12/20/2016 12:00:00 AM
Nebraska Cattlemen Support OIG Audit Report of U.S. MARC
Cattlemen Support OIG Audit Report of U.S. MARC
Neb. (December 20, 2016) - The Office of Inspector General
last week released its audit following an extensive and thorough
investigation of the animal handling procedures of the U.S. Meat Animal
Research Center in Clay Center. The audit results prove the high internal
standards of the dedicated and talented scientists and researchers at U.S.
MARC have been and continue to be upheld.
"The accusations have been
painful and unfairly played out in the media. Justly, the impartial OIG
audit report has proven the men and women at U.S. MARC have always cared
for the animals to the highest standards," said Nebraska Cattlemen
Executive Vice President Pete McClymont. "Animal rights activists have
proven once again their calculated actions were meant to damage animal agriculture
by maligning the reputation of the world's preeminent authority on
livestock and meat protein research."
U.S. MARC is driven to provide
food security and sustainability to producers and the growing world
population. Nebraska Cattlemen members genuinely appreciate and thank the
dedicated staff at U.S. MARC that have endured this unfortunate incident.
"One would hope the
prejudiced attacks by animal rights activists against U.S. MARC and meat
protein producers would now end but that would be a naïve belief. Producers
must remain vigilant to animal rights activists," stated McClymont.
The Nebraska Cattlemen
association serves as the representative for the state's beef cattle
industry and represents professional cattle breeders, ranchers and feeders,
as well as county and local cattlemen's associations. Its headquarters
are in Lincoln with satellite offices around the state to best serve