Ohioans - I hope we are more intelligent today. People like Dean Vickers have no vested interests in Ohio except to help make it a more humane and caring state. I thank him, HSUS, as well as Farm Sanctuary who has also written on this subject asking Ohioans to Vote NO on Issue 2. A yes vote will only benefit Big Ag and will do nothing to change the horrible conditions of our farm animals in the large, airless factory farms where they really don't have a life. They merely subsist for our gastronomical pleasures, though -thankfully many of us don't either eat
their flesh or their products. I wonder if Kelley is one of us?
As I finished my first draft, I took a break and looked at the incoming e-mails. What a delightful surprise. I had told my friends that I couldn't respond to Kelley's comment which had riled me because I kept getting an invalid login
message. I was using the same login as always. However, I think this was providential because my friend from Alabama who is a prolific writer and someone who is REALLY committed to animal concerns was able to log on.
Here is her excellent reply to Kelley:
Posted by Earthling3 on Sept. 25, 2009:
"Summerkelley - Obviously, you have bought into the scare tactics of the animal exploiters who you so foolishly support and praise, which denies millions of animals the simple right to live before they are brutally slaughtered. Before that - they merely exist in misery, torment, and force- fed chemical steroid growth hormones, consigned to factory farms, never to touch or feel the earth, nurture their young or know one moment of a natural life - all for the profit of all the animal exploitors you list in your comment. People like you who profess to be a proponent of animal rights and fair treatment are hopelessly useless in fighting for humane and compassionate treatment of animals. Furthermore, you must also be terribly ignorant of the true extent of suffering inflicted upon every creature
imprisoned in industrial animal production/transport/slaughter. "Family Farms" you say? You must be kidding. These are giant factories wherein animals are nothing more than commodities whose treatment and welfare are the last issue on the minds of profit-driven animal enterprises you defend."
Thank you so much Sandra. You are indeed a true voice for the voiceless. I also believe that the Ohioans who will say NO to Issue 2 in November belong to this same august group as well.
(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).