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Vote For Your Animals: Know Romney's Record Of Killing and Abusing Animals

bringing brutal rodeo to the Olympics, vetoing a bill recognizing student rights to refuse to dissect animals,
breaking Massachusetts law in transporting a dog 1200 miles in a cage on his roof, picking a bowhunter as his running mate, supporting wars in which animals, birds, reptiles, fishes as well as humans are bombed, contributing to the nation's largest cow-calf operation, the Mormon church owned Deseret Ranch of St Cloud Florida, buying German vivisection company Behring, initiating animal research at a company he bought: Miami-Dade, 2 million in Burger King stock
The Mormon church owns many factory farms and ranches outright
The Mormon church owns many factory farms and ranches outright
Mormon church owned Deseret Ranch of St Cloud FL largest cow-calf operation
Mormon church owned Deseret Ranch of St Cloud FL largest cow-calf operation
Romney brought brutal rodeo to Salt Lake City Olympics
Romney brought brutal rodeo to Salt Lake City Olympics
1 Romney bought 2 million in Burger King stock

2. Romney initiated brutal rodeo at the Salt Lake City Olympics

3.Romney in his only 4 years in political office vetoed a bill recognizing the
right of students to refuse to dissect animals living or dead.

4. Romney broke Massachusetts law transporting the family dog 1200 miles in a
cage on the roof.  http://dogsagainstromney.com

5 Romney picked a bowhunter as his running mate.

6.Romney has supported all the illegal wars in which animals, birds, reptiles,
fishes and plants as well as human beings are bombed. The Mormon church owned
Bonneville
Radio Network, 1400 stations feature warmonger animal bomber Limbaugh.

7.
Romney contributed to the Mormon church owned cow-calf operation, the biggest in
the
US, sprawling over 3 counties, 312,000 acres and 44,000 animals. The Mormon
church outright owns many factory farms and ranches.

8. Romney bought German animal research firm Behring.
9. Romney extended animal research to Miami-Dade, a company he had bought.
Romney Helps Fund Florida Abuse Of Animals
From the biggest cow-calf operation in the US to purchasing of vivisection companies, Romney and Ryan have been animal killers and abusers
Cow calf ranches often keep calves in cages

Cow calf ranches often keep calves in cages
 http://factsaboutromney.wordpress.com/romneyryanandanimals/
 http://factsaboutromney.wordpress.com/romneyenvironmentrecordRomney's Tithing Helps Fund The Biggest Cow-Calf Operation In the US.Romney was for 10 years a bishop of the Mormon church which owns the nation's biggest cow calf operation and Florida's biggest cattle ranch, Deseret, whose 300,000 acres sprawl over 3 counties, whose pollution has caused county water boards to be involved. The Deseret ranch has 44,000 cows and steers. Whips are used on the calves (baby cows) who are referred to as 'head'. The people of Osceola have temporarily lost to Deseret Ranch over the issue of drilling for water which has reduced the precious water table and affected water purity as colon waste from the cows, insecticide runoff, salmonella, animal urine containing residue of their female hormones and antibiotics are some of the toxins dumped. The Mormon church owns many businesses, more than any other sect. Such animal agriculture investments cause the populace heart disease, cancer, arthritis, kidney disease, food poisoning, strokes and other animal flesh generated conditions, as well as global heating, energy waste, drought through deforestation, and animal agony.

Some of the money Romney stole from the pension funds of workers whose businesses he sent into bankruptcy... . has gone into his contributions to businesses such as Deseret.
Deseret makes deserts.

Florida is just one of several states in which the Mormon church owns cattle, sheep ranches, factory farms. Members of many faiths run ranches, factory farms. The difference is that only the Mormon Church as a centralized institution owns these ranches and factory farms outright and aligns its church to the pollution, human disease, deforestation, and animal agony associated with them.
Is anyone investigating whether or not these businesses are fraudulently claiming tax exemption?

According to Wikipedia, Mormon church owned ranches in Central Florida "include several organizations including Deseret Ranches of Florida, Deseret Cattle and Citrus, Taylor Creek Management, East Central Florida Services, Agreserves, and Farmland Reserve. Located 7 miles (11 km) east of the Orlando International Airport and 19 miles (31 km) west of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Currently, Deseret Ranches is the largest cow-calf ranch in the United States."
In the picture, one can see the barren life for the cows as well as the drought consequences of high volume cattle ranches.

Please multipost and email the above article which is in the public domain.

Deseret pictures are often copyrighted. The picture above is of calves kept in these cages.
 http://plowsandcows.wordpress.com/2011/06/10/calf-ranch-truths-uncovered/

 http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1986-10-07/news/0260140106_1_osceola...

 http://www.cynthiabarnett.net/clips/ChurchRanch.pdf
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ALL ANIMALS

The biggest lobby in the United States is the combined power of animal rights, animal welfare, and individual cat, dog, rabbit, mouse, bird and other animal, bird, reptile and fish guardians. May our combined united power defeat Romney Ryan. This is not a political power run by money or violence, but by compassion.

Romney Ryan Record Of Animal Abuse.. Has Involved Many Brutal and 2 Illegal Practices
revised Oct 7, 2012

In 1997 Romney bought German animal torture company Behring and expanded its animal research to Miami, Florida renaming it Dade Behring. He invested in
slaughterhouse products, brought brutal rodeo into the nonviolent Olympics, had an aggressive promotion of toxic animal flesh ads on Clear Channel, refused to sign a bill acknowledging the right of students to refuse to dissect animals in biology classes, filled the state wildlife agency with that 4.5% of the population which hunts,
treated his family dog terribly while breaking Massachusetts law. He has harmed millions of animals. He said "I've always been a rodent and rabbit hunter." Rob Portman, touted as a possible vice presidential candidate, is a leader of the drive to bring hunters into the national parks, endangering citizens, their children, and international tourists, not to mention the animals. Paul Ryan voted no on protecting horses and burros. Ryan has voted consistently for rancher and dairy industry subsidies which benefit Wisconsin agribusiness cartels.

