Recent comments by: IddyB
Agribuzz with David Leyonhjelm
This is an interesting article. I am a farmer and can't help but agree with many of the sentiments expressed.
Rob Moore - I see your similar comments on many different articles blaming the NFF for not supporting your idea. Have you ever taken a step back and asked yourself why you aren't getting the support you think you should be getting?
I am in my 30's and involved in agriculture now and will be for the rest of my life. This is going to be the biggest leadership challenge of my generation and it is going to take some real courage and strong leadership to make it happen. Getting early buy-in and ownership from all stakeholders, SFO's, commodity groups and grass-roots has to be the first step. There will always be those opposed to any change, but we as a sector need to stop letting the "Negative Nellies" set the agenda for our future.
Over recent years the RSPCA has unfortunately aligned itself much too closely to animal RIGHTS organisations. I have always been a strong advocate for animal WELFARE and I thought this is what the RSPCA was all about. Unfortunately getting into bed with the likes of Animals Australia etc on a couple of issues has muddied the waters and has made me question my unwaivering support. By the messaging of Mr Coleman in a few articles recently, I think the RSPCA is starting to realise the damage that has been done. I hope they take a step back towards the middle sooner rather than later.