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Advocacy Group Focused on Protecting Animals And Our Food Supply

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 10:43:15 CST

Advocacy Group Focused on Protecting Animals And Our Food Supply Protect The Harvest is an organization focused on preventing misinformation about animal agriculture while protecting our food supply, said Dale Ludwig, president of the Board of Directors for Protect The Harvest.

Ludwig was recently interviewed by Radio Oklahoma Agriculture Network Associate Farm Director and Editor KC Sheperd.

The organization is in its tenth year, Ludwig said, explaining that it was founded when HSUS and other animal welfare groups tried to enact legislation restricting animal breeding in Missouri.

What weíre trying to do is to inform, educate and protect farmers, ranchers, hunters, fisherman and people that need to eat while protecting our food supply and make sure there arenít organizations out there trying to make life difficult, Ludwig said.

Since its founding ten years ago, it was basically just a struggle with HSUS but today there are about 39 other groups beside HSUS out there spreading misinformation, he said.

These organizations donít have the best interests of animal agriculture in mind, he said.

They donít think animals should be used for anything, not even pets, Ludwig said.

Ludwig, who is also a Missouri farmer, said his group has a solid staff of social media professionals working continually to spot misinformation and correct it whenever possible.

No one cares more about animals than those who actually own and care for them, he said.

One of the things we want to do is reach out more to law enforcement, Ludwig said.

Extreme animal activists are targeting farms and animal agriculture facilities and want to make sure local law enforcement knows about these groups, he said.

Sometimes potential employees of the farms have a hidden agenda and it makes it imperative the employees are properly vetted before hiring, he said, noting it is difficult to catch them.

You can click on the listen bar below to hear more of KCís interview with Dale Ludwig.


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