HSUS-Funded front group not a friend to Missouri agriculture

Thursday, June 19, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo -- Missouri Farmers Care released the following statement on the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)-funded Missouri's Food For America political action committee attacking Amendment 1, the Missouri Farming Rights Amendment:

HSUS is trying to put a farmer face on an anti-farmer message by paying Joe Maxwell and recruiting his allies to attack Amendment 1. Amendment 1 is supported by the tens of thousands of family farmers that make up Missouri Farmers Care's member organizations, by more than 1,000 family farmers that have endorsed the amendment on Missouri Farmers Care's website and more than 1,000 family farmers that have contributed their own hard-earned funds to Missouri Farmers Care to fight for passage of the amendment. Amendment 1 is supported by family farmers and the associations that are led by family farmers because it protects all of Missouri agriculture.

HSUS is once again at work in Missouri using a campaign based on scare tactics and misinformation. We believe the vast majority of Missourians will support Amendment 1 as it protects the ability of both farmers and consumers to have the maximum number of choices in how food is produced, and what kinds of food are available at supermarkets, farmer's markets and everywhere else food is sold and consumed.