The Washington, D.C., publication Politico is an inside-the-Beltway newspaper for those plugged into the goings-on in Capitol Hill. Yesterday, the Humane Society of the U.S. took out a full-page ad attacking its latest animal-agriculture target: Pork farmers.
Why Politico? HSUS is pushing a bill in Congress to slap expensive regulations on egg farms across America, designed to increase the cost of eggs for consumers and decrease demand. The bill has essentially gone nowhere, thanks in part to the work of the pork industry. So HSUS is feeling a bit miffed, to say the least.
Today, we’re replying with our own Politico ad. (Click on the image to see a PDF.) HSUS claims in its ad that pork farmers are “the last guys who should be giving orders on animal care.” That’s funny—given HSUS’s lack of support for our nation’s pet shelters and the dearth of veterinarians in its leadership, we could say the same thing about HSUS.
And for those of you who don’t live in near our nation’s capital—with all the traffic around here, some days we wish we didn’t—don’t worry about our recent D.C. focus. HumaneWatch will be coming to a TV or newspaper near you very soon. We promise.