Romney-Ryan Record Of Abusing Cows, Pigs, Sheep, Horses, Dogs, Cats, Deer, Turkeys Etc Edit

MITT ROMNEY

 http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1638065,00.html

Romney initiated, despite the protest of many humane societies and animal rights groups, brutal calf roping rodeos in the Olympics, events in which calves, horses and bulls have their necks broken, their legs fractured. Romney, prevented Massachusetts students from avoiding brutal dissection, kept hunters and fishers disproportionately on Massachusetts agencies, bought vivisection companies, tithes to the Mormon church which owns the biggest cattle ranch in Florida etc.

1. ANIMALS KILLED IN WARS
Romney has supported and continues to support
every illegal animal-bombing war of our government, (wanting 50,000 more troops but not his own 5 sons to go to war). In the wars he supported, bears have been sealed forever into caves in which they hibernated, birds have been burned by bombs, animals have been blinded, donkeys and dogs have been shot at checkpoints, dogs have been blown apart as minesniffers, dolphins forced into being bomb carriers, etc.

2. ROMNEY PURCHASE OR PROMOTION OF ANIMAL RESEARCH (VIVISECTION) COMPANIES
Romney bought a German vivisection company Behring in 1997 as CEO and the only voting stockholder of Bain Capital, which entity he acquired with the help of LDS capital. He renamed Behring Dade Behring and expanded its animal research to include Miami Florida. That company is now Siemens. In addition he invited vivisector (animal researcher) Bristol Myers Squibb to Massachusetts. He was on the board of Damon Clinical Laboratories, an animal research company which had to pay 83 million dollars in fines for Medicare fraud.
link to www.peta.org
 http://vet.sagepub.com/content/32/1/78.full.pdf

3. RYAN ROMNEY'S SELECTED VP CANDIDATE VOTED FOR HUNTING IN OUR NATIONAL PARKS
Paul Ryan, Romney's pick for the Republican VP candidate, voted to bring hunting to our national parks. Where do you stand, Mr Romney, on Mormon senator Tester, a cattle rancher, leading the Senate Republican drive to have hunters stalk animals in our
national parks? In addition, Senator Rob Portman, Romney's debate coach, once touted by Romney operatives as a vice presidental possibility, is working to have hunting in our parks, hunting
which endangers tourists, children, and animals.

4. ROMNEY INTRODUCED BRUTAL RODEO OVER OBJECTIONS INTO THE SALT LAKE CITY OLYMPICS, TURNING THEM INTO BLOOD SPORTS PURVEYORS
Eric Mills of Action For Animals  http://afa-online.org was one of a group who met with Mitt Romney and other animal guardians who asked him not to introduce brutal rodeo to the Olympics. He would not cancel the rodeo, not even the most brutal event: calf roping which breaks the necks and legs of the innocent mammals. The Romneys sat in the stand cheering the calf roping event.

Rodeos frequently break the necks and legs of humans, calves and horses.

5. ROMNEY VETOED A BILL WHICH RECOGNIZES STUDENT RIGHT NOT TO DISSECT ANIMALS
Romney vetoed in 2004 a bill which would honor students' rights not to carve up living or dead animals in biology and medical school classes. As an explanation he wrote
. . . biomedical research is an important component of the CommonwealthÂ's economy and job creation. This bill would send the unintended message that animal research is frowned upon."
 http://neavs.org
 http://animalrights.net/2004/massachusetts-governor-vetoes-anti-dissection-bill/

6. ROMNEY BROKE MASSACHUSETTS LAW IN TRANSPORTING THE FAMILY DOG ON THE ROOF FOR 1200 MILES.

 http://dogsagainstromney.com

7. PACKING THE MASSACHUSETTS WILDLIFE AGENCY WITH HUNTERS

Romney appointed a raft of animal unfriendly people to the state Fisheries and Wildlife Board, says, HSUS, even though Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly passed a ballot measure calling for more animal protection..

8.ROMNEY SELECTED A BOWHUNTER AS HIS RUNNING MATE
It is indeed ironic that Matthew Scully, author of Dominion, wrote the convention acceptance of nomination speech for Paul Ryan, since this is what Matthew Scully has to say about bowhunting.
"Bow hunting is not only cruel, it's highly ineffective, with a 50 percent crippling loss, leaving victims to bleed to death, die of gangrene, or be killed by other predators. Some 'sport'! When was the last time you saw a Native American use bow and arrows?

4.5% of Americans hunt, most for meat, some for trophies or to inflict suffering. The only reason to use an arrow over a rifle is to inflict suffering on animals.

9. ROMNEY HAS RECEIVED BY FAR MORE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM BUTCHERS, ANIMAL RESEARCHERS, FACTORY FARMERS, HUNTERS.

Romney's list of corporate contributions includes thousands of animal abuse conglomerates such as those who contribute to the socalled Center For Consumer Freedom, an animal rights attack site.

10. FAST FOOD CONGLOMERATES LOVE ROMNEY

 http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/07/why-fast-food-loves-mitt-romney

11. ROMNEY IS FINANCIALLY LINKED TO THE MORMON ESTABLISHMENT ANIMAL ABUSE

gave to and received millions from the Mormon establishment whose Utah senators work to protect the many factory farms, ranches, and slaughterhouse operations owned by Mormons. Mormon controlled Utah is one of 2 states which have outlawed the filming of factory farms, slaughterhouses, fur farms, animal research operations. The LDS church owns the biggest animal concentration camp in Florida, Deseret Ranches, with holdings of over 312,000 acres in 3 Florida counties, as well as Farmland Reserve Ind, owning 228,000 acres in Nebraska, 51,600 in Osage County Oklahoma etc. etc.and gave Romney money to buy Bain Capital. When Ezra Taft Benson, Mormon, was Secretary of Agriculture in the Eisenhower administration, he heavily promoted animal flesh and dairy products.

12. HIS NETWORK CLEAR CHANNEL PROMOTES ANIMAL SUFFERING

advertised animal flesh constantly on illegally acquired Clear Channel, itself an illegal network. . Clear Channel stations constantly advertise animal and fish flesh, eggs and dairy. The US has the highest rate of food ads in the world. This is correlated to obesity, animal agony, and human disease. In addition some Clear Channel stations advertise stores selling spring bows and arrows, the barbaric sport of Paul Ryan. Romney's Clear Channel talk show hosts with few exceptions cut off animal rights callers.

