It’s safe to say there is no love lost between the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). HSUS is the so-called animal rights organization devoted to ending modern animal agriculture. The NPPC is the voice of America’s hog farmers on policy and advocacy issues. Needless to say, they don’t see eye-to-eye on many things and HSUS has repeatedly attempted to stifle NPPC’s free speech rights through complaints with courts and regulatory agencies.
The Ag/FDABlog will be monitoring further developments related to the IG Complaint. Until then, the Vegas line on a Wayne Pacelle (CEO of HSUS)/Neil Dierks (CEO of NPPC) beer summit stands at 100,000:1.
A copy of HSUS’ complaint to the USDA Inspector General can be found here.