Thursday, June 4, 2009

Letter to Parelli's Regarding HSUS

I encourage you all to write your own letters, to encourage Pat and Linda Parelli to abandon their partnership with HSUS. Feel free to use this letter as a reference.

June 4, 2009

Dear Pat and Linda Parelli,

The work that you do should be commended. Teaching people how to effectively communicate with their horses and be able to listen is extremely important. I’m a 5th generation rancher and started riding when I was 3. My grandfather started teaching me how to start horses with many of the natural techniques that you teach at the age of 6. It was because of our shared philosophy that my wife and I became “Parelli students” 1999, attending a clinic 15 hours south of us, in San Diego, with Neil Pye. Since then, my wife and I have attended courses and clinics in Pagosa, Portland and Cottonwood as well Savvy Conferences and tour events in Pagosa, Eugene, Reno, Sacramento, and San Francisco. It has also been our pleasure to have hosted Parelli clinics at our ranch for the past 6 years. Once again, the positive influence you have had with horse owners is exemplary.

However, knowing that you are also supporters of ranching and the families that are involved in raising the livestock and crops that feed our great country and the world, it is very disheartening to learn that you are “teaming up” with the HSUS.

HSUS is an extreme animal rights group operating under a guise of credibility, making them a far more formidable foe than PETA or any other animal rights group. They achieved their biggest victory yet with the passage of Prop 2 in California, which has jeopardized the livelihood of farmers across California. HSUS is following this success by promoting similar ballot measures in other states, including Ohio, Indiana, Illinois Massachusetts and South Dakota. Their inevitable goal is to eliminate animal agriculture by outlawing commonly used agricultural practices that have been designed to keep livestock safe and healthy. Further legislative victories by HSUS will result in a significantly more expensive and less safe food supply for American consumers.

Not only is HSUS trying to ruin agriculture, it is also misleading the public into donating money to them at the expense of the good people who run our nation's animal shelters. HSUS is in no way affiliated with local animal shelters, including those called "Humane Societies." Thousands of people have donated money to HSUS believing they help stray animals find homes, but they do no such thing. They also create “partnerships” with reputable organizations to expand their fundraising efforts and further cloak their true intentions.

Here are two direct quotes:

"We have no problems with the extinction of domestic animals. They are creations of human selective breeding."
-Wayne Pacelle, HSUS President & CEO

"My goal is the abolition of all animal agriculture."
-J.P. Goodwin, HSUS Grassroots Coordinator

Pat, Linda, please reassess your affiliation with the HSUS. It will only damage your good reputation and cause people to question your wonderful program. You do not need this affiliation, or the negative publicity which it will bring among the agricultural community.

Please abandon your relationship with the HSUS, continue your invaluable work and support American ranchers.

If you would like to discuss this further, please feel to contact me at


Jeffrey N. Fowle
Family Rancher


Hello Jeffrey

Thank you for contacting us
I have forwarded this email to the appropriate person to get this to
Linda and Pat. Thank you for the information



  1. Very interesting, what does HSUS stand for?

  2. HSUS = Humane Society of the US. It is an animal rights organization. Animal Welfare is good. Animal rights is whacko bad. Animal welfare is what farmers and ranchers do when they feed and care well for their animals. Animal rights believe that animals have the same rights as humans. They are the ones releasing mink, torching labs and trying to pass laws to take away the rights of animal owners to own and care for animals. HSUS = lies & bad animal rights group. Cull 'em. Oppose them at every opportunity. They want to have their own "swat team" to raid farms & dog breeders.


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Jeff Fowle is a fourth generation family farmer and rancher from Etna, California. He and his wife Erin and son Kyle raise registered Angus cattle, Percheron draft horses, warmbloods, alfalfa and alfalfa-grass hay. They also start and train horses for riding, jumping, and driving. Their family run ranch has incorporated many environmentally beneficial and water efficient technologies and management strategies. Jeff attended college at Colorado State University for two years and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for four and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. Following college, he worked in Washington State for a year as a herdsman for BB Cattle Company and then returned to Etna, California in 1995 to own and operate KK Bar Ranch and Siskiyou Percherons. The latter was started by his grandfather, Clarence Dudley, who devoted much of his time to the Percheron Horse Association of America, specifically to developing their youth education program.