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Obama 'Regulatory Czar' has Secret Animal-Rights Agenda, Says Consumer Group
PR Web ^ | 1/15/2009

Posted on 01/15/2009 5:47:16 AM PST by markomalley

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."

For an interview with Mr. Martosko about how Cass Sunstein's appointment will serve the radical animal rights movement's agenda in the White House, or for more information, contact Sarah Kapenstein at 202-463-7112.


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"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."

Glad Øbama is appointing such a "centrist" cabinet. /s

1 posted on 01/15/2009 5:47:17 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

*** 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.***

Hmmm...no meat, no fish, no milk. NO HEALTHY BONES for Americans.


2 posted on 01/15/2009 5:54:12 AM PST by kitkat
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To: kitkat

well there goes the Dept of Ag’s food pyramid


3 posted on 01/15/2009 5:56:52 AM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT
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To: markomalley
Wow, another wack job takes office.
I hope the country's happy. Hope and Change can translate to Stupid and Insane.
4 posted on 01/15/2009 6:00:15 AM PST by IrishCatholic (No local communist or socialist party chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing.)
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To: markomalley
hhummmmm I guess Mr. Ditter won't be able to raise anymore rodeo bucking bulls. Wonder what he will have to do with the ones he has?
5 posted on 01/15/2009 6:03:21 AM PST by Ditter
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To: markomalley
Is there anyone in his cabinet that doesn't have a radical leftest agenda?
6 posted on 01/15/2009 6:03:30 AM PST by yobid (65 million American voters asked for this?)
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To: markomalley
[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 … ]

The communist democrats and foolish liberal republicrats of America have lost their collective mind. This is the type of government the majority of people voted for (stupid is as stupid does) and they themselves will someday learn that they were so wrong.
Until then, may the Lord Jesus Christ defend us from all the enemies of His righteousness and His government.
Come quickly Lord Jesus.

P.S. Another sign of the latter days prophecy's is being fulfilled ( they will refuse to eat meat which God has given to be received with thanksgiving, as well as refusing to marry and other latter day prophecies which are being fulfilled before our very eyes).Fascinating.

7 posted on 01/15/2009 6:05:58 AM PST by kindred (Conservatives have 4 years to start a new conservative party or lose more elections.)
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To: markomalley

History Reapeating itself:

There was widespread support for animal welfare in Nazi Germany[1] and the Nazis took several measures to ensure protection of animals.[2] Many Nazi leaders including

Adolf Hitler and Hermann Göring were supporters of animal protection. Several Nazis were environmentalists, and species protection and animal welfare were significant issues in the Nazi regime.[3] Heinrich Himmler made efforts to ban the hunting of animals.[4] Göring was an animal lover and conservationist.[5] The current animal welfare laws in Germany are more or less modification of the laws introduced by the Nazis.[6]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_welfare_in_Nazi_Germany

...and people think IT CANNOT happen here in the USA...


8 posted on 01/15/2009 6:09:13 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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“Sunstein supports outlawing sport hunting, giving animals the legal right to file lawsuits,...”

Please Lord, let this insanity end...


9 posted on 01/15/2009 6:11:07 AM PST by oust the louse (This Country now has a smelly BO problem.....)
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To: markomalley

I have absolutely no problem with animals filing lawsuits as long as no human is involved in the process, especially the process of banking donations and court monetary awards for “expenses”.


10 posted on 01/15/2009 6:15:06 AM PST by midwyf (Wyoming Native. Environmentalism is a religion too.)
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To: markomalley

I’d be willing to bet that the pro-animal guy is also pro-unborn baby killing.


11 posted on 01/15/2009 6:15:54 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: oust the louse

“Please Lord, let this insanity end...”

It will....when we do something about it. Frankly our forefathers (better men than we are) would have gone to arms a long long time ago.


12 posted on 01/15/2009 6:24:04 AM PST by TalBlack
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To: TalBlack

Those who will not sacrafice animlas for people will sacrafice people for animals.

“It is a long time coming”. - A Tale of Two Cities


13 posted on 01/15/2009 6:29:12 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: markomalley

Hell, why keep it secret, no Obombanite cares one whit. I expect him to grab a few murders and rapist out of prison to “balance” his cabinet.


14 posted on 01/15/2009 6:29:48 AM PST by MrPiper
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; proud_yank; billhilly; Grammy; jazusamo; george76; Flycatcher

Ping.


15 posted on 01/15/2009 6:57:56 AM PST by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: markomalley
Would that it was a cabinet appointee. Then he would have to be confirmed, and this lunacy would probably doom the appointment. As it is, I don't think the position to which he is being appointed requires Senate confirmation.

I am thinking of bringing a class action lawsuit by my two Labradors (acting on behalf of all dogs) against Sunstein over his proposed ban of meat eating. The theory would be that my dogs are serious carnivores, but the process of domestication has left them unable to hunt for meat on their own. If their people are prohibited from buying meat to feed them, it would violate their constitutional right (which Sunstein apparently claims they have) to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

16 posted on 01/15/2009 7:14:33 AM PST by blau993 (Fight Gerbil Swarming)
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To: markomalley

“Hope & Change” = nightmare.


17 posted on 01/15/2009 7:19:23 AM PST by mike-zed
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To: kitkat
The final solution is at hand!!!
18 posted on 01/15/2009 7:43:19 AM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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To: girlangler

I would expect no less from this empty suit socialist. I also think that I’m going to be feeling impotent and angry for the next four years.

I hope others will have had enough by then and will join me. Come to my farm! Bring your own ammo. Pitchforks and torches will be provided. ;)


19 posted on 01/15/2009 8:01:03 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: markomalley

“...biomedical researchers...”

This, I disagree with. ‘Animal Rights’ freaks don’t care HOW many embryonic humans are killed in research. They just don’t want us to put any makeup on dose cute widdow bunnie wabbits!

For the sake of the animals we must begin testing all new products on toddlers! *SMIRK*


20 posted on 01/15/2009 8:03:47 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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