13. TROPHY HUNTING

It is largely Republicans who belong to the Safari Club, a gathering of rich trophy hunters who go around the world murdering rare endangered species animals from helicopters or with highpowered rifles. There is a higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats who dine on osso buco (the flesh of a baby calf electroded away from his mother), caviar (eggs ripped from sturgeons), on pate de foie gras (made by forcefeeding geese with tubes stuck down their throats).

14. GLOBAL HEATING FROM REPUBLICAN POLICIES CAUSES FAMINE, DROUGHT TO ANIMALS AS WELL AS PEOPLE

Those who like Romney are invested in animal slaughter must be silent about their correlation to global heating, to famine, drought, many varieties of cancer, heart attacks and strokes, food poisoning, kidney breakdown, etc.

15. AS HEAD OF BAIN CAPITAL ROMNEY INVESTED IN ANIMAL SLAUGHTER IN SEVERAL WAYS

invested Bain Capital in animal slaughter as its president, CEO and only voting stock owner. Domino's Pizza is one of the meat purveyors that Romney bought.

16. IN MANY INSTANCES ROMNEY'S CLEAR CHANNEL STATIONS

advertise barbaric bow and arrow stores 14b. Some of them promote hunting by having weekly or daily hunting shows.
17. HORSE SLAUGHTER
At the request of the Humane Society of the US, PETA, and other groups, Congress passed a bill reintroducing horse slaughterhouses into the US, since the transportation of the horses to Mexico and Canada was even worse, with more cruel slaughterhouse conditions. This was a bipartisan effort about which animal rights activists have been divided.
18. DAIRY SUPPORTS
While Paul Ryan works to cut many social programs, he also worked to bring dairy supports to the obesity engendering, breast and prostate cancer causing, world food wasting, energy consuming dairy lobby of Wisconsin. Calves are electroschocked away from their mothers in order to be murdered for veal.

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The Mormon church to which Romney has given millions, a church which does less charity than others and which funnels the virtually forced tithing of its members into more businesses than other churches, helped Romney purchase Bain Capital and forbids caffein, dioxypurine, but is silent about the far more harmful and addictive trioxypurine (uric acid, pre-urine) in animal flesh, the chief cause of crippling arthritis. A US government study comparing Adventists (a religion promoting vegan diet) to Mormons, since neither group advocates smoking or drinking. The study found that the average 7th Day Adventist lives 7 years longer than the average Mormon.

Recently a study by Harvard, itself the biggest gobbler of vivisection dollars from the US Government with an investment portfolio heavily invested in animal flesh, nevertheless found with a 28 year study of 21,000 people that those who ate 3 ounces of mammal flesh daily were 13% more likely to die before the study was completed.

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PAUL RYAN'S RECORD OF HARMING ANIMALS

Ryan is a member of the blood sports caucus of Congress.

Normally psychopathic serial killers like to hide their deeds, but many bowhunters like Ted Nugent who threatened the life of President Obama recently and was questioned by the Secret Service like to advertise their sadism. Serial killers according to FBI and other profilers have had childhoods or young adulthoods as butchers, hunters, laboratory researchers, or backgrounds as trained killers in the military. Some bowhunters even form into groups called "Christian Bowhunters", the diabolical opposite of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. In the picture above, Rudolph has been slain but it is Ryan who has the red nose. Rifles are more accurate and less painful than bowhunting. The only reason for bowhunting is male ego or the desire to inflict pain. Arrow shafts go several inches into the muscles, the tendons, the eyes, the nose, the testicles or other parts of deer and other hunted animals. As Eric Mills and others have written, half of the victims of bowhunters die of gangrene or other effects of unremoved arrows. A former Cleveland Brown football player who has a talk show has stated he doesn't like bowhunting. A fawn wandered into his back yard, able to walk on only 3 legs with an arrow sticking out of the 4th.

Paul Ryan is a noodler. He likes to catch catfish barehanded, a practice illegal in 38 states. Does he then a. strangle them? b. throw them in a corner slowly to suffocate c. chop off their heads d. throw them back having harmed them for 'sport'.

Why does he enjoy inflicting pain on helpless voiceless creatures?

Wisconsin has had more acknowledged Mad Deer (cervine spongiform encephalopathy) than any other state. Stalking hunters have been angered by the very careful investigation by the natural resources department of the state, to the point that Republican governor Walker, still in office because of Republican vote fraud in Wisconsin, and other Wisconsin Republican leaders in the state have promised to reduce the control of the wildlife department, thus endangering stalking hunters and all others in the state who eat lethally infected venison.

Only 4.5% of our nation kill mammals in blood sport or for meat. Nonegotistical hunters who want meat for their tables but do not like to cause unnecessary suffering use rifles not bows and arrows. One deer was seen still alive with 12 arrows sticking into him.

Ryan also in Congress voted against protecting horses as well as opposing endangered species legislation.

As head of the House budget committee, Ryan engineered hundreds of billions of dollars at a time to the illegal war in Afghanistan, thereby causing untold numbers of animals, birds to be crushed by tanks, burned and bombed, etc.

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Noodling catfish is illegal in several states. Has Ryan broken the law?

Catfish are bottom feeders, meaning that like shellfish they are coprophagous, eating the waste of others... to eat them is a good way to contract hepatitis.

Picture is of bowhunter Paul Ryan with a deer he murdered.

