Politicians For Animals

Are there really any out there? Well, the only ones that come to mind are Clifton Roberts and Robert Mason of The Humane Party https://humaneparty.org/about/ but we also do have a few mainstream politicians out there like Senator Cory Booker who is a vegan https://corybooker.com/  and Congressman Dennis Kucinich https://www.thenation.com/article/dennis-kucinich-is-back-in-the-running/  I don’t know that he will run in 2020 but I hope he does. I know there are others out there, but it seems that their voices are drowned out by animal haters such as Senator Inhofe,  Amy Klobuchar, Ryan Zinke, Sonny Purdue,  and just about every other Governor that sponsors events in their state like this; https://e360.yale.edu/features/coyote-carnage-the-gruesome-truth-about-wildlife-killing-contests . Time to vote these assholes OUT and put in more like Roberts, Mason, Booker, and Kucinich.


Locally, here in my community we have Senator Scott Wilk and Assemblyman Tom Lackey both of whom claim to care about animals and have indeed written legislation pertaining to animal cruelty. However their laws fail to address root cause. I attended a community event last month and my question concerned the staggering numbers of abandoned, homeless animals. I noticed that L.A County issued a large number of breeders permits at around $250 for each initial permit. The same amount charged to humane and rescue groups. I suggested not only that we hold off on issuing breeders permits until the shelters and fosters have a chance to reduce their numbers by at least 50% but that humane orgs and rescues should NOT be charged a fee for operation permits. It is enough that most if not all rescue orgs have to absorb all the costs of spay, neuter, vet bills, feed, and transportation to and from adoption events. Neither Wilk nor Lackey agreed with me. I felt kind of betrayed. Here is the link for that event but I have to say it is hard to hear the questions; https://www.facebook.com/AssemblymanLackey/videos/404865057032240/


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