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Humane Society Legislative Fund Endorses Senator Santorum in Pennsylvania

October 12, 2006

Animal Welfare Group Urges Pennsylvania Voters to Reelect Santorum for Senate on November 7th, Announces Other Endorsements for Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON — Citing him as “one of the leading animal welfare advocates in the entire U.S. Senate,” the Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) announced that it has enthusiastically endorsed Senator Rick Santorum in his re-election bid to the U.S. Senate for Pennsylvania. HSLF based the endorsement on Santorum’s long-standing record of support for animal welfare, his active leadership on humane issues, and his tangible record of success on these issues.

“There is no stronger animal welfare advocate in Congress than Senator Santorum,” said Sara Amundson, executive director of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. “Santorum has been one of our most determined and effective leaders in fighting for public policies to halt cruelty and abuse. In order to pass humane laws, we need humane lawmakers like Senator Santorum. Pennsylvanians who care about animals should support his re-election.”

HSLF noted that Santorum has provided leadership year after year in seeking higher levels of funding for enforcement of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act and the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), including the provisions in the AWA relating to better enforcement of the prohibitions against dogfighting and cockfighting. He has led the fight for increased funding, working most recently in concert with Senator Carl Levin, for higher funding levels.

Santorum’s actions, and those of his colleagues to support his efforts, have boosted funding for enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act by 81% (a cumulative increase of $32 million) over the past six years, which has enabled the agency to hire dozens more inspectors to look out for the welfare of animals at research laboratories, puppy mills, zoos, and the like. These funding increases have also directed the USDA to spend $14 million specifically to ensure better compliance with the humane slaughter law. Before then, there had never been funds specifically designated for this purpose, and the agency had not taken seriously its enforcement responsibilities under this law, which literally affects billions of animals. And Congress has targeted $800,000 in each of the past few years for USDA to focus on animal fighting cases.

“We need laws to protect animals, but we also need those laws to be enforced,” said added Amundson. “Senator Santorum has worked in a bipartisan fashion to secure millions in funding so that animal welfare laws can be better enforced.”

In addition, Santorum has been a lead cosponsor of the Animal Fighting Prohibition and Enforcement Act, S. 382, a bill to establish felony-level penalties for transporting animals for fighting purposes across state lines. Santorum worked to get this measure to the floor for a vote of the full Senate, and the measure passed unanimously. This legislation is more crucial than ever given the threat of bird flu posed by the illegal transportation of roosters for cockfighting, and the human fatalities from bird flu that have been linked to cockfighting in southeast Asia. He is working hard to get the House to consider the legislation and send it to President Bush for his signature.

Also, HSLF recognized Santorum’s efforts to provide protections for dogs sold by large, commercial breeders to the public. He has been the lead Senator on this issue during his entire Senate career, and has introduced legislation, the Pet Animal Welfare Statute (PAWS), S. 1139, to crack down on abusive “puppy mills” that treat the dogs like they are production machines. Pennsylvania is one of the country’s hotspots for puppy mill operations, making Senator Santorum’s leadership especially important on this issue.

Santorum’s support has helped pass important animal protection laws during his career in the Senate, including legislation that barred the interstate and foreign shipment of birds for cockfighting, stopped the trade in tigers and other big cats as exotic pets, and created a national sanctuary system for retired chimpanzees no longer used in medical research. He has also supported a raft of other animal protection measures, including efforts to ban horse slaughter for human consumption, to add a bittering agent to anti-freeze to make the substance unpalatable to animals and children, to protect dolphins from drowning in tuna nets, to prohibit the sale of bear parts such as gall bladders, and to include animals in disaster plans. Additionally, during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, his efforts in tandem with Senator John Ensign caused the White House to pay closer attention to the plight of animals impacted by the disaster.

HSLF is a nonpartisan organization that evaluates candidates based only on a single criterion: where they stand on animal welfare. HSLF does not judge candidates based on party affiliation or any other issue. A complete list of HSLF’s endorsements is available online at www.humanevoting.com.

For the U.S. House of Representatives, HSLF is backing Robert Brady (D-1st), Chaka Fattah (D-2nd), Phil English (R-3rd), Jim Gerlach (R-6th), Curt Weldon (R-7th), Mike Fitzpatrick (R-8th), Bill Shuster (R-9th), Chris Carney (D-10th), Paul Kanjorski (D-11th), John Murtha (D-12th), Allyson Schwartz (D-13th), Mike Doyle (D-14th), Charles Dent (R-15th), Joe Pitts (R-16th), Tim Holden (D-17th), and Todd Platts (R-19th).

