Letter to Parelli’s Regarding HSUS
I encourage you all to write your own letters, to encourage Pat and Linda Parelli to abandon their partnership with HSUS. Feel free to use this letter as a reference.
June 4, 2009
Dear Pat and Linda Parelli,
The work that you do should be commended. Teaching people how to effectively communicate with their horses and be able to listen is extremely important. I’m a 5th generation rancher and started riding when I was 3. My grandfather started teaching me how to start horses with many of the natural techniques that you teach at the age of 6. It was because of our shared philosophy that my wife and I became “Parelli students” 1999, attending a clinic 15 hours south of us, in San Diego, with Neil Pye. Since then, my wife and I have attended courses and clinics in Pagosa, Portland and Cottonwood as well Savvy Conferences and tour events in Pagosa, Eugene, Reno, Sacramento, and San Francisco. It has also been our pleasure to have hosted Parelli clinics at our ranch for the past 6 years. Once again, the positive influence you have had with horse owners is exemplary.
However, knowing that you are also supporters of ranching and the families that are involved in raising the livestock and crops that feed our great country and the world, it is very disheartening to learn that you are “teaming up” with the HSUS.
HSUS is an extreme animal rights group operating under a guise of credibility, making them a far more formidable foe than PETA or any other animal rights group. They achieved their biggest victory yet with the passage of Prop 2 in California, which has jeopardized the livelihood of farmers across California. HSUS is following this success by promoting similar ballot measures in other states, including Ohio, Indiana, Illinois Massachusetts and South Dakota. Their inevitable goal is to eliminate animal agriculture by outlawing commonly used agricultural practices that have been designed to keep livestock safe and healthy. Further legislative victories by HSUS will result in a significantly more expensive and less safe food supply for American consumers.
Not only is HSUS trying to ruin agriculture, it is also misleading the public into donating money to them at the expense of the good people who run our nation’s animal shelters. HSUS is in no way affiliated with local animal shelters, including those called “Humane Societies.” Thousands of people have donated money to HSUS believing they help stray animals find homes, but they do no such thing. They also create “partnerships” with reputable organizations to expand their fundraising efforts and further cloak their true intentions.
Here are two direct quotes:
“We have no problems with the extinction of domestic animals. They are creations of human selective breeding.”
-Wayne Pacelle, HSUS President & CEO
“My goal is the abolition of all animal agriculture.”
-J.P. Goodwin, HSUS Grassroots Coordinator
Pat, Linda, please reassess your affiliation with the HSUS. It will only damage your good reputation and cause people to question your wonderful program. You do not need this affiliation, or the negative publicity which it will bring among the agricultural community.
Please abandon your relationship with the HSUS, continue your invaluable work and support American ranchers.
If you would like to discuss this further, please feel to contact me at email@example.com.
Jeffrey N. Fowle
RESPONSE ON JUNE 6, 2009
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