Morgan and Theresa Lucas, son and granddaughter of Forrest Lucas, represent the Protect the Harvest movement at the Indiana Agribusiness Conference and Expo. Their last name may sound familiar to Colts fans. That’s because Forrest Lucas is the owner of Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Morgan and Theresa Lucas, son and granddaughter of Forrest Lucas, represent the Protect the Harvest movement at the Indiana Agribusiness Conference and Expo. Their last name may sound familiar to Colts fans. That’s because Forrest Lucas is the owner of Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS — Protect the Harvest is a movement that aims to educate legislators, farmers and mainstream citizens about the claims presented by extreme animal welfare activist groups.

Group representatives had a booth at the Indiana Agribusiness Conference, where they spread the word about the movement and its goal to protect rural lifestyles and small-town values.

“Our father started our company by building quality products,” said Morgan Lucas, Protect the Harvest spokesman. “Through that, he made the opportunity for himself to be able to work on his next legacy, which is to Protect the Harvest.”

The group is trying to preserve and protect rights for the agriculture industry, for pet owners and for society in general, he said.

“People don’t know what’s really going on because these groups are extremely good at marketing,” Lucas said about extreme animal activist groups.

“My father has taken it upon himself to build an army to try to fight this. We’re trying to find ways to make people aware of the big picture of what’s going on.”

Forrest Lucas, owner of Lucas Oil and Lucas Oil Stadium, was born in Indiana and was raised in the country.

“My father grew up on farms. He helped raise cattle — this is something that is near and dear to his heart,” Lucas said.

Protect the Harvest was developed to combat animal rights extremism.

Lucas encouraged those who have an opinion to email or call their congressional representatives to tell them opinions on animal rights activist groups.

Protect the Harvest asks supporters to share information with friends, family and neighbors. To stay up to date on organization, like www.facebook.com/ProtectTheHarvest or visit www.Protecttheharvest.com.

“We’re trying to get the community together and raise awareness,” Lucas said. “We’re a movement that’s not funded by bringing in money or any capital. We want to work together to preserve our rights.”