What lies ahead for Ohio’s animal owners? What future do we have in this great state? What do the next four years hold for Ohio’s beef, dairy, pork and poultry producers? These questions we cannot answer yet. Ohio’s animal industry lies in the hands of our newly elected governor, John Kasich.
We know that the next director of agriculture is not a happy camper with the animal rights organizations. So what now with the “agreement”? Will Gov.-elect Kasich keep the agreement with the vegan pushing outside special interest group HSUS? This animal owner hopes not, as do many other livestock owners and breeders.
What about the Farm Bureau? Seems they are still supporting it — all 10 stipulations — two of which are outside their state policy. I have written asking them to stand beside the rest of the animal owners in our state, to be more like Missouri’s Farm Bureau and stand against outsiders, but as of this writing, I have received no response.
So what’s next for that outsider group? Will they go for the ballot initiative and hire outside signature gatherers again that lie to Ohioans? Will the director of the Ohio branch claim that statements made against HSUS are “recklessly” attacking them? Probably so but hey, they started this whole thing, didn’t they? They opposed Issue 2 and like a spoiled child when they didn’t get their way, they went for the ballot. And what about Gov. Strickland, will he still ban the animals? Hmmmmm. Hard call on that one. Let’s hope he’s just packing.
Ask yourself, if there is such a problem with exotic animals in Ohio running loose, why would a retired police officer, retired paramedic, retired firefighter who’s been rounding up these alleged wild and dangerous animals for the past 36 years (wow, when did this guy ever sleep) not be showing up in the news other than to promote his movie? Let’s face the fact, the only thing dangerous and running wild in Ohio is the HSUS. And it’s time to catch them in a snare and export them.
Time to join the stand Ohio; join a group like the Ohio Association of Animal Owners (www.oaao.us) that works for all animal owners in this state. Show you support animal welfare, not animal rights. Let’s spay and neuter HSUS — let’s give them “one generation and out!”