On the Humane Society Legislative Fund blog Animals & Politics, there is a December 26, 2007 article titled, "The Presidential Files: Ron Paul and Michael Vick" by Michael Markarian, President of the HSLF. Until Jan received an email on the article today, we weren't even aware there is such a site, and many of you probably never heard of it either. But it sure is an interesting site if you're an animal (that would certainly include us) or a human who loves animals (that would be Jan).
We are anti-dogfighting! Anti-dogfights, cockfights, "hog-dog rodeos," or any other type of animal cruelty. So we immediately noticed this comment:
"He (Ron Paul) voted in March to keep the federal penalties weak for dogfighting and cockfighting, providing some great pocket protection for would-be Michael Vicks."
We weren't pleased about this either, "But they (animal advocates) may not know about his terrible record in Congress—driven by an attitude that the federal government (and perhaps local or state government, too) should not play a role in protecting animals from cruelty."
What, we would like to know, is wrong with protecting animals from cruelty?
You can read the entire article here.