"..., then they came for me."
If you have no interest in this situation, then by all means, stop reading. But be warned, animal rights advocates don't necessarily own animals themselves. Their attacks aren't always driven by love of animals, but rather love of power, of being able to tell someone else what to do. You don't have animals so you don't care? What if they start checking to see that you are practicing religion in the right way, wear your clothes by the right fashions, watch to make sure you don't stay out too late at night. They may check to see if your children go out on dates unescorted, walk to school by themselves, play unsupervised. Crazy? Won't happen? Think again. It's happening in other countries right now. In fact, it starting to happen here. Oh......they came for the carriage horses, they came for the small farmers' animals......unchecked, will they come for you?
The following is Jon Katz's most recent post on this matter. So if you're already reading his blog, you've already seen this.................
Joshua Rockwood owns a small family farm – West Wind Acres – with his wife Stefanie and two sons, in Glenville, N.Y. He sells meat and other products and is well-liked and respected by his customers and other farmers. Some weeks ago, the heating pads in his water tanks failed in the bitter cold and the water froze. The town police and animal control officers, responding to an anonymous complaint, raided his farm. Tonight, Joshua Rockwood is going to court.