COLUMBIA — I take offense at many statements that Ms. Rose Nolen made in her article, "ROSE NOLEN: Respecting animals, nature important to previous Missouri farmers - Columbia Missourian."
First of all, Ms. Nolen, just because a person dresses in a suit or flies in a jet, does that make them any less of a good farmer or advocate for animals?
I understand that you care deeply about values that were established by people (farmers) you grew up around. I know a lot of good farmers who wear suits, fly commercially — just like you probably do — and who see the faces of their animals every day.
Prop. B is being brought to our state by the Humane Society of the United States. They are not who they say they are, and they have a lot of hidden agendas. They are NOT anything like your local Human Society and, in fact, many times burden your local Human Society with caring for dogs that they supposedly rescue, at the expense of your state.
I beg you, please check out thoroughly the people who are bringing this law to your state, ... and if you would like to meet farmers, then give me a call, and I'll get you an appointment to visit farms in Missouri or Illinois or many other states if you would like.
Pam Fretwell lives in Quincy, Ill.