Congressional nannies want to re-shape animal welfare oversight

Thirty-six Congressional Democrats and one Socialist, all led by Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), want to create a new cabinet-level Federal department (HR 2549). They’re calling it the Department of Peace.
Among its proposed domestic responsibilities would be the task of writing “policies to address violence against animals
.” Kucinich has long been a tool of the Nanny Culture – witness his opposition to genetically improved foods. And the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is circulating an e-mail to its activist network today, urging support for this measure. HSUS and PETA have both previously used words like “violence against animals” to describe typical animal-handling procedures on large-scale farms, so it’s not a huge leap to think that a “Peace” department could re-make the US meat industry (in an animal-rights image) with a few pen-strokes.

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