UPDATE: A total summary of the events that transpired of the past few days can be seen here.
I am nothing if not loyal. Once I find a brand I like, I will purchase that brand until I am no longer able. For example, I’ve been wearing Nike sneakers for 20 years, and nothing else. I will always be a Dr. Pepper enthusiast, never Mr. Pibb and I cannot bring myself to purchase any calf rope that isn’t made by Rattler. As you can see, I take loyalty very seriously.
So it saddens me to say that I will no longer be a loyal customer of The Original Muck Boot Company. Yesterday, The Original Muck Boot Company posted a photo describing a fundraiser for the Humane Society of the United States. Yes, that HSUS. Why is this appalling?
|Donating any amount of money to HSUS is funding a campaign against animal agriculture.|
Because H$U$ is the organization that strives to abolish animal agriculture and is a rather large opponent of hunting and fishing. I find it asinine that a company who markets to rural Americans – hunters, farmers, ranchers, fisherman, etc – would engage in relations with a
charity lobbyist organization who is out to abolish those very industries and hobbies.
So what can you do? Visit the Muck Boots Facebook page and tell them how you feel about their decision. I did, as have many other farmers, ranchers, hunters and advocates.
|Click to read my comment – countless other agriculture enthusiasts,
farmers and ranchers have chimed in as well.
You can vow to not purchase their products anymore. You could visit a store to return a pair and make sure the manager of that store knows why you’re returning the awesome boots. You could submit a comment to the parent company of Muck Boots, Honeywell. You could start purchasing boots from Bogs, a company that doesn’t donate to HSUS (thanks for the comment, Terryn).
What are your thoughts? Do you agree with a boycott of Muck Boots? Do you think an outcry from the agriculture community will open their eyes in a similar fashion to the #YellowFail events of 2010?
Shout out your comments!
Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~
The thoughts and opinions of this blog post strictly represent that of Brandi Buzzard Frobose and are NOT representative of any other entity or organization.