I am very disturbed at your “poll” this week regarding whether or not Issue 2 will improve livestock treatment in Ohio. You could, at the very least, have a choice that indicates people think that livestock treatment is, and has been, overwhelmingly humane in Ohio.
Your choices indicate that all animals have been raised inhumanely on our farms, leading one to speculate that you are siding with these animal rights terrorists. Please consider all opinions, even when doing a simple poll.
Also, I would like you to consider questioning people who write in regarding abuse of our farm animals and have them state: 1.) Who is doing this; 2.) Where and when the abuse took place; 3.) What they — themselves had seen with their own eyes (no hearsay) and 4.) Why they thought that particular episode was abusive.
We farmers have a right to know who is accusing us of abuse, and have a right to defend our actions.
I am certain that the vast majority of abuse claims are completely unfounded by people who have never stepped foot on a farm and the public should be shown this fact.