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In response to a concerned pet owner: November 16, 2009, H$U$ CEO, Wayne Pacelle, made the suggestion: "...every "responsible breeder" is a "puppy miller", every "family farmer" is a "factory farmer", and every “responsible hunter" is a "poacher"..." During an interview with agriculture representatives (2012), Pacelle said he rejects the idea that “the truth is in the middle” in the struggle between animal rights and animal agriculture. He went on to say, “I don’t think the truth was in the middle when our nation fought about child labor or slavery”. Any question about how Pacelle feels about "animal liberation"? H$U$ statement on companion animal breeding: "We support the enactment and enforcement of animal control ordinances designed to regulate, deter, and reduce companion animal breeding..."
***Can it be any plainer what the H$U$ leaders really want?***
H$U$'s BIG LIE strategy "[I]n the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously." — Adolf Hitler, Source: Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X