In a complaint filed with USDA’s Office of Inspector General – the Humane Society of the United States is asking for an investigation into the National Pork Board’s potential use of checkoff dollars to support the National Pork Producers Council’s lobbying efforts. This follows a lawsuit filed by the group in September claiming NPPC has been financing its lobbying efforts in part through the sale of the campaign slogan “the other white meat.” At that time – NPPC CEO said it appeared there was no legal merit to the claim. He called it another desperate attempt by the group to severely curtail animal agriculture and take away consumer food choices. NPPC maintains that the claim pork checkoff funds have been misused is patently and demonstrably false. The group says this latest attack won’t scare pig farmers into abandoning practices that protect the well-being of their animals.
Source: NAFB News Service