I have to ‘fess up; I got snookered, hoodwinked, and down-right tricked. My previous post about the Humane Society of the US (Don’t We Have More Important Things to Do) was, in short, wrong.
Thanks to Dan for pointing out my ironic reaction to that false report about Wayne Pacelle’s statements; the Animal Agriculture Alliance apparently either placed comments out of context or made them up completely. Dan’s right when he says “They’ve got plenty of reasons to be mocked, but the use of the silly “canine American” term ain’t one of ’em.” So true. So, sorry for the mis-info, I was wrong.
That said, my comments about animal activists still stand. Reading Mr. Pacelle’s Statement of Beliefs gave me pause. The euphemism-laden statement is a bleach-faded version of more radical activist propaganda. His profile in the Washington Post (linked by many vegan sites) shows a more radical side to Mr. Pacelle, including his agenda to “ban hunting, species by species, state by state, and the use of animals in research”. Check out some other (older) quotes from Mr. Pacelle. Google returns many interesting articles about Mr. Pacelle; I encourage you to check him out.
However, the statements I ranted about earlier were taken out of context and I bit. Hard. For that I apologize to Mr. Pacelle and anyone who I may have offended. But, if Mr. Pacelle continues on the road he has been on since his college days, I don’t think a similar statement is too far off and will be met with the same reaction as before. And for that I will not apologize.