A BRAVE farmer has appeared on a major US podcast to lift the lid on Peta lies.
Iowa farmer Michelle Miller agreed to appear on the hit show the “Dogma Debate” despite fears for her safety.
She said after listening to an earlier episode of the show featuring Peta she wanted to put the record straight.
Michelle said she was furious about how Peta misrepresented farming and agreed to to go on the show hosted by David Smalley.
She said: “It’s no secret that Peta are a radical animal-rights extremist group and no friend to farmers.
“Upon listening to the earlier episode where he had a guy from Peta on his show I took five pages worth of notes and left shaking my head at how wrong this guy was.
“Peta in no way tells the truth of animal agriculture. They have an agenda — to get people to stop eating meat and stop using animals for anything, period.
“In my opinion, there’s nothing wrong with someone who chooses that lifestyle, but don’t spread lies and fear for fundraising in the process.
“I agreed to go on the show, but it wasn’t an easy decision. “Animal-rights extremist groups have been known to give death threats to farmers. I’ve had awful experiences with these extremists, as have many other people in my situation.
“But, I thought, if I don’t tell the story of animal agriculture on this popular Los Angeles-based podcast, who will?”
The show was podcast from Michelle’s beef and lamb farm as well as other local farms.
Michelle said it wasn’t easy to get farmers to open their barn doors because Peta is feared.
But the podcast explained the good conditions animals were being kept in and many farmers felt they had been well represented following the earlier show featuring Peta which had caused anger.
Michelle added: “It’s easy to raise sensationalism on a topic that a vast majority of people are far removed from, but what they say about animal agriculture couldn’t be further from the truth.
They don’t take care of these animals for a living — farmers do. And we know what’s best.
“Big doesn’t mean bad when it comes to farming. Farms have advanced; they’re bigger than they used to be, sure. “But that doesn’t mean the farmer’s values have changed.”