Issues2000 does not consider the animal rights movement supported by billions
around the world to be important enough to list. Votesmart says it has no key
votes of Romney on this issue, underlining he has had no federal experience but
ignoring his 4 years as Massachusetts governor.

 http://www.petitiononline.com/lovepigs

Writer doesn't know the politics of Jenny Brown but recommends her excellent
interview on the Diane Rehm Show.

 http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2012-08-06/jenny-brown-lucky-ones-my-passionat\
e-fight-farm-animals

homepage: homepage:  http://factsaboutromney.wordpress.com/romneyenvironmentrecord

Romney Ryan Record Of Animal Abuse.. Has Involved Many Brutal and 2 Illegal Practices

In 1997 Romney bought German animal torture company Behring and expanded its animal research to Miami, Florida renaming it Dade Behring. He invested in
slaughterhouse products, brought brutal rodeo into the nonviolent Olympics, had an aggressive promotion of toxic animal flesh ads on Clear Channel, refused to sign a bill acknowledging the right of students to refuse to dissect animals in biology classes, filled the state wildlife agency with that 4.5% of the population which hunts,
treated his family dog terribly while breaking Massachusetts law. He has harmed millions of animals. He said "I've always been a rodent and rabbit hunter." Rob Portman, touted as a possible vice presidential candidate, is a leader of the drive to bring hunters into the national parks, endangering citizens, their children, and international tourists, not to mention the animals. Paul Ryan voted no on protecting horses and burros. Ryan has voted consistently for rancher and dairy industry subsidies which benefit Wisconsin agribusiness cartels.

Romney-Ryan Record Of Abusing Cows, Pigs, Sheep, Horses, Dogs, Cats, Deer, Turkeys Etc Edit

MITT ROMNEY

 http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1638065,00.html

Romney initiated, despite the protest of many humane societies and animal rights groups, brutal calf roping rodeos in the Olympics, events in which calves, horses and bulls have their necks broken, their legs fractured. Romney, prevented Massachusetts students from avoiding brutal dissection, kept hunters and fishers disproportionately on Massachusetts agencies, bought vivisection companies, tithes to the Mormon church which owns the biggest cattle ranch in Florida etc.

1. ANIMALS KILLED IN WARS

Romney has supported and continues to support
every illegal animal-bombing war of our government, (wanting 50,000 more troops but not his own 5 sons to go to war). In the wars he supported, bears have been sealed forever into caves in which they hibernated, birds have been burned by bombs, animals have been blinded, donkeys and dogs have been shot at checkpoints, dogs have been blown apart as minesniffers, dolphins forced into being bomb carriers, etc.

2. ROMNEY PURCHASE OR PROMOTION OF ANIMAL RESEARCH (VIVISECTION) COMPANIES

Romney bought a German vivisection company Behring in 1997 as CEO and the only voting stockholder of Bain Capital, which entity he acquired with the help of LDS capital. He renamed Behring Dade Behring and expanded its animal research to include Miami Florida. That company is now Siemens. In addition he invited vivisector (animal researcher) Bristol Myers Squibb to Massachusetts. He was on the board of Damon Clinical Laboratories, an animal research company which had to pay 83 million dollars in fines for Medicare fraud.

 link to www.peta.org

 http://vet.sagepub.com/content/32/1/78.full.pdf

3. RYAN ROMNEY'S SELECTED VP CANDIDATE VOTED FOR HUNTING IN OUR NATIONAL PARKS
Paul Ryan, Romney's pick for the Republican VP candidate, voted to bring hunting to our national parks. Where do you stand, Mr Romney, on Mormon senator Tester, a cattle rancher, leading the Senate Republican drive to have hunters stalk animals in our
national parks? In addition, Senator Rob Portman, Romney's debate coach, once touted by Romney operatives as a vice presidental possibility, is working to have hunting in our parks, hunting
which endangers tourists, children, and animals.

4. ROMNEY INTRODUCED BRUTAL RODEO OVER OBJECTIONS INTO THE SALT LAKE CITY OLYMPICS, TURNING THEM INTO BLOOD SPORTS PURVEYORS

Eric Mills of Action For Animals  http://afa-online.org was one of a group who met with Mitt Romney and other animal guardians who asked him not to introduce brutal rodeo to the Olympics. He would not cancel the rodeo, not even the most brutal event: calf roping which breaks the necks and legs of the innocent mammals. The Romneys sat in the stand cheering the calf roping event.

Rodeos frequently break the necks and legs of humans, calves and horses.

5. ROMNEY VETOED A BILL WHICH RECOGNIZES STUDENT RIGHT NOT TO DISSECT ANIMALS

Romney vetoed in 2004 a bill which would honor students' rights not to carve up living or dead animals in biology and medical school classes. As an explanation he wrote

. . . biomedical research is an important component of the CommonwealthÂ's economy and job creation. This bill would send the unintended message that animal research is frowned upon."

 http://neavs.org

 http://animalrights.net/2004/massachusetts-governor-vetoes-anti-dissection-bill/

6. ROMNEY BROKE MASSACHUSETTS LAW IN TRANSPORTING THE FAMILY DOG ON THE ROOF FOR 1200 MILES.

 http://dogsagainstromney.com

7. PACKING THE MASSACHUSETTS WILDLIFE AGENCY WITH HUNTERS

Romney appointed a raft of animal unfriendly people to the state Fisheries and Wildlife Board, says, HSUS, even though Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly passed a ballot measure calling for more animal protection..

8.ROMNEY SELECTED A BOWHUNTER AS HIS RUNNING MATE

It is indeed ironic that Matthew Scully, author of Dominion, wrote the convention acceptance of nomination speech for Paul Ryan, since this is what Matthew Scully has to say about bowhunting.

"Bow hunting is not only cruel, it's highly ineffective, with a 50 percent crippling loss, leaving victims to bleed to death, die of gangrene, or be killed by other predators. Some 'sport'! When was the last time you saw a Native American use bow and arrows?

4.5% of Americans hunt, most for meat, some for trophies or to inflict suffering. The only reason to use an arrow over a rifle is to inflict suffering on animals.

9. ROMNEY HAS RECEIVED BY FAR MORE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM BUTCHERS, ANIMAL RESEARCHERS, FACTORY FARMERS, HUNTERS.

Romney's list of corporate contributions includes thousands of animal abuse conglomerates such as those who contribute to the socalled Center For Consumer Freedom, an animal rights attack site.

