Beat your dog Tuesdays

Posted October 4, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Editor:

The Dept. of Agriculture now promotes Meatless Mondays.

Now that’s interesting, the government agency charged with promoting agriculture encourages people to not eat meat. (According to Sheep! Magazine, September Issue) Having the Ag Dept. encouraging folks not to eat meat makes as much sense as PETA announcing “Beat Your Dog Tuesdays.” Just like PETA would never do that you would think the USDA would never try to undermine animal farmers and ranchers.

Fortunately the USDA backed down after the uproar. It was noted that USDA’s Sarah Conant, long-time professional foe of animal farmers and appointed by the Obama Administration, was credited with the Meatless Monday initiative.

Steve Counts

Springfield