It is pleasing to see more news about Rep. Steve King flashing across the Pack News Wire. He fully deserves the negative press he is getting for suggesting the country should not punish people for attending a dog fight or bringing kids to dog fights.
The Humane Society of the US continues to hammer King. I received another e-mail this morning from the organization. It notes the Farm Bill, including a provision to make it a “crime to attend or bring a child to a dogfight or cockfight has passed the U.S. Senate as part of the 2012 Farm Bill, and also has passed the House Agriculture Committee.”
The e-mail also reported the provision is supported by “the Fraternal Order of Police, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and more than 200 law enforcement organizations from across the country.” But King is against it.
We have this video from King, where he tries to defend his previous statements. But it only proves more about the Congressman. He doesn’t know that it is against the law to violate a 13-year-old and take her across state lines. This is an unbelievably revealing video about King.
He tries to also claim there is an effort to somehow place animals above humans. He’s pulling stuff out of his hither regions.
And editorial by Rekha Basu appeared Tuesday on the Des Moines Register website, noting King’s warped thinking is twisting around itself. In one statement, King suggests the federal government should leave dog fighting laws to the individual states. But then he wants to also push an amendment into the Farm Bill that would gut state and local laws that protect his state’s farm animals.
Basu also reports King opposed including pets in disaster planning and voted against a bill to outlaw horse slaughter for human consumption. He apparently votes against anything that might offer animals protection from cruelty.
King has also suggested animal fighting is not even happening. Then he will certainly ignore the story that ran on the CBS47 website out of Southern California. About 1,000 gamecocks were rescued during a cockfighting bust.