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Julie R.
01-26-2012, 03:38 PM
I have a hard time considering Pretty Boy Santorum "conservative". A few years ago when I was writing letters for the Virginia Hunting Dog Owners & Breeders Assoc., he was the H$U$/PETA champion of introducing anti-breeding/animal rights legislation like the Puppy Protection Act and others that fortunately didn't pass.

I see his name isn't a co-sponsor of the most recent anti-breeder, anti-hunting dog legislation, but IMO a leopard doesn't change its spots. He's probably got a paid campaign consultant telling him to keep his name off that one. Seems to me I remember him being anti-gun, too.

BonMallari
01-26-2012, 09:49 PM
I have a hard time considering Pretty Boy Santorum "conservative". A few years ago when I was writing letters for the Virginia Hunting Dog Owners & Breeders Assoc., he was the H$U$/PETA champion of introducing anti-breeding/animal rights legislation like the Puppy Protection Act and others that fortunately didn't pass.

I see his name isn't a co-sponsor of the most recent anti-breeder, anti-hunting dog legislation, but IMO a leopard doesn't change its spots. He's probably got a paid campaign consultant telling him to keep his name off that one. Seems to me I remember him being anti-gun, too.


He has a lifetime rating of A+ from the NRA....so I dont think you could call him anti gun ;)

JDogger
01-26-2012, 10:03 PM
He has a lifetime rating of A+ from the NRA....so I dont think you could call him anti gun ;)

People talk one way and vote another. It's politics ya know. :) JD

DaveHare
01-26-2012, 10:06 PM
People talk one way and vote another. It's politics ya know. :) JD

Thank You!!!
Dave Hare

Eric Johnson
01-26-2012, 10:23 PM
Julie-

Here's what I posted last month.

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A member of an email list that I am on concerning animal law has a member named Frank Losey. Frank is a retired AF colonel lawyer who is very active in Washington DC and has made a personal battle the defeat of the HSUS. Here's Frank's story about Senator Santorum and the PAWS bill...

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To all who have responded to my Calls to Action in the past, I wish to express
my heartfelt "THANK YOU!!!!!!"

And to those who are discouraged that all they receive are "boilerplate"
non-responsive responses, do not be discouraged. They have built a base upon
which "Tides may be Turned." Sometimes light bulbs will go off, and even some of
the Members of Congress who have co-sponsored or sponsored Bills pushed by the
HSUS may have unexpected "Epiphanies."

Allow me to share a form of a Christmas Story from 2006:

In 2006, the then Senator Santorum had held a hearing on the PAWS Bill that he
sponsored. He was in a Leadership Position in the Senate at the time and could
have pushed the Bill to a vote. But he didn't! And he let the Bill die!!!!!!!!
Why?

As Paul Harvey would say, "And Now the Rest of the Story!"

Earlier that year I had developed a professional working relationship with the
key staffer who was working the PAWS Bill for the Senator. Consequently, I had
the ear of that staffer, who had the ear of Senator Santorum. It took me a year,
but I finally convinced the Missouri Pet Breeders Association (MPBA) to Publicly
Condemn substandard kennels. When I shared this condemnation with the Staffer,
after the Hearing, he asked me if he could share the public condemnation with
the Senator. I said, "Why in the Hell do you think I am here? Of course you may,
and when you do, would you share with the Senator that every time he uses the
"PM" phrase, it is an affront to the overwhelming majority of breeders who are
responsible breeders who truly care about the health and welfare of their
puppies and dogs, and when they hear anyone use that phrase, responsible
breeders consider it to be the equivalent of an ethnic or racial slur. A week
later, Senator Santorum issued a Press Release and stated that the intent of
PAWS was not to adversely affect the overwhelming majority of responsible
breeders who care about the health and welfare of their puppies and dogs. AND HE
NEVER AGAIN USED THE "PM" PHRASE IN PUBLIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A week later, Sara
Amundson, who at that time was the Chief Spokesperson for the Doris Day Animal
League, and now serves as the Executive Director of the Humane Society
Legislative Fund, and the Director of HSUS Stop Puppy Mills Campaign met behind
closed doors with the Senator, and "demanded" that if the Senator did not add
additional Provisions in the PAWS Bill, they would withdraw their public
support. To the credit of Senator Santorum, who was impressed with the MPBA
public condemnation, he told them that he would not add any other provisions,
and if they decided to withdraw their support, that was their call. They
withdrew their support, and the Senator let the Bill die.

This background is shared for two reasons. First, it captures the spirit of Hope
that is part of the Christmas Celebration. Second, it gives me this opportunity
to share with those on the PetLaw List that I have launched a new Call to Action
that does not mention Animals. Its focus is on bringing to the attention of
every Member of Congress the fact the the HSUS and its Senior Leadership are in
violation of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 because it and its Senior
Leadership have never registered as a Lobbying Organization or as Lobbyist, as
they are required to do. In short, they are in violation of the Law. The ASPCA,
which does less lobbying that the HSUS, has registered itself with Both Houses
of Congress. So why has not the HSUS?!?!?!?!?!?

And if enough constituents raise this issue with their respective Members of
Congress without ever raising the Issue of PUPS or any the animal related Bill,
it may place Members of Congress in an awkward position of trying to explain to
their constituents why no one is enforcing the Lobbying Disclosure Act. Yes, a
number will give "boilerplate, nonresponsive responses, but eventually a light
bulge will go off!!! And it might even result in a Few Members urging the HSUS
to register with Both Houses of Congress. But OOOOOOOOPS, if the HSUS were to do
so, will that fact be brought to the attention of the IRS or the Department of
the Treasury which has assigned a Case File Number to the Fraud Waste and Abuse
Complaint that it has received?!?!?!?!?!?!?

As soon as the Call to Action is posted on the Cavalry Website, I will post the
link, with a fervent request that if you have never responded to any of my prior
Call to Actions, this one should be given special attention.

Merry Christmas to One and All!!!!!!!!

Frank

duckheads
01-27-2012, 12:25 PM
People talk one way and vote another. It's politics ya know. :) JD

Isn't that the truth! Just use our current President as a prime example!