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Its the farrowing crates: But now that hogs have constitutional rights it will become a lawyers dream and enable them to sue people in the pigs name or whatever.

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I thought as much. I wonder, who's going to enforce the square footage rule?

It's also curious that there's humans are allowed to live in refrigerator boxes, but now there's a constitutional provision guaranteeing living conditions for hogs. I don't know the breakout by county, but it sure sounds to me like this one was voted in by an urban population who saw inflammatory pictures on TV. Once again, this demonstrates how an ignorant electorate can make some serious blunders.

Alexis de Toqueville warned us about tyranny of the masses in the early 19th Century.

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Whats happening today is not mass tyranny it's MOB RULE.Elsewhere, the Denver Rocky Mountain News reported this morning that a respected Colorado State University researcher is openly criticizing a colleague for overstating the human risk of contracting CWD, ostensibly in order to attract grant money for his work. Professor Terry Spraker told a meeting of the Colorado Agricultural Commission that “even though hundreds of thousands of people have handled and consumed infected animals, there has not been one confirmed case of CWD in humans.” And the Wisconsin Medical Society agrees, saying: “There is no need to panic. We have not seen a case of CWD in people.”

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Wisconsin hasn't seen a case of CWD in people. But what about folks in Europe?

It's my understanding that prion-based diseases may take considerable time to manifest themselves. Also, I don't know what the difference is between CWD and CJD, and there's definitely been cases of CJD in people.

Folks that have spent time in Europe (until recently) know they can't donate blood. So this suggests that prions can lay quietly in your system for some time.

I'm a little unsure of your point, Buck. Are you arguing that scientists are attempting to deliberately downplay the threat of CWD, or are you arguing that there's nothing to worry about?

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I'm not arguing anything I,m just posting information so people can make up their own minds and can see how people can mislead them as to their own agenda. The scientist in Colorado has his interests at heart MONEY!

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Singer, Peter
Author of "Animal Liberation"; founder of International Association of Bioethics
Comparing newborn human babies and pigs: "I would guess that the pig is more self-aware, particularly if the infant has a brain disease and has no capacity to see itself as self-aware." On which has more of a right to life, the infant or the pig: "I think you'd have to say that the pig has the greater claim."
Boston Globe, in "Singer Savaged in US Arena", July 29, 1999.

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Dear Sportsmen and Animal Owners,

Thank you for voting last Tuesday. Thank you for visiting http://saova.org and studying the materials and recommendations there. Thank you for volunteering and donating to candidates. Thank you for discussing the election and its candidates with your neighbors and friends. While the big election news was the Republicans gaining control of the Senate, there's another important story that needs telling.

In an era when incumbents literally can't lose, animal rightist HUMANE USA PAC lost twelve solid animal rightist politicians. That's the real untold story of this election.

Defeated in Primary

Earl Hilliard (D-AL7) - AR Supported, SAOVA Opposed
Frank Mascara (D-PA12) - AR Supported, SAOVA Opposed
Cynthia McKinney (D-GA4) - AR Supported, SAOVA Opposed
Lynn Rivers (D-MI15) - AR Supported, SAOVA Opposed
Tom Sawyer (D-OH17) - AR Supported, SAOVA Opposed
Sen. Bob Smith (R-NH) - AR Supported, SAOVA Opposed

Defeated in General

Felix Grucci (R-NY1) - AR Supported, SAOVA Opposed
Bill Luther (D-MN2) - AR Supported, SAOVA Opposed
Jim Maloney (D-CT2) - AR Supported, SAOVA Opposed
Connie Morella (R-MD8) - AR Supported, SAOVA Opposed
David Phelps (D-IL19) - AR Supported, SAOVA Opposed
Sen. Max Cleland (D-GA) - AR Supported, SAOVA Opposed

Other factors and issues also influenced these politicians' defeats, but to varying degrees, their support of the animal rightist agenda and our recognition of that support cost them their seats. Sportsmen and animal owners should be gratified that their informed votes do matter. These defeats also send a message to legislators: "Blind adherence to the radical animal rightist agenda may cost you your job."

Most of the open seat candidates endorsed by SAOVA were elected. We're sending some very strong new legislators to Washington, particularly to the House. Our sense is that the new Senate will be only slightly less animal rightist inclined; our problems weren't solved in a single election. Animal rightist support is bi-partisan, including both Democrats and Republicans. Had the Democratic Party swept the field last Tuesday, the listing above would have included more GOP members. While the majority of HUMANE USA PAC's endorsements were Democrats, half of the animal rightist bills introduced in the last two years were sponsored by Republicans.

