The agricultural community appears to be gaining voice in the anti-animal agriculture debate. According to a Brownfield Network report, Pilot Travel Centers has dropped all future donations to the Humane Society of the United States after getting feedback from U.S. farmers and ranchers.
Pilot Travel Centers has over 300 locations in more than 40 states, and was making donations to HSUS efforts. That is until "hundreds of farmers mobilized on Twitter to flood the brand’s Facebook page in protest," Brownfield reports. What unfolded on the company's Web site was a debate between supporters of HSUS and farmers on Pilot Travel’s Facebook page.
Pilot Travel issued a statement late last week stating that it fully supports the interests of the agricultural community and “will not support any organization that has an agenda that works against agricultural interests.”
This follows actions involving Yellow Tail wine an HSUS, upon which the U.S. ag community efforts and information convinced the makers of Yellow Tail wine to pull HSUS and contribute to a more animal-friendly group.