“We have to stop them,” Forrest Lucas, founder of the Lucas Oil Co, said of the activists. He owns a 16,000-acre cattle breeding ranch in southwest Missouri.
Lucas said he invested more than $600,000 to start the agriculture advocacy group Protect the Harvest and plans on spending “much, much, much more” to help back political candidates and social media campaigns to thwart critics this election year.
The fight has gotten so intense that Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman recently told a crowd of cattlemen that he had a message for the Humane Society: “We’re going to kick your ass and send you out of the state.”
“We don’t take kindly to kindness in this state!”