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Obama Pledges Support for Animal Rights
AP via Breitbart ^ | 1-16-08 | Nedra Pickler

Posted on 01/16/2008 6:30:34 PM PST by atomic conspiracy

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - Democrat Barack Obama says he won't just be a president for the American people, but the animals too. "What about animal rights?" a woman shouted out during the candidate's town hall meeting outside Las Vegas Wednesday after he discussed issues that relate more to humans, like war, health care and the economy.

Obama responded that he cares about animal rights very much, "not only because I have a 9-year-old and 6-year-old who want a dog." He said he sponsored a bill to prevent horse slaughter in the Illinois state Senate and has been repeatedly endorsed by the Humane Society.

"I think how we treat our animals reflects how we treat each other," he said. "And it's very important that we have a president who is mindful of the cruelty that is perpetrated on animals."

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Compiled by Nedra Pickler


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; barackhusseinobama; hsus; misleading; obama; pickler; smear
This headline seems a little misleading. "Animal rights" is a loaded term normally associated with ALF terrorists, PETA-heads, and anti-human activists like the loathesome abortion advocate Peter Singer. Obama's stated positions fall well short of that. Author Nedra Pickler is one of AP's more notorious lefty propagandists. Is she an Obama symp trying to rally the animal rights whacko vote or a Hillarite trying to smear Obama as a kook?


Little Green Footballs has the goods on Pickler:

AP Shills for Invading Pakistan.

Note to AP: There isn't enough whitewash in the world.

Where Mainstream Media Stands (D.C. voter registration)

1 posted on 01/16/2008 6:30:39 PM PST by atomic conspiracy
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To: atomic conspiracy

Are they more worthy than the unborn humans to him?


2 posted on 01/16/2008 6:33:17 PM PST by pennboricua
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To: atomic conspiracy

Maybe Obama will win the Pander Bear award.


3 posted on 01/16/2008 6:33:21 PM PST by generalhammond
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To: atomic conspiracy

I’m sure he’ll treat animals better than he does Republicans.


4 posted on 01/16/2008 6:33:35 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: atomic conspiracy

Obama is going to run as the compassionate liberal.


5 posted on 01/16/2008 6:35:01 PM PST by Always Right
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To: generalhammond

The good news is that we’ve finally found a Presidential candidate who’s qualified to be a Dog Catcher.


6 posted on 01/16/2008 6:35:06 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: atomic conspiracy

Edward can do better. He will sue everything in sight if the animals come up with a complaint against some deep pockets.

I ain’t chicken feed anymore.


7 posted on 01/16/2008 6:37:41 PM PST by rod1 (uestion)
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To: atomic conspiracy

Edward can do better. He will sue everything in sight if the animals come up with a complaint against some deep pockets.

It ain’t chicken feed anymore.


8 posted on 01/16/2008 6:37:55 PM PST by rod1 (uestion)
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To: generalhammond

“Pander Bear award.”

LOL


9 posted on 01/16/2008 6:39:49 PM PST by Red6 (Come and take it.)
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To: atomic conspiracy
he won't just be a president for the American people, but the animals too.

Great, does that mean I can register my wife's kitty to vote? Wait, nevermind. She's a Democat.

10 posted on 01/16/2008 6:41:08 PM PST by tnlibertarian
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To: tnlibertarian

Well you could, but it would certainly help if it was dead, if the kitty’s owner is a democrat. LOL


11 posted on 01/16/2008 6:42:40 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: atomic conspiracy

But it’s OK to put babies down?


12 posted on 01/16/2008 6:44:27 PM PST by toddlintown (Build More Highways For Children---Huckleberry Talking Point)
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To: atomic conspiracy
Obama Pledges Support for Animal Rights

Including the right to vote no doubt.

Obama's new buzz words, "Animal Suffrage".

13 posted on 01/16/2008 6:48:15 PM PST by Barnacle ("We need to move away from the Kennedy wing of the Republican party. Duncan Hunter)
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To: toddlintown

Obama just scored a point for this voter!

Now if Fred would confirm he is for animal rights (to not suffer agonizing deaths), I would be a happy Republican!


14 posted on 01/16/2008 6:48:18 PM PST by mountaineer1997
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To: DoughtyOne
I guess I was a bit ambiguous. It was a bad pun. I was saying the kitty was a Democat. The wife is 100% Republican. Or, I should say, conservative. The two don't always mean the same thing, but I put the Fred sticker on her car at her request.
15 posted on 01/16/2008 6:50:52 PM PST by tnlibertarian
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To: toddlintown
But it’s OK to put babies down?

Exactly that, and much, much worse: Peter Singer

Singer advocates not only abortion, but infanticide, euthanasia of the handicapped, and the legalization of "zoophilia" (bestiality).

16 posted on 01/16/2008 6:51:46 PM PST by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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To: tnlibertarian

Just having fun. Don’t give it a moments thought.

Take care.


17 posted on 01/16/2008 6:52:42 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: atomic conspiracy

Singer is a class-A nutjob who belongs in some secure psych ward somewhere.


18 posted on 01/16/2008 6:53:49 PM PST by darkangel82 (And the band played on....)
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To: atomic conspiracy

What about insect rights?

Can we also get recognition for cabbage rights? Carrots, too? And how about boiled collards?

I feel badly about all the bacterium killed at hospitals also.

Can we play a dirge for euglenas?


