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