Activists Resort to Scare Tactics to Further Their Vegan Agenda, Exaggerating Environmental ImpactThu, 24 Aug 2017 11:26:40 CDT
There seems to be very little that animal rights activists won’t do in order to achieve their ultimate goal of eliminating animal agriculture. Through a variety of underhanded tactics, these groups relentlessly fight to damage the image of farmers and modern animal husbandry practices. Adding one more item to the list of things not deemed beneath them and their toolbox - scare tactics. Hannah Thompson Weeman of the Animal Agriculture Alliance spoke with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays recently, about activists and one of their latest false claims to consumers, which is that animal agriculture is bad for the environment.
“Sustainability is a big topic of conversation right now,” Hanna said. “They know people care about the environment and people want to make sure there’s a world here for their kids and grandkids. So, they’re trying to prey off that fear and imply that animal agriculture is an issue, so people will stop eating meat.”
This tactic has been used before, but Hannah says it has popped up again as a preferred strategy, discussed at a recent animal rights conference. According to the facts provided by the Environmental Protection Agency, animal agriculture contributes less than 10% of the total greenhouse gas emissions of all industry segments. Hannah accuses these groups of blatantly exaggerating the environmental impacts of animal agriculture.
“Beef activist groups know that just telling people ‘go vegan,’ is not going to be successful,” she said. “They need to find other avenues to attack the industry and unfortunately - they have. This idea that animal agriculture is causing all the environmental issues we might have, is just not true.”
Listen to Hannah and Hays discuss the scare tactics employed by animal rights activists to advance their agenda, on today’s Beef Buzz.
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