Today, I would like to introduce all of you to a very inspirational young lady. Her name is Madison Dobbins, a 16-year-old ball of fire who is passionate about animal agriculture and standing up to the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS). Dobbins has spoken to groups across Indiana, and her message was recently shared via YouTube through the Indiana Farm Bureau.
This inspirational young woman also started her own Facebook group called "Farmers with Pitchforks," an interesting name for a pro-agriculture group, but once you have read about her cause, it all comes together.
Dobbins describes her online efforts: "On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Indepence signed, and on Oct. 19 , 1781, the British surrendered at Yorktown. Have you ever wondered how so few colonists defeated the world's most powerful empire? Determination? Ambition? Independence? Fear of defeat? Intelligence? Strategy? SOMETIMES THE FARMERS WITH PITCHFORKS DO WIN. HSUS has a yearly budget of $120 million and growing. Only 3.64% of that budget goes to help animals across the country . The HSUS does not own one animal shelter, the money they raise goes to lobbying politicians, and advertisements."
To follow Dobbins and her Facebook group, link here. Click below to watch her latest YouTube feature on standing up for what you believe in and being a champion for animal agriculture. Madison Dobbins is certainly a dynamic youth agriculture leader we can all be proud of! Thanks for all you do!
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