10. FAST FOOD CONGLOMERATES LOVE ROMNEY

 http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/07/why-fast-food-loves-mitt-romney

11. ROMNEY IS FINANCIALLY LINKED TO THE MORMON ESTABLISHMENT ANIMAL ABUSE

gave to and received millions from the Mormon establishment whose Utah senators work to protect the many factory farms, ranches, and slaughterhouse operations owned by Mormons. Mormon controlled Utah is one of 2 states which have outlawed the filming of factory farms, slaughterhouses, fur farms, animal research operations. The LDS church owns the biggest animal concentration camp in Florida, Deseret Ranches, with holdings of over 312,000 acres in 3 Florida counties, as well as Farmland Reserve Ind, owning 228,000 acres in Nebraska, 51,600 in Osage County Oklahoma etc. etc.and gave Romney money to buy Bain Capital. When Ezra Taft Benson, Mormon, was Secretary of Agriculture in the Eisenhower administration, he heavily promoted animal flesh and dairy products.

12. HIS NETWORK CLEAR CHANNEL PROMOTES ANIMAL SUFFERING

advertised animal flesh constantly on illegally acquired Clear Channel, itself an illegal network. . Clear Channel stations constantly advertise animal and fish flesh, eggs and dairy. The US has the highest rate of food ads in the world. This is correlated to obesity, animal agony, and human disease. In addition some Clear Channel stations advertise stores selling spring bows and arrows, the barbaric sport of Paul Ryan. Romney's Clear Channel talk show hosts with few exceptions cut off animal rights callers.

13. TROPHY HUNTING

It is largely Republicans who belong to the Safari Club, a gathering of rich trophy hunters who go around the world murdering rare endangered species animals from helicopters or with highpowered rifles. There is a higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats who dine on osso buco (the flesh of a baby calf electroded away from his mother), caviar (eggs ripped from sturgeons), on pate de foie gras (made by forcefeeding geese with tubes stuck down their throats).

14. GLOBAL HEATING FROM REPUBLICAN POLICIES CAUSES FAMINE, DROUGHT TO ANIMALS AS WELL AS PEOPLE

Those who like Romney are invested in animal slaughter must be silent about their correlation to global heating, to famine, drought, many varieties of cancer, heart attacks and strokes, food poisoning, kidney breakdown, etc.

15. AS HEAD OF BAIN CAPITAL ROMNEY INVESTED IN ANIMAL SLAUGHTER IN SEVERAL WAYS

invested Bain Capital in animal slaughter as its president, CEO and only voting stock owner. Domino's Pizza is one of the meat purveyors that Romney bought.

16. IN MANY INSTANCES ROMNEY'S CLEAR CHANNEL STATIONS

advertise barbaric bow and arrow stores 14b. Some of them promote hunting by having weekly or daily hunting shows.

17. HORSE SLAUGHTER

At the request of the Humane Society of the US, PETA, and other groups, Congress passed a bill reintroducing horse slaughterhouses into the US, since the transportation of the horses to Mexico and Canada was even worse, with more cruel slaughterhouse conditions. This was a bipartisan effort about which animal rights activists have been divided.

18. Unfortunately politics forces us to take sides. Please side with the innocent voiceless and helpless animals.

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The Mormon church to which Romney has given millions, a church which does less charity than others and which funnels the virtually forced tithing of its members into more businesses than other churches, helped Romney purchase Bain Capital and forbids caffein, dioxypurine, but is silent about the far more harmful and addictive trioxypurine (uric acid, pre-urine) in animal flesh, the chief cause of crippling arthritis. A US government study comparing Adventists (a religion promoting vegan diet) to Mormons, since neither group advocates smoking or drinking. The study found that the average 7th Day Adventist lives 7 years longer than the average Mormon.

Recently a study by Harvard, itself the biggest gobbler of vivisection dollars from the US Government with an investment portfolio heavily invested in animal flesh, nevertheless found with a 28 year study of 21,000 people that those who ate 3 ounces of mammal flesh daily were 13% more likely to die before the study was completed.

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PAUL RYAN'S RECORD OF HARMING ANIMALS

Ryan is a member of the blood sports caucus of Congress.

Normally psychopathic serial killers like to hide their deeds, but many bowhunters like Ted Nugent who threatened the life of President Obama recently and was questioned by the Secret Service like to advertise their sadism. Serial killers according to FBI and other profilers have had childhoods or young adulthoods as butchers, hunters, laboratory researchers, or backgrounds as trained killers in the military. Some bowhunters even form into groups called "Christian Bowhunters", the diabolical opposite of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. In the picture above, Rudolph has been slain but it is Ryan who has the red nose. Is it from the cold or alcohol? Rifles are more accurate and less painful than bowhunting. The only reason for bowhunting is male ego. Arrow shafts go several inches into the muscles, the tendons, the eyes, the nose, the testicles or other parts of deer and other hunted animals.

Paul Ryan is a noodler. He likes to catch catfish barehanded, a practice illegal in 38 states. Does he then a. strangle them? b. throw them in a corner slowly to suffocate c. chop off their heads d. throw them back having harmed them for 'sport'.

Why does he enjoy inflicting pain on helpless voiceless creatures?

Wisconsin has had more acknowledged Mad Deer (cervine spongiform encephalopathy) than any other state. Stalking hunters have been angered by the very careful investigation by the natural resources department of the state, to the point that Republican governor Walker, still in office because of Republican vote fraud in Wisconsin, and other Wisconsin Republican leaders in the state have promised to reduce the control of the wildlife department, thus endangering stalking hunters and everyone else in the state who eats lethally infected venison.

Only 4.5% of our nation kill mammals in blood sport or for meat. Nonegotistical hunters who want meat for their tables but do not like to cause unnecessary suffering use rifles not bows and arrows. One deer was seen still alive with 12 arrows sticking into him.

Ryan also in Congress voted against protecting horses as well as opposing endangered species legislation.

As head of the House budget committee, Ryan engineered hundreds of billions of dollars at a time to the illegal war in Afghanistan, thereby causing untold numbers of animals, birds to be crushed by tanks, burned and bombed, etc.

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Noodling catfish is illegal in several states. Has Ryan broken the law?

Catfish are bottom feeders, meaning that like shellfish they are coprophagous, eating the waste of others... to eat them is a good way to contract hepatitis.

Picture is of bowhunter Paul Ryan with a deer he murdered.

