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Where’s the Beef?
“Sanctuary State” for animals

Many of us remember the popular Wendys’ commercial with the sweet elderly grandmas.

David Michelson of Portland has filed an attack on all animal farming in Oregon when he filed Oregon Initiative Petition 13(IP 13) for the 2022 election to end animal cruelty.

This is essentially a full out attack on one of Oregon’s top economic income producers.

Oregon’s 12,000 beef ranchers raise about 1.3 million head of cattle for your organic meat pleasure. But it doesn’t stop there.

It also applies to poultry, fishing, hunting, agricultural research or teaching that involves the use of animals, and control of vermin or pests.

The bill specifies that animals can only be eaten after dying of natural causes (at which point, aged/diseased meat is not good). IP 13 is proposed as the "Abuse, Neglect, and Assault Exemption Modification and Improvement Act", which removes all references to “good animal husbandry” from state statute and makes it illegal to kill or hurt an animal for any reason other than self-defense.

If Michelson has his way, all animal food sources would give way to lab-grown meat. This is a global trend pushing the U.N. Agenda 2030, and instep with extremist proposals to eliminate 90% of red meat by 2030. Oregon seems to once again be following Colorado down a rabbit hole -- Colorado’s ballot initiative would criminalize husbandry practices.

IP13 not only criminalizes raising food animals in the state, it reclassifies animal husbandry practices as “sexual assault.”, detailed in Section 6 of the initiative. The IP makes intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing animal physical injury as abuse in the second degree a Class B misdemeanor. First degree is when it intentionally causes serious injury or cruel death as a Class A misdemeanor.

Traditional farming and ranching would be shut down, making protein scarce. Allowing cattle to live to old age takes a lot of grain, which is already in short supply. Lack of natural proteins and grains will soon weaken the population and looking to government labs for food may likely further the agenda of total government reliance.

Recalling when Agenda 21 first became known, there was a push for animal rights giving them legal protections from humans. IP 13 is a rewrite of the same concept. If Oregon passes IP 13, Oregon would essentially be a sanctuary state for animals.

Any animal in the state would have their rights codified in law, giving them equal status with humans.

Michelson needs 112,000 people to sign his petition before summer 2022.


--Donna Bleiler

Post Date: 2021-04-30 19:37:11Last Update: 2021-04-30 20:09:35



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