Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pork Producers Help Flood Victims

Pork producers help flood victims

May 11, 2010 by Dave Russell
Filed under Events/Organizations, Human Interest, Livestock, News

Help during the recent flooding in Tennessee came in various forms, and for Tennessee pork producers, disaster relief came in the form of serving pork to those not only affected by the flood, but to those who were helping provide relief.

“The Tennessee Pork Producers reached out to us and said, ‘You know that trailer that we take to the Titans game to feed thousands of people during pork promotions? How about bringing it down and feeding thousands of people to provide some disaster relief help?” said Nicole Boettger, producer services director for the Pork Checkoff.

The National Pork Board worked with the Red Cross in coordinating the relief project.

This is a great story that proves the generosity of pork producers. Too often those involved in animal agriculture are labeled as animal abusers, meat is murder, and so on. I guarantee none of those flood victims in Tennessee complained about eating meat. They were happy to get it and appreciated those pork producers for their generosity. One of the big problems in America is the lack of anything. Americans have never been without; we have never been considered a "developing country." Because of this, many have lost site of the big picture. Because we have so much the only thing left is to complain. Complain about what we don't have but really don't need. Complain about what other people are doing or not doing. Complain about what we don't understand because we refuse learn. The point is, stop complaining and be happy with what is right in front of you because it could all vanish in a rain cloud. 

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