Issues2000 does not consider the animal rights movement supported by billions
around the world to be important enough to list. Votesmart says it has no key
votes of Romney on this issue, underlining he has had no federal experience but
ignoring his 4 years as Massachusetts governor.

 http://www.petitiononline.com/lovepigs

Writer doesn't know the politics of Jenny Brown but recommends her excellent
interview on the Diane Rehm Show.

 http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2012-08-06/jenny-brown-lucky-ones-my-passionat\
e-fight-farm-animals
Oregon Judge Says Romney Probably Guilty of Animal Abuse user img

The picture is inaccurate since there are at least 78.2 million dog guardians in the country.

 http://www.dogsagainstromney.com/

BREAKING: Judge Says Mitt Romney "Probably" Guilty of Animal Abuse

A judge in an Oregon courtroom Friday made it clear he believes Mitt Romney "probably" would have been found guilty of animal abuse for strapping his crated dog to the roof of a car for a 12-hour trip. Multnomah County Circuit Judge Kenneth Walker made the statement in open court during the trial of two Oregon men charged with second-degree animal abuse.

As reported in The Oregonian, the two men were arrested after accidentally dragging their dog behind a truck. The question put before the court was this: Is it a crime to tie a dog to a car, forget about it, then drive off?

While arguing in her clients' defense, attorney Lisa Pardini said to Judge Walker that even people in prominent positions of power sometimes make bad decisions, using Mitt Romney as an example.

"Our presidential candidate tied up a dog and drove off with him for quite a while," Pardini said.

To that, Judge Walker said: "I would have probably found him guilty for that."

Ultimately, Judge Walker agreed with the defense, finding the two men were "negligent" but not guilty of animal abuse. The dog survived the incident.

Source: Amy Green, The Oregonian

U.S. Pet Ownership StatisticsThe Humane Society of the United States

Dogs

There are approximately 78.2 million owned dogs in the United States
Thirty-nine percent of U.S. households own at least one dog
Most owners (60 percent) own one dog
Twenty-eight percent of owners own two dogs
Twelve percent of owners own three or more dogs
On average, owners have almost two dogs (1.69 percent)
The proportion of male to female dogs is even
Twenty-one percent of owned dogs were adopted from an animal shelter
On average, dog owners spent $248 on veterinary visits (vaccine, well visits) annually
Seventy-eight percent of owned dogs are spayed or neutered

Cats

There are approximately 86.4 million owned cats in the United States
Thirty-three percent of U.S. households own at least one cat
Fifty-two percent of owners own more than one cat
On average, owners have two cats (2.2)
More female cats are owned than male cats (80 percent vs. 65 percent respectively)
Twenty-one percent of owned cats were adopted from an animal shelter
Cat owners spent an average of $219 on routine veterinary visits
Eighty-eight percent of owned cats are spayed or neutered

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Vote for Animals and People 03.Nov.2012 18:41

Know Obama's record of killing people.!

NERMEEN SHAIKH: We turn now to the Obama administration's secret overseas drone war.


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I want to make sure that people understand, actually, drones have not caused a huge number of civilian casualties. For the most part, they have been very precise precision strikes against al-Qaeda and their affiliates. And we are very careful in terms of how it's been applied. So, I think that there's this perception somehow that we're just sending in a whole bunch of strikes willy-nilly. This is a targeted, focused effort at people who are on a list of active terrorists who are trying to go in and harm Americans, hit American facilities, American bases, and so on. It is important for everybody to understand that this thing is kept on a very tight leash.

NERMEEN SHAIKH: That was President Obama speaking earlier this year defending his administration's use of drones, which have been used to carry out assassinations in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia. While the administration has repeatedly defended the program, a new joint report by the Stanford and New York University law schools on the use of drones in Pakistan reveal the strikes have killed far more civilians than American officials have previously acknowledged. In addition, the study says the drones have alienated the Pakistani public and undermined international law. The new report is called "Living Under Drones: Death, Injury, and Trauma to Civilians from US Drone Practices in Pakistan." This is an interview the researchers did with one of the survivors of a drone attack.


DRONE ATTACK SURVIVOR: [translated] It was Ramadan. We were about to break our fast with the children. We took a bite, said our prayers. The children had just started eating when the missile struck. My two sons and I were outside, but everyone inside was killed. Three people were killed: my brother, my brother's son and my brother-in-law.

NERMEEN SHAIKH: The report also examined the underreported psychological impact of drone warfare on the local community in the Pakistani area of Waziristan. The report says the drone strikes, quote, "terrorize men, women, and children, giving rise to anxiety and psychological trauma among civilian communities. Those living under drones have to face the constant worry that a deadly strike may be fired at any moment, and the knowledge that they are powerless to protect themselves." A local from Waziristan explained the psychological terror caused by drones.


WAZIRISTAN LOCAL 1: [translated] The drones are having a really bad effect on this area. Everyone is under so much psychological pressure that many have to go to the city to see a doctor.

AMY GOODMAN: The new drone study concludes most of the militants killed in the strikes have been low-level targets whose deaths have failed to make the United States any safer. Just 2 percent of drone attack victims are said to be top militant leaders.

Well, for more, we're joined by two of the authors of the report. In Stanford, California, we're joined by James Cavallaro. He is the director of the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic at Stanford University, as well as a Standford law professor. And here in New York, we're joined by Sarah Knuckey. She is a professor at New York University's law school. She's the former adviser to the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions.

We welcome you both to Democracy Now! Professor Knuckey, let's start with you, why you did this drone report, to begin with, and what you found going over.

SARAH KNUCKEY: The dominant narrative that we receive from the U.S. government and in most mainstream media accounts is that drones are surgically precise and effective toward securing U.S. safety. We wanted to go to Pakistan and speak with people who live in the areas where drones fly frequently, with medical doctors, with psychiatrists, with journalists and humanitarian workers that work in North Waziristan, to ask them how and if the drones are impacting their lives.

