Read this if you enjoy eating beef, pork, chicken, and eggs and drinking milk or if you want to support our local farmers, Issue 2 will protect our farmers from the United States Humane Society (please don't get this organization confused with our local Humane Society).
The United States Humane Society wants to eventually get rid of livestock on farms or in other words they don't want us to butcher animals for meat. The first step that they want to take is to make it so we cannot put animals in cages which would obviously result as disastrous to farmers who depend on their animals for income and need to keep them from running lose everywhere. If we want citizens to have jobs, why would we let such a thing happen that would hurt many farmers, especially in an area like Huron County where a lot of people are farmers.
Believe it or not, our country's economy does depend on our livestock. Without butchering animals, the price of food would go up in insane amounts and if the few lucky rich people who wanted meat would have to get it imported which is the last thing our poor economy needs. The more we import, the more money we give to other countries and the farther we go in debt.
I am not saying caring for animals is a bad thing, but there is a fine line we cannot cross. The United States Humane Society will try to convince you that farmers are cruel to their animals. I can assure you that they are definitely not. People have lived off animals for many years. Don't let people with extreme ideas stop us now. Once again please vote "Yes" on issue 2 to protect our farmers.