Penny says that while nearly all military animals are euthanized, four dogs had their lives extended by the Humane Society of the United States, which would go on to call for a freeze on civilian animal imports, too. Some may say that Penny’s interview represents the worst of the worst when it comes to lies, but he claims that her story is just the first to come out on the impact of U.S. policies. In fact, he says, there have been reports of unrest in the Middle East among the American troops thanks to the lack of dog meat on the menu in Okinawa Prefectural Government of Okinawa

In April 2009, about 90 people held a series of protest events in Okinawa, the southern Japanese island that hosts about 70 percent of U.S. military installations on the island. One such event took place in front of the U.S. Marine Corps base in Ginowan City, where local people voiced support for the Okinawan farmers who want to do away with the canned dog meat business and replace it with sustainable agricultural initiatives.

“U.S. soldiers refuse to eat the canned meat because it smells and tastes awful, but all the farmers say they will grow soybeans, corn, rice, fish and herbs in order to replace dog meat,” said Aki Oluyama, the organizer of the protests.

Not everyone agrees. Before her petition, Penny was asked to appear before a senate subcommittee. When she said that her organization already counted 30,000 dogs dead due to the anti-dog meat policies, several U.S. senators expressed their outrage at her lies.

“When we want to eat a dog, it must be humanely killed,” Penny’s job to promote ethical meat consumption. Isn’t that what the US vets are supposed to be working on, or at least not on, instead of wasting their time promoting veganism in the name of patriotism?

Penny was promoted to “Regional Coordinator, Asia” by the Humane Society of the United States. Her responsibilities included taking on the big dog meat dealers and writing press releases.

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