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“Leading opponent of animal welfare” in Congress

By Gary Bogue
Wednesday, October 18th, 2006 at 9:26 am in Animal welfare, Pombo.

I normally don’t let myself get dragged into political debates, but with voting day coming up in a couple of weeks, there is one U.S. Representative who really scares the heck out of me.

According to the Humane Society Legislative Fund, Richard Pombo is the "leading opponent of animal welfare" in Congress.

The Fund reports that Pombo has consistently voted to protect dogfighters and cockfighters, to advocate the slaughter of horses (the meat is exported to Europe for restaurants), to allow trophy hunters to kill wildlife on public lands, and is the only member of Congress who has advocated for the resumption of commercial whaling by Japan and Norway.

"Representative Pombo couldn’t have a more terrible record on animal protection issues," said Sara Amundson, executive director of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. " … Voters in the 11th District who care about animal welfare should support Jerry McNerney."

I agree.

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