On Dec. 2, I heard something that made me sad and very concerned. Carrie Underwood gave a very large amount of money to the Humane Society of the United States.
This very powerful group has been outspoken about Livestock Producers and the products they provide. The goal of the Humane Society of the United States is to have everyone in America become a vegetarian.
This year, Livestock Producers worked very hard to share information with the general public about farming and food production. Issue 2 was passed by the voters in Ohio in support of rural life and its contributions to our food chain.
Country music is the listening choice for the majority of the farming community. We are loyal supporters of the country artists who write, sing and entertain us. Unfortunately, it has become apparent that we are not offered the same loyalty.
For Ms. Underwood to give financial support to the Humane Society of the United States feels like a slap in the face to those of us involved with livestock production.
Until now, I have enjoyed the music of Carrie Underwood, but now I will be changing the radio station when her songs are aired. I need to take a stand about farming and I can not support someone who appears to be working with the very group who wants to eliminate my way of life.
Newton Falls, Ohio