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This Means You

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Buckeye Farm News

They don't walk the barns every day. They don't balance the farm books. They don't feed the world. But they are going to tell you how to do it. And that's why you need to vote "Yes" on Issue 2.

The quotes below outline what others are saying. Read "Without Issue 2, emotionally-driven regulations loom over all farmers" to learn more.

What others are saying:

  • It is humanity’s shame that we exploit and abuse billions of animals simply for being “other” than us – cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, lambs and other animals unfortunate enough to be labeled by many in society as “food animals.”

~Nathan Runkle, founder of the Ohio-based Mercy For Animals

  • The aim of the Farm Bureau and its franken-food allies is to pre-empt Ohio initiatives by the Humane Society or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Forget that Ohio has despicably weak animal-cruelty laws.

~Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist

  • There is a tremendous potential for increasing the welfare of cows in the dairy industry.

~Humane Society of the United States

  • “America’s food industry is making a killing. And it’s making us sick.”

~Promo for the movie Food Inc.

  • “If every American were to cut back on animal consumption by only 50 percent, approximately five billion animals each year would be spared a lifetime of suffering.”

~Humane Society of the United States

  • “…the economic interests of the producer often conflict with—and generally take priority over—the animals' well-being.”     

~Humane Society of the United States

  • “The battle against tobacco is a perfect model of how an industry’s irresponsible behavior can be changed”

~Modern food and farming critic Eric Schlosser

  • “Animals raised for food… are fellow individuals, with the same spark of life that we have, the same desire to live and enjoy their time on Earth.

~Wayne Pacelle, CEO, Humane Society of the United States

  • “(Modern agriculture) has no soul.”

~New York Times columnist

  • “Ohio is a big agriculture state, so what happens there will set important precedent.”

~A post criticizing Issue 2 on the anti-meat Web site Vegan.com

Paid for by Ohioans for Livestock Care PAC, John C. Fisher, Treasurer, 280 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215.



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