Most of you understand that single issue politics and voting doesn't often make good sense. It's equally important to remember that threats to our sport and animal ownership aren't exclusive to either political party. Thank you again for your support. Please continue to study the issues and never miss an opportunity to educate a politician, or a friend.

Sincerely,

Bob Kane
Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance
http://saova.org

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From The New York Times About The Man Who Said.......
"Christianity is our foe. If animal rights is to succeed, we must destroy the Judeo-Christian religious tradition."

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An Animal's Place
By MICHAEL POLLAN

The first time I opened Peter Singer's ''Animal Liberation,'' I was dining alone at the Palm, trying to enjoy a rib-eye steak cooked medium-rare. If this sounds like a good recipe for cognitive dissonance (if not indigestion), that was sort of the idea. Preposterous as it might seem, to supporters of animal rights, what I was doing was tantamount to reading ''Uncle Tom's Cabin'' on a plantation in the Deep South in 1852............

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/10/magazine/10ANIMAL.html?pagewanted=1&ei...

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What's The Difference Between Breeding Gamefowl In Oklahoma And Breeding Dogs In Boise?

Could We Say One Is A Felony And One Is Slowly On It's Way To Becoming A Felony?

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Boise, ID Faces Breeding Restrictions
[Friday, November 08, 2002]
A fast-moving proposal in Boise could severely impact the breeding rights of local fanciers. The ordinance has already been read once, and a public hearing is scheduled for November 19th.

What the Ordinance Does:
Raises license fees for unaltered dogs from $20 to $60 per animal.

Requires owners of intact dogs to obtain an unaltered animal permit. Breeders must include this permit number in any puppy sale advertisements.

Directs anyone who sells or gives away an intact dog to maintain records of the new owner. If within one month the owner is unable to keep the animal, the seller or donator will be required to repossess the animal or assist in its placement with a new owner.

Requires anyone who sells or gives a dog away to provide the new owner with information about licensing and rabies vaccination requirements, along with other health information.

Substantially increases impound fees for dogs. If the dog is unaltered, owners will face the following additional fees: $75 for a first offense, $300 for second or subsequent.
The AKC opposes the concept of breeding permits, breeding bans and mandatory spay/neuter of purebred dogs. Instead, we support reasonable and enforceable laws that protect the welfare and health of purebred dogs and do not restrict the rights of responsible breeders and owners.

The proposed ordinance in Boise will unfairly punish responsible breeders who contribute healthy, well-adjusted puppies to the pet-buying public. At the same time, it fails to address the irresponsible individuals who do not comply with existing law and will not comply with new regulations. Additionally, although the AKC supports reasonable legislation designed to protect the pet-buying public, we are very concerned about the wording of this provision.

It is crucial for Boise fanciers to attend the hearing on November 12th to express their opposition to this ordinance. For those who can not attend, convey your concerns in letters and phone calls to the city council. Local purebred dog owners have begun mobilizing a grassroots opposition campaign, but more help is needed! For further information, contact the Idaho Capital City Kennel Club (clouss@wy-os.net, 208-345-5197).

Boise City Council
150 N. Capital Boulevard
City Hall, 3rd Floor
Boise, ID 83702
208-384-4422 (Phone)
208-384-4420 (Fax)

The Honorable H. Brent Coles. Mayor
Council Member Mike Wetherell, President
Council Member Vernon Bisterfeldt
Council Member Paula Forney
Council Member Jerome Mapp
Council Member Jon Mason

Source: http://www.akc.org/news/index.cfm?article_id=1592

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Florida Elections Commission

In 1973, the legislature created the Florida Elections Commission to enforce the campaign finance laws. The Commission investigates alleged violations upon receipt of a legally sufficient, sworn complaint. If the Commission finds a violation of the election laws, it can levy a fine of up to $1,000 per count.
http://www.fec.state.fl.us/

"But the most watched battle on the animal-rights radar screen was a heavily funded and unethically run effort to give pregnant pigs specific protections under Florida's constitution. This was approved by a 55-to-45 margin yesterday.

Ironically, the election season is not quite over for Farm Sanctuary, the national animal rights group that donated over $465,000 to this campaign. On November 14 and 15, the Florida Elections Commission will hear evidence that Farm Sanctuary broke campaign finance laws
(210 counts in all) in its zeal to get the "pregnant pigs" amendment on the ballot."
http://www.consumerfreedom.com/headline_detail.cfm?HEADLINE_ID=1656

If you wish to report a violation of Chapters 104, 106, or Section 105.071, Florida Statutes,
you can download a copy of the complaint form here.
Confidential Complaint Form

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