Once again animal owners have been sold out by Ohio leaders and the Farm Bureau. I was at the Senate hearings for SB310 — less than 30 proponents for it while hundreds of opponents attended. Our words fell on deaf ears as we told them why this bill was not fair, why this bill hurt the animal industry in Ohio. They sat there talking to each other laughing.
Troy Balderson wasn’t even in attendance most of the time. The day Balderson submitted his bill that will take away private property on hearsay, his aide told me there would be no ban. It would be great for animal owners — you have Troy’s word. Before I even got off the phone, the radio had Balderson on telling about the ban Kasich had him write. Not only did he have him write one, he had Troy’s sidekick Brian Hill write the very same thing.
Balderson and Hill do not support Ohio farms or animal owners. They would rather stand with HSUS as one along with Kasich. I have said so many times, why on God’s green Earth would you join the Ohio Farm Bureau? They sold out the pork, poultry, veal and every animal industry in Ohio and people still sent them money. Why?
Jack Fisher is on the wrong board, he needs to be on PETA’s board. Can anyone tell me when Ohio’s farmers are going to grow a backbone and stand up against the animal rights groups like Missouri? Show Ohioans for Humane Farms, ALF, ELF and Mercy for Animals where the state line is and keep them out. We have fought from June 2010 to keep our animals and will keep on fighting.
If Ohio farmers keep sitting on their butts they will be put under the bus like everyone else has. The farmers in Ohio need to wake up. Its not an exotic animal bill; it’s an animal rights bill. Any animal HSUS wants banned, they can get added — the Kasich/Balderson express gave them a voting seat. They already have water buffalo, what’s next? Jerseys?
Read the bill. All of the bill. I can call ODA and tell them the guy down the road has a snake in his house and this bill allows them to come and search his house without cause. A simple phone call and they can come in your home.
Your rights are being stripped away by the very people we elected to be our voice. Read the bill, all the bill, and then call and tell our state leaders you don’t support invasion of privacy, illegal search and seizure and you don’t support HSUS running our state.