NOTE: This is a guest post by Kristeena Patsche
It was only a few weeks ago when I found myself in an uncomfortable position. I was volunteering on behalf of Minnesota pig farmers, allowing attendees at a Minneapolis event to ask questions about pig farming and what we do on the farm. In return, each question equaled one pound of ground pork donated to the local food shelf.
An innocent, simple way to have a conversation and donate some pork, right? Wrong.
It was during the middle of my shift when I, along with a few other pig farmer volunteers, found ourselves just feet away from an animal rights group, who sought us out and set up shop nearby.
Giving away animal abuse videos
The group was talking animal abuse by showing videos and giving away DVDs to those who stopped by. One gal came toward us to take a picture of our area. As she turned around, she yelled, “Why are you smiling? Animal abuse isn’t funny!”