Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) wants to legalize dogfighting

Not a lot in politics makes me genuinely, gut-wrenchingly angry. But Steve King managed to do so when he said he wants to legalize dogfighting and gave this reasoning:

KING: When the legislation that passed in the farm bill that says that it’s a federal crime to watch animals fight or to induce someone else to watch an animal fight but it’s not a federal crime to induce somebody to watch people fighting, there’s something wrong with the priorities of people that think like that.

No Mr King. There is something wrong with your priorities and your capacity to utilize logic, you heartless asshole. Dogs and other animals are coerced into fighting. Humans aren't allowed to be forced into fighting for the entertainment of other people. That someone in congress can't understand that is worrisome. That Mr King doesn't care about the welfare of innocent animals is disgusting.

A lot of people in this country love animals and get as emotional as I do about the thought of them being hurt. But even with that being the case there isn't enough being done to protect animals. In TN, because of the work of Steve Cohen, you can pursue legal remedy if someone harms your pet. As far as I know, TN is the only state in which you can do this. This needs to be done in every state. And people like Steve King need to be voted out of office by people who have a bit of moral decency.

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