HSUS bus ad slams pork industry

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In its latest assault on the U.S. pork industry, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has paid for ads on busses in Des Moines and Washington, D.C., that depict sows in gestation stalls.

The new ad campaign, covering entire buses in the two cities, aims to inform commuters about hog-raising practices and influence national pork policy, according to the Des Moines Register.

The HSUS is attempting to raise awareness about the “intransigence of companies and producers that continue to defend the use of gestation crates,” according to a news release posted on the group’s website. “These new ads shine a bright spotlight on a world of inhumane treatment that Big Pork would prefer remained hidden,” says Paul Shapiro, HSUS vice president of farm animal protection, according to the release.

According to the Des Moines Register report, HSUS paid $14,810 for the ad on one Des Moines bus.

Despite HSUS's television ads which depict abused cats and dogs, the animal rights group gives only 1 percent of its budget to pet shelters and also wants to put farmers out of business, according to watchdog group HumaneWatch.org.

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Terry Ward    
Pa.  |  December, 16, 2012 at 09:56 AM

Insanity Def: Saying the same thing over and over again but expecting different results

December, 18, 2012 at 09:04 PM

Terry ward is hired by HSUS to respond. They are a cult movement to end all livestock farming by forcing farmers to quit because its too expensive to raise animals for there meat. They don't care about any human being or your health needs. They have lied again and again about your biological need for meat. Your brain requires active VB12 found only in meat. This is a money scamming cult.

The Real World  |  December, 22, 2012 at 04:58 PM

Terry Ward Def: Insanity: Posting the same heckling "comments" over and over again because no normal person at HSUS is willing to do it anymore.


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