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Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) is a social welfare organization incorporated under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. HSLF works to pass animal protection laws at the state and federal level, to educate the public about animal protection issues, and to support humane candidates for office. Contributions or gifts to HSLF are not tax deductible. Your donation may be used for lobbying to pass laws to protect animals, as well as for political purposes, such as supporting or opposing candidates. HSLF does not accept contributions from business corporations or labor organizations. On the web at www.hslf.org.

Media Contact: Julia Janak, [email protected], (425) 208-1684
 
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Senator Santorum has worked in a bipartisan fashion to secure millions in funding so that animal welfare laws can be better enforced.”

There is no stronger animal welfare advocate in Congress than Senator Santorum,” said Sara Amundson, executive director of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. “Santorum has been one of our most determined and effective leaders in fighting for public policies to halt cruelty and abuse.

Santorum’s actions, and those of his colleagues to support his efforts, have boosted funding for enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act by 81% (a cumulative increase of $32 million) over the past six years, which has enabled the agency to hire dozens more inspectors to look out for the welfare of animals at research laboratories, puppy mills, zoos, and the like. These funding increases have also directed the USDA to spend $14 million specifically to ensure better compliance with the humane slaughter law.

Santorum’s support has helped pass important animal protection laws during his career in the Senate, including legislation that barred the interstate and foreign shipment of birds for cockfighting, stopped the trade in tigers and other big cats as exotic pets, and created a national sanctuary system for retired chimpanzees no longer used in medical research. He has also supported a raft of other animal protection measures, including efforts to ban horse slaughter for human consumption, to add a bittering agent to anti-freeze to make the substance unpalatable to animals and children, to protect dolphins from drowning in tuna nets, to prohibit the sale of bear parts such as gall bladders, and to include animals in disaster plans.


Yep- sounds like the perfect candidate for conservatives to have carrying their flag... :wink: :lol:

I'd never heard of Santorum- so did a bit of searching on him- and altho he is very strong conservative on some social issues (telling people how they should live their lives) - he has been one of the worst examples for conservatives on economic issues...

A Big spender- lobbyiest bought porkaholic with taxpayer money when he was in the Senate...As he now becomes vetted by the media- and the PAC's- I think there will be many surprises on his spending habits come to light..
 

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it is a good thing the conservatives at least try to vet their candidates..

he has lost my support on the animal rights crap..some things you just can't defend.. and I had already felt he was out of line in the spending area..

BTW OT where does your messiah stand on these issues.. ?

As a senator, President Barack Obama campaigned against horse slaughter

- As a Senator, Obama cosponsored legislation to ban the slaughter of American horses and to stop their transport over our porous borders.

- During his campaign Obama promised to be a voice for Americans and our animals

Monday, September 22, 2008
Humane Society Legislative Fund Endorses Obama-Biden

and we all know there is no spending like Obama spending...
 

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Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has been a solid supporter of animal protection at both the state and federal levels. As an Illinois state senator, he backed at least a dozen animal protection laws, including those to strengthen the penalties for animal cruelty, to help animal shelters, to promote spaying and neutering, and to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption. In the U.S. Senate, he has consistently co-sponsored multiple bills to combat animal fighting and horse slaughter, and has supported efforts to increase funding for adequate enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act, Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, and federal laws to combat animal fighting and puppy mills.

In his response to the HSLF questionnaire, he pledged support for nearly every animal protection bill currently pending in Congress, and said he will work with executive agencies such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior to make their policies more humane.
 
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So now Steve- you're becoming one of those ones that figure if Obama does it- its plumb OK for your champions to do then - eh ?

Or do you just want to change the subject away from Santorum? :wink: :lol:

So it makes a person wonder-- if Santorum should (by whatever small chance) become the Repub candidate--- I wonder who the Humane Society would endorse :???:
 

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So now Steve- you're becoming one of those ones that figure if Obama does it- its plumb OK for your champions to do then - eh ?

So it makes a person wonder-- if Santorum should (by whatever small chance) become the Repub candidate--- I wonder who the Humane Society would endorse :???:

No I was clear...

he has lost my support on the animal rights crap..some things you just can't defend

I am one of those who that figure if Senator Obama did it it was probably plumb stupid.. NOT ok.. eh?

is that clear enough?
 
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Santorum experienced major jump in income after leaving Senate


By Carol D. Leonnig, Updated: Thursday, January 5, 10:55 AM


Surging Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has gone from a man of modest income to millionaire since losing his U.S. Senate seat in 2006, earning much of it by working as a conservative commentator on Fox News and advising industry and lobby firms.

