REPUBLICAN STEVE KING doesn’t understand the difference between humans choosing to fight one another in the sport of boxing, versus dogs forced into fighting by men who get their kicks out of what amounts to torturing animals.
KING: When the legislation that passed in the farm bill that says that it’s a federal crime to watch animals fight or to induce someone else to watch an animal fight but it’s not a federal crime to induce somebody to watch people fighting, there’s something wrong with the priorities of people that think like that.
As an animal lover, someone who has saved the lives of domestic animals, as well as wildlife around us, including a fox, civil words fail on what I’d like to write about Mr. King.
When I parked my car a few months back, the Maserati in front of where I parked had a “fox hunting” license plate. I left a note under the windshield, because it incensed me so. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of being in the presence of one of these beautiful creatures, the sight of dogs ripping it to shreds for human enjoyment is revolting.
I feel the same way about hunters who don’t bag, clean and prepare their kill when hunting. Even Ted Nugent has enough respect for what he hunts and kills to do this.