Let’s start in New Jersey, where a new bill could lead to animal protection orders being issued against those convicted of animal cruelty. The protection orders could be for specified times or permanent. It means the individual would be banned from interacting with a specified animal or animals in general.
What a great animal-welfare law this would be. New Jersey 101.5 reports the bill was approved Thursday by the Assembly Agriculture Committee and could soon go to the full Assembly.
And get this great quote from a elected official – “” “As a humane society, we should not tolerate abuses against animals any more than we would against a person,” said Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon). “”
AND – In the category of CLUELESS, we have a farmer in California who is speaking out in opposition to the new ban on foie gras in the state. Keep in mind that this product is manufactured by forcing food down the throats of ducks and geese to create fatty livers.
The farmer, who admits he inserts a funnel down the throats of the birds, calls the ban an end to the “American Dream.” (His idea of the American dream is abusing ducks?) And he is quoted in the article posted on the Mother Nature Network website as saying, “I feel that emotion and intimidation have prevailed over reason and science.”
Stuffing a funnel down a duck’s throat to force it to eat in an unnatural way, in order to produce a completely unnecessary product eaten by people who either don’t know about this process or have their noses stuck too far in the air to care – is neither reasonable or science-based.