The Pennsylvania agriculture industry must be tickled that the PA director of HSUS, Sarah Speed, was named to incoming Gov. Wolf's agriculture advisory committee.The various conference speakers included many of the old guard from the animal rights industry: Gene Bauer and Bruce Friedrich (Farm Sanctuary); Carole Baskin (Big Cat Rescue); Sara Amundson (Humane Society Legislative Fund); Keith Dane (HSUS Equine Protection); Jonathan Lovvorn (HSUS VP Animal Protection and Litigation); Nancy Perry (Sr. VP Government Relations, ASPCA).
Nick Cooney and Nathan Runkle from Mercy for Animals (MFA) were also among the speakers. MFA is probably best known for their undercover videos of animal agriculture which Runkle calls the "lifeblood" of the organization. MFA considers itself part of a "social justice" movement where portraying production agriculture as harsh and cruel will move people toward a vegan diet.
Although not her first appearance, a newer face at TAFA was Lisa Fletcher, host of The Stream on Al Jazeera America and wife of Wayne Pacelle, who describes herself as a friend to all animals and vegan food maniac. You may remember reading recently that Fletcher provided a platform for longtime radical activist Paul Shapiro, HSUS VP on Farm Animal Protection, on a segment of her show covering new USDA regulations.
I sure hope that every poster on here who voted for Wolf reads, and comprehends, what that says.The Pennsylvania agriculture industry must be tickled that the PA director of HSUS, Sarah Speed, was named to incoming Gov. Wolf's agriculture advisory committee.