Santorum earned $1.3 million in 2010 and the first half of 2011, according to his most recent financial disclosure form. The largest chunk of his employment earnings — $332,000 — came from his work as a consultant for groups advocating and lobbying for industry interests. That included $142,500 to help advise a Pennsylvania natural gas firm, Consol Energy, and $65,000 to consult with lobby firm American Continental Group, and its insurance services client.


In his role as a social conservative commentator and speaker, Santorum received $239,000 as a news contributor on Fox News, and another $217,000 as a senior fellow at the conservative Ethics and Public Policy Center. There he wrote numerous articles and worked on the center’s Program to Protect America’s Freedom, an effort to focus attention on violations on religious liberty in foreign countries. He also received $83,999 as a talk show host for Salem Radio, based in Camarillo, Calif.


The vetting has begun...

I can't begrudge Santorum for going out and taking advantage of these opportunities- but I do disagree with a system that allows these beaten out politicians to immediately go into a lobbying firm-- and by just winning an election make them millionaires...
No wonder they will promise or say anything to get elected...

And No wonder when 60% of the population has supported putting a surtax on millionaires earnings- so many of the politicians oppose it...
 

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Too bad the vetting was not done on your buddy obammie oldtimer!!! :wink:

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Humane Society Legislative Fund Endorses Senator Santorum in Pennsylvania

October 12, 2006

Animal Welfare Group Urges Pennsylvania Voters to Reelect Santorum for Senate on November 7th, Announces Other Endorsements for Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON — Citing him as “one of the leading animal welfare advocates in the entire U.S. Senate,” the Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) announced that it has enthusiastically endorsed Senator Rick Santorum in his re-election bid to the U.S. Senate for Pennsylvania. HSLF based the endorsement on Santorum’s long-standing record of support for animal welfare, his active leadership on humane issues, and his tangible record of success on these issues.

“There is no stronger animal welfare advocate in Congress than Senator Santorum,” said Sara Amundson, executive director of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. “Santorum has been one of our most determined and effective leaders in fighting for public policies to halt cruelty and abuse. In order to pass humane laws, we need humane lawmakers like Senator Santorum. Pennsylvanians who care about animals should support his re-election.”

HSLF noted that Santorum has provided leadership year after year in seeking higher levels of funding for enforcement of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act and the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), including the provisions in the AWA relating to better enforcement of the prohibitions against dogfighting and cockfighting. He has led the fight for increased funding, working most recently in concert with Senator Carl Levin, for higher funding levels.

Santorum’s actions, and those of his colleagues to support his efforts, have boosted funding for enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act by 81% (a cumulative increase of $32 million) over the past six years, which has enabled the agency to hire dozens more inspectors to look out for the welfare of animals at research laboratories, puppy mills, zoos, and the like. These funding increases have also directed the USDA to spend $14 million specifically to ensure better compliance with the humane slaughter law. Before then, there had never been funds specifically designated for this purpose, and the agency had not taken seriously its enforcement responsibilities under this law, which literally affects billions of animals. And Congress has targeted $800,000 in each of the past few years for USDA to focus on animal fighting cases.

“We need laws to protect animals, but we also need those laws to be enforced,” said added Amundson. “Senator Santorum has worked in a bipartisan fashion to secure millions in funding so that animal welfare laws can be better enforced.”

In addition, Santorum has been a lead cosponsor of the Animal Fighting Prohibition and Enforcement Act, S. 382, a bill to establish felony-level penalties for transporting animals for fighting purposes across state lines. Santorum worked to get this measure to the floor for a vote of the full Senate, and the measure passed unanimously. This legislation is more crucial than ever given the threat of bird flu posed by the illegal transportation of roosters for cockfighting, and the human fatalities from bird flu that have been linked to cockfighting in southeast Asia. He is working hard to get the House to consider the legislation and send it to President Bush for his signature.

Also, HSLF recognized Santorum’s efforts to provide protections for dogs sold by large, commercial breeders to the public. He has been the lead Senator on this issue during his entire Senate career, and has introduced legislation, the Pet Animal Welfare Statute (PAWS), S. 1139, to crack down on abusive “puppy mills” that treat the dogs like they are production machines. Pennsylvania is one of the country’s hotspots for puppy mill operations, making Senator Santorum’s leadership especially important on this issue.

