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Pork Producer And HSUS Member Says They Will Appeal Court Decision

Pork Producer And HSUS Member Says They Will Appeal Court Decision

 

This week’s decision by a District Court Judge to throw out a lawsuit brought by the Humane Society of the United States will be appealed.  HSUS sued Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack and USDA for approving the sale of the Pork the White Meat trademark from the National Pork Producers Council to the National Pork Board.  HSUS Ag director and Missouri pork producer Joe Maxwell says the sale and payments from NPPC to NPB are still unlawful because check off dollars aren’t to be used to influence legislation.

In the original decision the Judge ruled HSUS does not have standing and that no one suffered any injury from the Ag Secretary’s approval decision. Maxwell says his group’s lawsuit is further evidence the pork check off isn’t working or helping producers.

Maxwell says the pork check off has also led to the demise of the pork industry as there are now 90 percent fewer pork producers in business than there were in the past.

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