Kansas U.S. Senator Jerry Moran is voicing concern with USDA’s plan to conduct an animal welfare scientific forum.


Moran stated that, “The ironic thing about this forum is that there is little science involved. It is nothing more than – in my view – the Department of Agriculture spending taxpayer dollars on a forum to provide the Humane Society of the United States a public forum to espouse its anti-agricultural views.”



According to the report in Brownfield, “Moran cited a USDA memo issued last month that authorizes the department’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to conduct the forum. According to Moran, the memo indicates the Human Society of the United States (HSUS) is going to set the agenda for the event – with no mention of involving any agricultural organization or animal scientists in pre-planning activities.”



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Posted 11/9/2011