Santorum’s support has helped pass important animal protection laws during his career in the Senate, including legislation that barred the interstate and foreign shipment of birds for cockfighting, stopped the trade in tigers and other big cats as exotic pets, and created a national sanctuary system for retired chimpanzees no longer used in medical research. He has also supported a raft of other animal protection measures, including efforts to ban horse slaughter for human consumption, to add a bittering agent to anti-freeze to make the substance unpalatable to animals and children, to protect dolphins from drowning in tuna nets, to prohibit the sale of bear parts such as gall bladders, and to include animals in disaster plans. Additionally, during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, his efforts in tandem with Senator John Ensign caused the White House to pay closer attention to the plight of animals impacted by the disaster.

HSLF is a nonpartisan organization that evaluates candidates based only on a single criterion: where they stand on animal welfare. HSLF does not judge candidates based on party affiliation or any other issue. A complete list of HSLF’s endorsements is available online at www.humanevoting.com.

For the U.S. House of Representatives, HSLF is backing Robert Brady (D-1st), Chaka Fattah (D-2nd), Phil English (R-3rd), Jim Gerlach (R-6th), Curt Weldon (R-7th), Mike Fitzpatrick (R-8th), Bill Shuster (R-9th), Chris Carney (D-10th), Paul Kanjorski (D-11th), John Murtha (D-12th), Allyson Schwartz (D-13th), Mike Doyle (D-14th), Charles Dent (R-15th), Joe Pitts (R-16th), Tim Holden (D-17th), and Todd Platts (R-19th).

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Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) is a social welfare organization incorporated under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. HSLF works to pass animal protection laws at the state and federal level, to educate the public about animal protection issues, and to support humane candidates for office. Contributions or gifts to HSLF are not tax deductible. Your donation may be used for lobbying to pass laws to protect animals, as well as for political purposes, such as supporting or opposing candidates. HSLF does not accept contributions from business corporations or labor organizations. On the web at www.hslf.org.

Media Contact: Julia Janak, [email protected], (425) 208-1684

I want to make sure FH or no-one miss's this one... Don't know if its factual or not- but have no reason to doubt the credibility...
Before you make a hasty decision- you may want to do some more research....
 

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Before you make a hasty decision- you may want to do some more research....

OT, that there is funny coming from you.

So he's got two or three strikes against him. That sure beats the thousands of strikes the lying cheat has against him.

As conservative as I am, you could dig up a little dirt on me too. If you want to see me as a liberal, just watch me make a pot of coffee. The coffee is so stout you'd probably want to cut it with a lot of water.
 

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backhoeboogie said:
Oldtimer said:
Before you make a hasty decision- you may want to do some more research....

OT, that there is funny coming from you.

So he's got two or three strikes against him. That sure beats the thousands of strikes the lying cheat has against him.

As conservative as I am, you could dig up a little dirt on me too. If you want to see me as a liberal, just watch me make a pot of coffee. The coffee is so stout you'd probably want to cut it with a lot of water.

oldtimer cuts his coffee with whiskey.....lots of it!!!!
question that? just look at his rambling on posts :roll:
 

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redrobin said:
Humane Society Legislative Fund Endorses Senator Santorum in Pennsylvania

October 12, 2006

Animal Welfare Group Urges Pennsylvania Voters to Reelect Santorum for Senate on November 7th, Announces Other Endorsements for Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON — Citing him as “one of the leading animal welfare advocates in the entire U.S. Senate,” the Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) announced that it has enthusiastically endorsed Senator Rick Santorum in his re-election bid to the U.S. Senate for Pennsylvania. HSLF based the endorsement on Santorum’s long-standing record of support for animal welfare, his active leadership on humane issues, and his tangible record of success on these issues.

“There is no stronger animal welfare advocate in Congress than Senator Santorum,” said Sara Amundson, executive director of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. “Santorum has been one of our most determined and effective leaders in fighting for public policies to halt cruelty and abuse. In order to pass humane laws, we need humane lawmakers like Senator Santorum. Pennsylvanians who care about animals should support his re-election.”

HSLF noted that Santorum has provided leadership year after year in seeking higher levels of funding for enforcement of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act and the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), including the provisions in the AWA relating to better enforcement of the prohibitions against dogfighting and cockfighting. He has led the fight for increased funding, working most recently in concert with Senator Carl Levin, for higher funding levels.

Santorum’s actions, and those of his colleagues to support his efforts, have boosted funding for enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act by 81% (a cumulative increase of $32 million) over the past six years, which has enabled the agency to hire dozens more inspectors to look out for the welfare of animals at research laboratories, puppy mills, zoos, and the like. These funding increases have also directed the USDA to spend $14 million specifically to ensure better compliance with the humane slaughter law. Before then, there had never been funds specifically designated for this purpose, and the agency had not taken seriously its enforcement responsibilities under this law, which literally affects billions of animals. And Congress has targeted $800,000 in each of the past few years for USDA to focus on animal fighting cases.

