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Rice and beans anyone

I will always be the first to admit when I have said something wrong so here it is. Last week I wrote about the Humane Society of the United States and called them an animal rights organization. They are not. They are simply human haters. I realize those are strong words but I have a series of strong evidence here to back that up.

Let me introduce you to Jan Hartke, founder and director of the HSUS "global environmental arm," which is a subsidiary Earth Voice International. Hartke has somehow morphed into a climate change expert. It is easy to find him listed as an expert on climate change and he is quickly being placed on executive boards such as "Roots of Peace," where his bio reads like this:

"Mr. Hartke has recently added to his responsibilities by directing the international anti-factory farms campaign. He has received numerous awards for his international work, including awards from the United Nations Environment Programme.

As vice-chairperson of the Clinton Climate Initiative, Hartke is advising city mayors on the issue and co-chaired the 2009 Environmental and Clean Energy Inaugural Ball to welcome in the Obama administration. In addition, he currently serves on President Obama's Enterprise for the America's Board of Directors, which administers the Tropical Forest Conservation Act. He serves on the Board of Directors for the National Council for Science and Environment, which seeks to improve the scientific basis for environmental decision- making. I find that one a little ironic!

Hartke was recently elected President of the Earth Council Alliance. ECA was formed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro by Maurice Strong, the first Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program."

Maurice Strong was a recent board member of HSUS.

The Earth Charter Initiative sprang from another document introduced at the 1992 Earth Summit. "An Earth Charter USA Network advances the Charter in cooperation with the Secretariat, which is based at The Center for Respect of Life and Environment, an affiliate of The Humane Society of the U.S., in Washington, D.C.," and "All contributions will go towards supporting the Earth Charter Initiative at the University of Peace in Costa Rica."

HSUS and its affiliates issued grants totaling over $450,000 between 1998 and 2004 to its Center and the University for Peace. Bringing us full circle again, Maurice Strong served as the University for Peace's "President and Rector" as early as 1999.

By now I think you can see very clearly that the relationship between HSUS and the UN makes perfect sense, particularly if you think back to what has been coming from the United Nations as it relates to their blatant lies about the consumption of milk, meat and eggs.

Perhaps you remember the following statement from the United Nations in Nov. 2006:

"Which causes more greenhouse gas emissions, rearing cattle or driving cars?

Surprise!

According to a new report published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the livestock sector generates more greenhouse gas emissions as measured in CO2 equivalent --18 percent--than transport. It is also a major source of land and water degradation."

That statement got a tremendous amount of traction until Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D., from the University of California, Davis said, "These statements are not accurate, yet their wide distribution through news media have put us on the wrong path toward solutions."

He looked the model created by the United Nations and clearly demonstrated that their researchers presented false information. Within hours of Mitloehner's announcement, Pierre Gerber, a policy officer with the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization and one of the primary investigators, told the BBC that he accepted Mitloehner's criticism.

"I must say honestly that he has a point--we factored in everything for meat emissions, and we didn't do the same thing with transport."

So I clearly see now that we not only have a plethora of individuals stacked all throughout the Obama administration with ties to HSUS but it goes much farther than that. The UN's environmental initiatives, led by Maurice Strong and Jan Hartke, are guiding the ship for HSUS and have been attempting to move people away from the consumption of milk, meat and eggs.

Incidentally, Strong resigned from the UN and moved to China while under scrutiny for a suspicious $1 million payment that appeared to be tied to UN's corrupt "oil for food" program.

Strong now serves as chairman of the China Carbon Corporation and vice-chairman of the Chicago Climate Exchange. He states that his colleague, the president of China Carbon Corporation, "pioneered the development of emissions trading by the United Nations."

So back to my original statement that HSUS is a bunch of "human haters." Think of it this way: If you always target food and energy production in the name of animal welfare or preserving endangered species or protecting the environment, who is it that will suffer if this group wins globally? Yes, it is mankind because HSUS is working to make it harder and more expensive than ever for human beings to be able to secure the essentials of life--food, fiber, fuel and pharmaceuticals.

Or perhaps HSUS is simply in cahoots with the Chinese government to finally cripple the United States at the core and return to their position as the world power! Rice and beans anyone?

Editor's note: Trent Loos is a sixth generation United States farmer, host of the daily radio show, Loos Tales, and founder of Faces of Agriculture, a non-profit organization putting the human element back into the production of food. Get more information at www.FacesOfAg.com, or email Trent at trent@loostales.com.



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