18 Aug 2011

Two for the Critters

Two posts today over at Puppies at Burningbird.

The first has to do with the Debe Bell rabbit seizure. The Tea Party pundits had a field day with the "illegal" seizure and rants about property rights...until the Sheriff's office released photos taken of the Bell rabbits when they were seized. Unlike an O'Keefe video, these photos weren't "artistically edited", and demonstrate the horrid conditions under which these rabbits lived.

The second has to do with Attorney General Koster's new Anti-cruelty site, which is anything but anti-cruelty. I don't know what's happening in the administration of Jay Nixon. I don't know if Jon Hagler, Director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, and Koster have had a falling out.

I do know this site is primarily smoke and mirrors.

It's difficult to accept that sometimes Democrats also do a crappy job, but in the case of animal welfare in Missouri, both Democrats and Republicans have tried to help the animals, and both Democrats and Republicans have made crappy deals in order to placate big agribusiness interests.

The 2012 election is going to be a difficult election.