“We need laws to protect animals, but we also need those laws to be enforced,” said added Amundson. “Senator Santorum has worked in a bipartisan fashion to secure millions in funding so that animal welfare laws can be better enforced.”

In addition, Santorum has been a lead cosponsor of the Animal Fighting Prohibition and Enforcement Act, S. 382, a bill to establish felony-level penalties for transporting animals for fighting purposes across state lines. Santorum worked to get this measure to the floor for a vote of the full Senate, and the measure passed unanimously. This legislation is more crucial than ever given the threat of bird flu posed by the illegal transportation of roosters for cockfighting, and the human fatalities from bird flu that have been linked to cockfighting in southeast Asia. He is working hard to get the House to consider the legislation and send it to President Bush for his signature.

Also, HSLF recognized Santorum’s efforts to provide protections for dogs sold by large, commercial breeders to the public. He has been the lead Senator on this issue during his entire Senate career, and has introduced legislation, the Pet Animal Welfare Statute (PAWS), S. 1139, to crack down on abusive “puppy mills” that treat the dogs like they are production machines. Pennsylvania is one of the country’s hotspots for puppy mill operations, making Senator Santorum’s leadership especially important on this issue.

Santorum’s support has helped pass important animal protection laws during his career in the Senate, including legislation that barred the interstate and foreign shipment of birds for cockfighting, stopped the trade in tigers and other big cats as exotic pets, and created a national sanctuary system for retired chimpanzees no longer used in medical research. He has also supported a raft of other animal protection measures, including efforts to ban horse slaughter for human consumption, to add a bittering agent to anti-freeze to make the substance unpalatable to animals and children, to protect dolphins from drowning in tuna nets, to prohibit the sale of bear parts such as gall bladders, and to include animals in disaster plans. Additionally, during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, his efforts in tandem with Senator John Ensign caused the White House to pay closer attention to the plight of animals impacted by the disaster.

HSLF is a nonpartisan organization that evaluates candidates based only on a single criterion: where they stand on animal welfare. HSLF does not judge candidates based on party affiliation or any other issue. A complete list of HSLF’s endorsements is available online at www.humanevoting.com.

For the U.S. House of Representatives, HSLF is backing Robert Brady (D-1st), Chaka Fattah (D-2nd), Phil English (R-3rd), Jim Gerlach (R-6th), Curt Weldon (R-7th), Mike Fitzpatrick (R-8th), Bill Shuster (R-9th), Chris Carney (D-10th), Paul Kanjorski (D-11th), John Murtha (D-12th), Allyson Schwartz (D-13th), Mike Doyle (D-14th), Charles Dent (R-15th), Joe Pitts (R-16th), Tim Holden (D-17th), and Todd Platts (R-19th).

--30--

Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) is a social welfare organization incorporated under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. HSLF works to pass animal protection laws at the state and federal level, to educate the public about animal protection issues, and to support humane candidates for office. Contributions or gifts to HSLF are not tax deductible. Your donation may be used for lobbying to pass laws to protect animals, as well as for political purposes, such as supporting or opposing candidates. HSLF does not accept contributions from business corporations or labor organizations. On the web at www.hslf.org.

Media Contact: Julia Janak, [email protected], (425) 208-1684

I want to make sure FH or no-one miss's this one... Don't know if its factual or not- but have no reason to doubt the credibility...
Before you make a hasty decision- you may want to do some more research....


I wonder if someone knowing now what they didn't from 1999 to 2005, might affect what they do in 2011 :roll:


and OT, why are you against the enforcement of regulations on "puppy mills"?
 

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Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has been a solid supporter of animal protection at both the state and federal levels. As an Illinois state senator, he backed at least a dozen animal protection laws, including those to strengthen the penalties for animal cruelty, to help animal shelters, to promote spaying and neutering, and to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption. In the U.S. Senate, he has consistently co-sponsored multiple bills to combat animal fighting and horse slaughter, and has supported efforts to increase funding for adequate enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act, Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, and federal laws to combat animal fighting and puppy mills.

In his response to the HSLF questionnaire, he pledged support for nearly every animal protection bill currently pending in Congress, and said he will work with executive agencies such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior to make their policies more humane.

I want to make sure OT or no-one miss's this one... we know its factual - have no reason to doubt the credibility...
Before you make a hasty decision- you may want to do some more research....

the advise might be a little to late.. but is sure fits...
 

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