I just read this article here: http://www.consumerfreedom.com/news_detail.cfm/h/4047-is-hsus-going-buckeye-hunting
I am still disgusted by the passage of Issue #2 in Ohio. We are going to regret this, I promise you.
Here is my letter to their editor:
Dear Center for Consumer Freedom:
Reading the Issue #2 article. Everybody has this totally wrong. Issue #2 is what HSUS wanted. They only put up a token fight against it. In fact, I personally saw Pro Issue #2 signs right on the lawn in front of the Clark County HSUS headquarter building over near Springfield Ohio.
HSUS will end up with sympathizers or actual HSUS members on the new board because our governor will appoint them.
Your article said “Livestock farmers can expect a slow death by costly regulation”,
I agree, and that costly regulation will come from the board that is supposed to be farmer friendly.
We have one of the largest free range cattle ranches in Ohio, and this bill was shoved down our throats and people were blinded to the actual consequences that this bill will cause. We fought it, but couldn’t seem to get through to people.
This is how I see this bill,
–we changed our constitution so that our elected representatives can no longer vote on laws to regulate the represented.
–we put in a board of unknown people
–we put in a board of unelected people who can’t be voted out of office
–the new board can’t be appealed
–we don’t have a clue what rules they will make for us
–there never was a problem with “Safe Local Food”, I completely trust everything I purchase at the farmers market, it is the food that I get at Sams or Kroegers that could come from China and falsely relabeled by the USDA that I don’t trust.
Tell me the last food recall from a farmers market!
–I suspect that the board will be either controlled by the large packers and turkey farmers, or the HSUS, either way it will spell bad news for the little guy who can’t afford to comply with onerous rules.
This is a BAD bill and time will prove that to us. It will drive out the “Safe Local Food” in favor of the big packers, importers, GMO food etc..
Amendment #2 is nothing about “Freedom”