Obama Gets B- on Animal Protection

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The Humane Society gives President Obama a B- on animal protection. Not that great, but I no longer think of Obama as a progressive anyway. Tags: Obama legislation humane society It's probably still better than w.

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Humane Society Endorses Obama

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I’m proud to announce today that the HSLF board of directors—which is comprised of both Democrats and Republicans—has voted unanimously to endorse Barack Obama for President. The Obama-Biden ticket is the better choice on animal protection, and we urge all voters who care about the humane treatment of animals, no matter what their party affiliation, to vote for them. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) Not a big surprise considering McCain's VP choice.

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Southern Senator Stops Confirmation Over Animal Protection

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Sunstein is a Harvard law professor who has written about animal protection issues. Tags: Obama animal rights farm animal welfare politics agribusiness Georgia readers should contact this Republican Senator and ask what's up. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) has put a hold on Cass Sunstein's confirmation as the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

Farm Sanctuary Wary about Tom Vilsack for USDA

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While the Humane Society was pretty happy with Vilsack as Obama's pick for the Department of Agriculture, the Farm Sanctuary is wary. Barack Obama has picked Tom Vilsack, former Governor of Iowa, to be the next Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). I’m glad that Obama didn’t select Charles Stenholm, a former Texas congressman with a long history of defending animal abuse, who had sought the position with support from the factory farming industry.

We Interrupt Regularly Scheduled.

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We interrupt regularly scheduled deconstructing, editorializing, commenting and ranting to bring you a letter from John Perkins : Dear Friends Speaking of Democracy, Honduras, and President Obama. There had been a collective sign of relief at Barack Obama’s election in the U.S., 4) These three men symbolize the insidious power of the corporatocracy, its bipartisan composition, and the fact that the Obama Administration has been sucked in.

Environmental Groups Call For End To USDA Wildlife Killing

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Environmental groups have called on Obama to get rid of the USDA's Dept. In 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency charged Wildlife Services for its illegal placement of a sodium cyanide M-44 (a highly lethal booby trap) on public land, which harmed a U.S. of Wildlife Services , which is involved in mainly predator control programs (coyotes are a big target). Ranchers oppose the move.

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