Lahr
April 7, 2010
King Informs 4-H Leaders of Real Agenda of Humane Society
SIOUX CITY - Congressman Steve King (R-IA) today released a statement objecting to the presence of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) at a recent National 4-H Conference. King’s purpose is to inform 4-H leaders and members of the extreme anti-animal agriculture agenda of HSUS.At first I thought, "anti-animal"? That's fine. But then I realized it said "anti-animal agriculture." And "agenda." It might just have been all that alliteration, but I was starting to feel queasy. By "animal agriculture" did he mean "killing animals"? And the Humane Society is against it?
- An Almighty God gave us dominion over animals so that we could do anything we want with them. I mean, that only makes sense, right? If you have dominion over something, the sky is pretty much the limit.
- Family farmers are scared to death of the vegetarian menace, so Steve King is only representing them by attacking the Humane Society. It has nothing to do with the fact that the Humane Society is actually anti-factory farming, and Steve King is in the pocket of big agriculture. Which is no threat to family farmers.
"HSUS is run by vegetarians with an agenda whose goal is to take meat off everyone’s table in America.”