Carrie Underwood shows hypocrisy
By Trent Loos
Every once in a while some topic comes along that lights up the social media universe, and last week just such a topic hit cyberspace. Carrie Underwood, the vegan, animal rights zealot displayed her true ignorance to the public as she was once again used as a puppet by the Humane Society of the United States.
Only this time she was called on the carpet and has yet to really respond.
First, let me take you back to Feb 17, 2008, when an undercover video was released by HSUS documenting heinous treatment of some dairy cattle being unloaded at Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company in Chino, Calif. The sad thing is that they captured the footage about six months earlier but decided to hold on to it and release it when it most strategic for their fundraising.
Now anybody who truly cares about “animal welfare” would not sit on such information for even six hours much less six months if their goal was really to protect animals. So to that point, it is about to get much goofier.
Tennessee State Rep. Andy Holt has sponsored a bill that would truly provide protection to animals. So you know how wordy and long most pieces of legislation are, but please permit me to include the entire bill here:
“SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 39-14-202, is amended by adding the following language as a new, appropriately designated subsection:
( ) Any person who records by photograph or video a violation of subsection (a)
as committed against livestock shall, within twenty-four (24) hours of the photograph’s or recording’s creation:
(1) Report such violation to law enforcement authorities; and
(2) Submit any unedited photographs or video recordings to law enforcement authorities.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013, the public welfare requiring it.”
Yes, that is the entire thing. A one-page document that gives animals real protection, yet Carrie Underwood felt compelled to make a post on her Twitter account encouraging her followers to please contact Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and ask him not to sign this bill that has now passed both the Senate and the House.
I am confident she has not read the entire bill herself yet is simply responding to HSUS President Wayne Pacelle, who went on the “Ellen” show himself asking her viewers nationwide to send Haslam a note not to sign the animal protection bill.
For the record, Holt extended an invitation to Underwood to a sit-down meeting to explain the intent and purpose of this law. She has not accepted but has only dodged the invitation at this point. It would be my guess that she is too busy recording her next song about abusing another human like so many of her recent songs seem to be. Let’s see, we take a ball bat to someone’s headlights, leave an abusive man in a house during a tornado, kill a cheating husband, and the list goes on when you look at Underwood’s popular hits. She can sing about that kind of treatment for humans, yet she claims to be a champion for animal rights!
Today, I take my hat off to Rep. Andy Holt for displaying the intestinal fortitude to make a real difference for the American farmers and consumers who really care about a domestic supply of food.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org