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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:33 PM

GOP Rep. Steve King Defends Dog Fighting

GOP Rep. Steve King Defends Dog Fighting
By Scott Keyes on Jul 31, 2012 at 2:50 pm


If you believe that the United States should legalize dogfighting because we allow humans to fight, fear not. You’ve got an ally in the United States Congress.
During a tele-townhall late last week, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) fielded a question about his opposition to animal rights and recently introduced legislation that would undermine local standards preventing animal torture. “It’s wrong to rate animals above human beings,” he told the questioner. To make his point, King argued that “there’s something wrong” for society to make it a “federal crime to watch animals fight” but “it’s not a federal crime to induce somebody to watch people fighting.”


Left: Rep. Steve King (R-IA). Right: Dogfighting victim.

Unfortunately, King is a longtime advocate for legalizing dogfighting, cockfighting, and other forms of animal torture. Most recently, he fought legislation that would make it illegal to bring a child to an animal fight. He has also set aside his love for states’ rights in order to forbid localities from enacting anti-animal torture standards.


more> http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/07/31/615951/steve-king-dogfighting/

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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:44 PM

1. What are the voters in his district thinking??

This "man" is normally just a buffoon, but every now and then, he poses a clear and present danger to our nation - and he's a birther, to boot. I'm glad I don't live in a congressional district that would elect such a disgusting vermin.

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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:17 PM

2. why don't you fight a bulldog who's been trained to fight, fucker?

I hope this damages him politically. And it might.

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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:30 PM

3. When will these monsters go away? Dogs have no choice. Nt

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Response to adigal (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:58 PM

4. And they are sometimes killed in the ring or after..

by the owner/trainer.

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