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Posted on 03/04/2009

Soybean leader ready to take on HSUS

Monday, March 2, 2009, 4:28 PM

by Ken Anderson

Debbie Borg says it’s time to fight fire with fire in dealing with the Humane Society of the United States and other animal rights groups.

Borg is the president of the Nebraska Soybean Association. She has been asked by American Soybean Association leaders to coordinate the group’s efforts to battle the growing animal rights movement. Borg says it’s time to expose HSUS for what it really is.

“Their goal, and all their documents tell us, that they are out to eliminate animal agriculture,” says Borg. “That means that they want us to be a vegan society—no leather shoes, no leather boots and, obviously, no steaks on the table.”

Borg believes a high percentage of those who contribute to HSUS have no idea their dollars are being used to attack animal agriculture.

“And I think when people start understanding what they’re about, the funding we hope will slow down,” says Borg, “because we’ve also done surveying that when people understand what they’re about, they’re not going to support them because they’ve been lied to.”

Borg says it’s crucial that the ag and commodity groups come together in the battle against HSUS.