What we found, much to our surprise, was, first of all, that there is significant evidence of civilian casualties. Most reliable evidence indicates between 400 and 800 civilian casualties since 2004. Second, that more than the deaths and injuries to civilians, there's broad mental health impacts for people. They are unable to protect themselves from the drones, which fly 24 hours a day. Because the drones are very precise, in a certain sense, you never know whether it might hit your vehicle or your home or your child's school. Even the medical doctors and journalists felt, even though they knew they were safer than most civilians, that they felt unable to go about their daily lives without a constant sense of fear. Because of that fear, people change their daily practices in really important ways. Medical doctors will not go to a drone strike zone within six hours, because they fear being themselves struck in a secondary strike. Journalists and medical doctors, when they go to the market, when they drive their car, they feel this fear. Some parents admitted—and they were embarrassed to admit this, but they admitted that they wouldn't send their children to school at certain times, because they were worried about strikes. The jurga, which is an extremely important community mechanism for resolving disputes—there was a significant strike on a jurga. Those people said they had the jurga in a public place because they felt safe, they knew they were civilian. But they were hit, and so now people are afraid to meet in public spaces to resolve disputes.

NERMEEN SHAIKH: Can you say something, Sarah, about the significance of what are called secondary strikes and how that has prevented people, like medics and so on, going to areas where strikes have already occurred?

SARAH KNUCKEY: There's now significant evidence of what are called "double tap" or secondary or third strikes, where there will be a first strike on a target—a vehicle, perhaps, or a home—and then when further people come to the area of that strike, there will be a second strike upon those that have come to rescue them or to assist those who have been victimized. It's because of this that we were told by humanitarian organizations that they don't attend to drone strike areas within six hours, to prevent risk to their staff.

AMY GOODMAN: Over the summer, the U.N.'s top human rights official, Navi Pillay, raised concerns about the drones' legality while speaking before the U.N. Human Rights Council.


NAVI PILLAY: It is unclear that all persons targeted are combatant or directly participating in hostilities. I remind states of their international obligation to take all necessary precautions to ensure that the use of drones comply with international law. I urge them to conduct investigations that are transparent, credible and independent and to provide victims with effective remedies.

AMY GOODMAN: Professor Sarah Knuckey, your response to Navi Pillay?

SARAH KNUCKEY: It's very difficult to have a serious, in-depth legal conversation here, because we're essentially operating in an information black hole. For years, the U.S. government has refused to provide any information. The U.N. has been making calls for accountability and transparency since at least 2003 with respect to drone strikes. The U.S. government won't release even the Department of Justice legal memoranda, which explain the legal basis for the strikes. There have been, within the last two years, a small number of very short speeches by government officials which explain the legal basis. Civil society, both domestic and internationally, have been calling for years for the U.S. government to explain how it is that these strikes are lawful, and it so far has refused to do so with the depth that we need.

In addition, there are particular practices which cause significant concern from an international law perspective. This concerns especially the double strikes that we mentioned earlier. It also concerns so-called "signature strikes," where strikes are carried out not on a known, named target, but on a person based on a pattern of behavior or life analysis. We don't know what criteria those strikes are carried out. And because of the large numbers of civilian casualties that have been recorded, there's a concern about whether strikes are complying with appropriate precautions in attack, as well as discrimination between terrorists or militants and civilians.

NERMEEN SHAIKH: I want to bring in James Cavallaro into the conversation, the co-author of the report at Stanford University Law School. James, can you elaborate a little about the places you went to in Pakistan, the people, the number of people you spoke with, and what most surprised you, compared to other reports, for example, that have come out on drone attacks and their implications?

JAMES CAVALLARO: Well, we took two research trips to Pakistan for a significant number of days each time, and we were able to meet with about 70 individuals who had experienced drones and their very negative effects in a direct way. So, these were people either who had been struck by drones themselves or had been maimed, seriously injured, or people who had lost a close relative—a son, a brother, an uncle or more, as in the video we saw a bit earlier—or they were people who lived under the constant presence of drones. We also, of course, did online research, books, spoke with experts, spoke with journalists, spoke with analysts, gathered as much information as we possibly could, went through all the strike data aggregators, so that we could see and cross-reference information and find out what was going on. But what we were able to do, which is exceptionally difficult in Pakistan, was to speak with people who have direct life experience of living in communities in which drones hover 24 hours a day.

Now, you've already mentioned the misinformation that unfortunately has been the dominant narrative of the administration regarding the number of civilian casualties. So, one finding that we were able to include in the report is that the narrative of no civilian casualties or almost no civilian casualties is simply false.

But above and beyond that, what we found—and this was something that really affected us and was something that we tried to make as clear as possible in the report—is that apart from the deaths and the maimings and the injuries, apart from that, there is a constant effect that people who live in these areas of northwest Pakistan—there are experiences, there are effects that are quite serious that everyone in the community—men, women, children, anyone and everyone—feel and experience on an everyday basis. Drones flying overhead, they make a buzzing sound. If you're under those drones, you know, as Sarah said earlier, that they can fire down at any time, and they can fire down on anyone. And if you are within strike distance in the blast radius of a strike, it doesn't matter that they're not striking you. You—shrapnel and the blast of drones and, in particular, of the Hellfire missiles that they fire, they don't discriminate. Maybe the operators discriminate—and again, how they discriminate is an open question, and we can talk about that. But once the missiles hit, those within a radius of danger are subject to death or serious injury. And so, the consequence of this are the psychological effects and also significant effects on Pakistani society, on local society. People are afraid to congregate in groups of three or four. People don't go to rescue maybe close relatives or friends when a drone missile has struck. People don't go to funerals of community members that they would go to funerals of. In short, there's a breakdown in basic social engagement that we've documented, and what it adds up to is thousands of people living in a region where drones cause them to experience life as though they were in a war zone. And the last time I checked, the United States had not declared war on Pakistan.

AMY GOODMAN: I want to go to another clip of an interview you did in Waziristan of a local resident discussing his views of the drones.


WAZIRISTAN LOCAL 2: [translated] We don't know why there are drone attacks in our area. But it's Americans doing this, to end the lives of Muslims.


WAZIRISTAN LOCAL 1: [translated] It is our plea that the drone attacks upon us be stopped, because the American government is oppressing us without reason.

AMY GOODMAN: And now let's go to President Obama. Earlier this month, he publicly disclosed what he says are his administration's criteria for carrying out drone strikes and targeted assassinations abroad. He was speaking on CNN in some of his most extensive comments on the drone attacks to date.


PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: It has to be a target that is authorized by our laws. It has to be a threat that is serious and not speculative. It has to be a situation in which we can't capture the individual before they move forward on some sort of operational plot against the United States. And this is an example of where I think there's been some misreporting. Our preference is always to capture if we can, because we can gather intelligence. But a lot of the terrorist networks that target the United States, the most dangerous ones, operate in very remote regions, and it's very difficult to capture them. And we've got to make sure that in whatever operations we conduct, you know, we are very careful about avoiding civilian casualties.

AMY GOODMAN: Those are President Obama's comments days after at least 11 civilians were killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, including three children. Professor James Cavallaro at Stanford Law School, can you respond to what President Obama said in that CNN interview with Jessica Yellin?

JAMES CAVALLARO: Well, first, one of the biggest issues—and Sarah has highlighted this—is that what President Obama and the administration are asking us to do is to trust them: "We're doing this very carefully. We're not going to tell you the precise criteria. We're not going to tell you who we've killed. We're not going to provide that information. We're even going to deny for months and years that this program exists. But trust us, we're following all the rules." So, as a citizen, as someone who believes in democracy and democratic accountability, that concerns me, one.

Two, the criteria that the president mentions are ones all of which must be complied with in order for a strike to be legal, and we have significant evidence demonstrating that there is reason to doubt that those criteria had been met. So, he mentions, for instance, that there must be an imminent threat that's posed. Well, we know, for instance, that there have been people who have been on lists to be killed for periods that go on at times for days and weeks and months. So, how is it that a person poses an imminent threat over a period of months, and there's no opportunity to capture that person?

But I think perhaps the most damning bit of evidence here is, most of the focus and, in the first clip that you played, the discussion centers on which individuals are placed on target lists, and I think that diverts attention from where, unfortunately, most of the killing has occurred, which is in the signature strikes. So, let me go to the numbers. Something on the order of 2 percent of those who have been killed have been identified as, quote-unquote, "high-value" targets, which means that 98 percent are not. So those who are being killed on a routine basis, unfortunately, are either low-level combatants or civilians. And what are the criteria for those strikes? And here's the answer: it's a pattern of life. It's what a drone operator in Creech, Nevada, or in Langley, Virginia, or wherever that person may be—and we're only speculating—sees on a video screen and what he or she believes constitutes activity that is a threat to the United States, an imminent threat, in a situation where a person cannot be arrested, etc. That's the basis. But that basis has not been made express. And that basis, we know from the results, has led to many civilian deaths. So, we've got a lot of reason to question what the president has said and a lot of reason to question that laws are being complied with. That's why one of our principal recommendations-slash-requests is that all the information that's available be provided.

And finally—this is something that I think has to be emphasized and cannot be emphasized enough—the New York Times reported—and I have not heard the administration deny this in a way that's credible—so the New York Times reported in May of this year that the administration considers that all adult males killed in drone strikes are combatants. Now think about that for a minute. What it authorizes authorities to do is to kill first, knowing that afterwards whoever is killed will be termed a combatant, unless there is posthumous evidence of that person's innocence. I think that fact, which is extraordinarily damning, helps to explain the unreal numbers that the government has been churning and issuing to us for months and years. But it's a fact that ought to cause us very, very significant concern as citizens of the United States and as people who are concerned about what the most powerful government in the world is doing.

NERMEEN SHAIKH: Sarah Knuckey, in addition to what James has said you concluded in the report, people who defend drone strikes do so on the basis that they are—as, again, what James said—they get high-value targets with minimal civilian casualties. Of course, this is not what you find in your report. But you also conclude in the report that U.S. strikes have facilitated recruitment to violent, non-state armed groups like al-Qaeda, etc., and motivated further violent attacks. Can you elaborate on that?

SARAH KNUCKEY: One of the things we found is, first of all, the strikes are extraordinarily unpopular in Pakistan. Only 17 percent of people support them. So, quantitative polling shows clearly that some 75 percent of Pakistanis now consider the United States an enemy. The drone strikes have increased resentment towards this government.

NERMEEN SHAIKH: Pakistan, which is supposed to be one of the key allies of the U.S. in the war on terror.

SARAH KNUCKEY: What we also found through interviews was that a number of people said that they wanted revenge, that their family members were killed, there would be blood for blood, and that the injuries and deaths that they had suffered made them, as you would expect, extremely angry towards the United States government. And a number of professional people we interviewed also stated that they had known people motivated to join the Taliban in Afghanistan to fight against U.S. forces because of their anger about particular drone strikes.

AMY GOODMAN: Finally, I wanted to ask you, Sarah Knuckey, about international law and the message this sends to other countries. This news is just out today, that Iran has unveiled what it says is a new indigenous long-range unmanned drone capable of flying over most of the Middle East. The Shahed 129 has a range of 1,240 miles and could be equipped with bombs and missiles, according to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps.

SARAH KNUCKEY: Iran is one of an estimated 76 countries who now are developing or have drone technology. At the moment, U.S. exports have been fairly restricted because of export controls, although some government officials in the United States, as well as drone manufacturers, have been working very hard the last couple of years to reduce those export controls. The Pentagon, it was just announced, released information that some 66 countries would now be given permission to purchase drones from United States manufacturers. The proliferation, we've been tracking it over the last couple of years, and it's increased rapidly. The concerns from it are obvious.

NERMEEN SHAIKH: But no other country uses drones to carry out strikes, though, right? They're used mostly for surveillance?

SARAH KNUCKEY: There's only been one unconfirmed report of another country carrying out a targeted killing via drone strike, and that was a reported strike in Egypt, reportedly by Israel.

AMY GOODMAN: And when was that?

SARAH KNUCKEY: This year.

AMY GOODMAN: Well, we're going to leave it there. I want to thank you, Sarah Knuckey, an NYU Law School professor, former adviser to the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, co-authored the new report, "Living Under Drones: Death, Injury, and Trauma to Civilians from US Drone Practices in Pakistan." The co-author of that report, James Cavallaro, the director of the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic at Stanford University, a Stanford law professor. Thanks so much, both, for joining us. And we'll link to your report at democracynow.org. We'll be back in a minute.