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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:18 PM
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Obama to ban all hunting, give animals right to sue, phase out meat eating
And so it begins... I found this on another messageboard posted as truth by a very upset NeoCon

http://www.emediawire.com/releases/Cass

Cass Sunstein supports outlawing hunting, phasing out meat eating, giving animals the right to file lawsuits; expert available for comment

Washington, D.C. (Vocus/PRWeb) January 15, 2009 -- The nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom said today that Cass Sunstein, the Harvard University Law School professor tapped by President-elect Obama to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, has a secret aim to push a radical animal-rights agenda in the White House. Sunstein supports outlawing sport hunting, giving animals the legal right to file lawsuits, and using government regulations to phase out meat consumption.

In a 2007 speech at Harvard University, Sunstein argued in favor of entirely "eliminating current practices such as meat eating." He also proposed: "We ought to ban hunting, I suggest, if there isn't a purpose other than sport and fun. That should be against the law. It's time now."

Sunstein wrote in his 2004 book "Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions" that "animals should be permitted to bring suit, with human beings as their representatives. ... Any animals that are entitled to bring suit would be represented by (human) counsel, who would owe guardian-like obligations and make decisions, subject to those obligations, on their clients' behalf."

The Center for Consumer Freedom's Director of Research, David Martosko, is available to discuss Cass Sunstein's likely impact on typical elements of American life that involve the use of animals. Sunstein's work could spell the end of animal agriculture, retail sales of meat and dairy foods, hunting and fishing, biomedical research, pet ownership, zoos and aquariums, traveling circuses, and countless other things Americans take for granted.

Mr. Martosko said: "Cass Sunstein owes Americans an honest appraisal of his animal rights agenda as America's top regulator. Americans don't realize that the next four years could be full of bizarre initiatives plucked from the wildest dreams of the animal-rights fringe. Think about every outrageous idea PETA and the Humane Society of the United States have ever had, and imagine them all having the force of federal law. This doesn't look good for hunters, ranchers, restaurateurs, biomedical researchers, or ordinary pet owners."
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:20 PM
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1. Obama will give republicans' bibles to the animals.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:21 PM
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2. Obama's going to take your guns and your wimmin and give them to deer.
:popcorn:
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:21 PM
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3. He's right ya know, and a unicorn will be our next president (they are allowed to run soon....)
Yep, I am stocking up on meat and guns now...which will stimulate the economy and get us out of debt and make Obama a hero.

I like his style, get us spending through fear of the absurd and before we know it we are all ok.

:)
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:21 PM
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4. I hear that Obama is going to allow abortions to be performed at shopping malls
You can go to Claire's Boutique, abort that unwanted baby and snag some accessories in one fell swoop!

:sarcasm:
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:22 PM
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10. Sweet. You can get frozen yogurt right after.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:23 PM
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11. That would be quite convenient
for the little christian virgin girls down here in a red state.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:22 PM
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5. When do we start rounding up the christians and
closing down right wing radio and other anti-american news outlets?
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:22 PM
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6. Good, as long as it's after lunch 'cause I got goat tacos.
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:28 PM
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16. If you were on a farm that may have a different meaning
just saying :)
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rrneck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:22 PM
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7. It just feels
good for them to have to worry about us for a change.
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Hugabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:22 PM
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8. Obama is going to turn rethugs into polar bear food
Would be all too fitting...
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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:22 PM
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9. Alfred Hitchcock's "Birds" Was just a warning of how Obama is planning
to eliminate the GOP.
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:24 PM
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12. Cass Sunstein is married to Samantha Power.
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Ioo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:25 PM
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13. Good Lord - Obama has more secrets than what's his name, Tree, or something
He is a secret Muslim, Secret Nazi, Secret Vegan, Secret Women, Secret Nobel Prize Prize winner, Secret Jew, born in Kenya, and Mars, and Belgium. Man for such a young man he sure is busy.
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:25 PM
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14. I'm sure glad I have a deep freeze
somehow we'll weather this crisis.

:eyes:
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:27 PM
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15. Cats and dogs living together...right?
I heard it was coming, but didn't believe it until now. :rofl:
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:29 PM
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17. Condor to mother bird we have a security breach.
Project X plans have been leaked. Advise on how to proceed. Over.
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:31 PM
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18. Corrected link HERE: and more on the Center for Consumer Freedom.
http://www.prweb.com/releases/Cass-Sunstein/Animal-Righ...

The story source, "the center for consumer freedom" seems to be all about fighting anything that would interfere with animal products industries.

http://www.consumerfreedom.com /

According to Sourcewatch, http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Center_for_C...

"The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) (formerly called the "Guest Choice Network") is a front group for the restaurant, alcohol and tobacco industries. It runs media campaigns which oppose the efforts of scientists, doctors, health advocates, environmentalists and groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving, calling them "the Nanny Culture -- the growing fraternity of food cops, health care enforcers, anti-meat activists, and meddling bureaucrats who 'know what's best for you.' "

Over 40 percent of the group's 2005 expenditure was paid to Rick Berman's PR company, Berman & Co. for "management services. <1> As part of its operations CCF runs a series of attack websites, including "consumerfreedom.com, activistcash.com, cspiscam.com, animal-scam.com, fishscam.com, obesitymyths.com, physiciansscam.com PetaKillsAnimals.com. <2>"

:patriot:
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:35 PM
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19. Astro turf.
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:39 PM
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23. Yep, and often cited at....wait.....yes, free republic. n/t
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XOKCowboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:34 PM
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26. I figured as much...
Berman.. I should have know. Thanks for the digging.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:39 PM
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20. Well that answers it, I thought my animals were plotting and planning
I knew they were up to something.

I just hope they are kind once our animal overlords take their rightful place in power. As kind as we humans have been to them.

:scared:

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Belial Donating Member (503 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:39 PM
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21. I went ahead and gave my gun to my dog.. she is smarter than me..
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Belial Donating Member (503 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:39 PM
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22. I went ahead and gave my gun to my dog.. she is smarter than me..
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distantearlywarning Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:20 PM
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24. Also, B. Hussein Obama will insist that all female animals begin to wear burkas.
:eyes:
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:28 PM
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25. 'give animals the right to sue' - will that include The Chimp?
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agentS Donating Member (922 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:35 PM
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27. Obama also plans to ban kites, dog leashes, and catnip
The Obama admin announced today that they plan to ban kites because they interfere with bird migrations.
The admin also plans to ban dog leashes because they "restrict the free movement of sovereign animals".
And finally President Obama announced plans to ban catnip, calling drugged up happy cats "a national security and morality threat".
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:37 PM
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28. OK, aminals can sue, but they have to do it pro se ...
That will make the complaints a little hard to decipher, however.

Bake
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