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‘Ohio animal owners, unite’

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Editor: “Ohio animal owners, unite” As November grows closer, all animal owners need to work as one since the deal between Gov. Ted Strickland, the Ohio Farm Bureau, and the HSUS. We have not received the support of the Ohio Farm Bureau. They say they have our backs, I say watch what they do to […]

‘Say it ain’t so’

Monday, September 13, 2010

Editor: “Say it ain’t so, Joe.” It is a classic line from baseball lore. A young fan first posed the indirect, leading question to Shoeless Joe Jackson of the Chicago White Sox. In 1920, the boy waited outside a courtroom. A grand jury was investigating charges against Shoeless Joe and seven teammates, who became known […]

Letter writer cites false HSUS information

Friday, September 10, 2010

HSUS: Previous letter writer recklessly ignored facts that don’t agree with his perspective, and cited a false document that has been retracted.

Reader: HSUS shouldn’t hold ag community hostage

Friday, September 3, 2010

Editor: This letter is in response to the Humane Society of the United States. People are killed each day on a bicycle. We do not ban them. People are killed each day on a motorcycle, and we do not ban them. Ohio remains one of the many states that does not share the views of […]

Letter writer twisted OFBF statement

Thursday, September 2, 2010

OFBF has committed to protecting dog breeders’ rights to utilize responsible animal husbandry and business practices in areas such as genetics, nutrition, housing and marketing, including the auction system.

Animal industry considered “acceptable collateral damage”

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Editor: As an animal owner I was completely stunned on June 30 with the announcement of the “agreement” between Gov. Strickland, OFBF/Commodity Leaders and HSUS. In the weeks since, I have researched all three groups and the “agreement.” However, representatives of both the OFBF and the governor’s office give very different answers to the very […]

Little distinction between animal and human to abusers

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Editor: I read comments recently by local resident and preservationist Stevie Halverstadt. She spoke of the importance of upholding the laws and described a society without them as “lawless.” I use this same example when speaking of laws surrounding the cruelty and neglect of animals. People often say to me “you must really love animals.” […]

Beef conference was positive

Monday, August 23, 2010

Editor: There seems to be a great deal of commentary about what took place during the Cattle Industry Summer Conference and about what National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) may or may not be doing to, or for, the beef industry. I do not know from where this information is coming, […]

Reader: Politicians are parasites

Monday, August 23, 2010

Editor: Election time is just over the horizon, and the political candidates are busy promising us everything under the sun. Promises they could keep, but probably won’t, promises impossible to keep. They tell us they just want to serve, but if that be true, why don’t we have a four-lane highway in Morgan County? Morgan […]

Reader: Dividend tax is unjust

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Editor: A friend asked me recently, “Did you know that there are more pages in the U.S. Tax Code than there are pages in all the publications in the Library of Congress?” I was not surprised, just outraged, like we all should be. I won’t preach to the guardians of our unholy federal tax system […]

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