19 posted on 01/16/2008 6:54:05 PM PST by sergeantdave (The majority of Michigan voters are that stupid and the condition is incipient and growing.)
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To: atomic conspiracy

He said he sponsored a bill to prevent horse slaughter in the Illinois state Senate

Good grief! Where do they get these writers from?


20 posted on 01/16/2008 6:58:29 PM PST by sergeantdave (The majority of Michigan voters are that stupid and the condition is incipient and growing.)
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To: atomic conspiracy

He said he sponsored a bill to prevent horse slaughter in the Illinois state Senate

Good grief! Where do they get these writers from?


21 posted on 01/16/2008 6:58:33 PM PST by sergeantdave (The majority of Michigan voters are that stupid and the condition is incipient and growing.)
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To: atomic conspiracy

But not babies. Tough luck dorks.


22 posted on 01/16/2008 6:59:06 PM PST by Waco
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To: sergeantdave

Like President HW Bush, I have always supported the right of broccoli plants to live out their natural span undisturbed by misguided veggie cooks. Same for cauliflower. Whoever found out you could eat the stuff must have been pretty hungry.


23 posted on 01/16/2008 7:00:39 PM PST by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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To: sergeantdave
He said he sponsored a bill to prevent horse slaughter in the Illinois state Senate

Eegad! Missed that one. If they were slaughtering horses, or anything else, in the Illinois State Senate, I would certainly support anyone who tried to put a stop to it.

24 posted on 01/16/2008 7:02:51 PM PST by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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To: atomic conspiracy

” legalization of “zoophilia” (bestiality)”

I support the legalization of beastiality. But only for certain animals (ie, the Panther, the Polar Bear, the Great White Shark), and then let darwinism take it’s course. ;-)


25 posted on 01/16/2008 7:19:28 PM PST by death2tyrants
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To: death2tyrants

I think you’re onto something here. An orgy with the local sharks might be just the ticket for Guantanamo inmates and eco-whackies could easily be persuaded to go for polar bears; save the planet and all.


26 posted on 01/16/2008 7:27:04 PM PST by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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To: pennboricua

I was gonna say....kill unborn babies but save the animals...


27 posted on 01/16/2008 7:30:54 PM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: atomic conspiracy
because I have a 9-year-old and 6-year-old who want a dog
The man is deep. Deep, I tell you.
28 posted on 01/16/2008 7:36:59 PM PST by samtheman
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To: atomic conspiracy
Peter Singer and people that supports the animal rights movement are making sure human suffering is increasing. How can intelligent people ever support these terorist like PETA is beyond me.
29 posted on 01/16/2008 7:49:35 PM PST by Bruce 22-250 (Vote stop the WITCH!)
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To: atomic conspiracy

Obama Pledges Support for Animal Rights.

Must be the animals who want to run Kenya?


30 posted on 01/16/2008 8:26:03 PM PST by liberty or death
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To: atomic conspiracy

Just ate some horse over in Italy. Delicious.


31 posted on 01/16/2008 8:33:46 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: atomic conspiracy

Any BILL OF RIGHTS pledges ???


32 posted on 01/16/2008 9:00:58 PM PST by Greg67
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To: atomic conspiracy
"not only because I have a 9-year-old and 6-year-old who want a dog."

lololol

I never knew what "Empty Suit" really meant til I read that.

33 posted on 01/16/2008 9:06:30 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny
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To: atomic conspiracy

Too bad there wasn’t an informed person in the audience that could have asked Mr. Obama if he is happy with what is happening to all of the horses that can no longer be humanely slaughtered? Hmmmmmm?? Laws have consequences ... sometimes unintended ones.


34 posted on 01/16/2008 9:08:03 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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To: atomic conspiracy


Winfrey/Obama'08!
35 posted on 01/16/2008 9:12:16 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: CrappieLuck; george76; Diana in Wisconsin

Ping.


36 posted on 01/16/2008 9:18:57 PM PST by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: tnlibertarian

” I was saying the kitty was a Democat. The wife is 100% Republican. Or, I should say, conservative. The two don’t always mean the same thing, but I put the Fred sticker on her car at her request.”

You might have mistyped Demo(cat)... But I read the rest of what you said as you put a sticker ON her cat... So it must be contagious!


37 posted on 01/16/2008 9:25:40 PM PST by COgamer
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To: atomic conspiracy

But what part of the Constitution are they covered under?


38 posted on 01/16/2008 9:28:28 PM PST by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: atomic conspiracy
The Humane Society Becomes a Political Animal

If you like to hunt or fish, the Humane Society is your enemy.

39 posted on 01/16/2008 9:56:34 PM PST by neverdem (Call talk radio. We need a Constitutional Amendment for Congressional term limits. Let's Roll!)
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To: COgamer

And she’s a long-hair, too. It would be no fun getting the sticker off.


40 posted on 01/17/2008 5:01:22 AM PST by tnlibertarian
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To: samtheman

Next step, bring in the cameras to show him bringing his children a puppy.


41 posted on 01/17/2008 5:08:11 AM PST by ichabod1 ("Self defense is not only our right, it is our duty." President Ronald Reagan)
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To: atomic conspiracy

New democrat slogan, No Chickens in Every Pot.


42 posted on 01/17/2008 5:17:53 AM PST by Cold Heart
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To: girlangler

Terrific! If Obama wants to “help” the animals, he can help me on Butcherin’ Day. We always need an extra set of hands around here then, LOL!


43 posted on 01/17/2008 5:58:13 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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