Bil Browning

Santorum has a heart?

Filed By Bil Browning | June 27, 2005 5:38 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics

So I find myself flummoxed. I agree with Rick Santorum. I actually like the man for this. How in the hell did this happen?
WASHINGTON - Puppies and kittens likely are not the first things that come to mind when many think of Sen. Rick Santorum - the conservative No. 3 Senate Republican known for his tough stance against abortion and gay marriage.

Santorum recently introduced a bill co-sponsored with Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., called PAWS - the Pet Animal Welfare Statute - that would require USDA to regulate breeders who sell seven or more litters of dogs or cats per year.

He introduced another bill with Sens. George Allen, R-Va., and Mark Pryor, D-Ark., that would require manufacturers to add a bittering agent to antifreeze so it tastes bad to animals. In addition, Santorum has promoted anti-cockfighting legislation and more funding for federal oversight of animal breeding facilities.

His track record supporting animal health issues goes back a decade, said Nancy Perry, also from the Washington-based Humane Society. About the only legislative issue on which Santorum has gone against PETA's view was oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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AUTHOR: paula

DATE: 6/28/2005 07:01:17 AM

I have often seen him referred to as Rick "man on dog" Santorum in other dogs for his oft spoken "if we allow gay marriage, next someone will want to marry their dog".Interesting that he is being praised by animal rights activists for recognizing that helpless animals need protected status, but not recognizing that there are some humans that deserve humane treatment too.

AUTHOR: paula

DATE: 6/28/2005 07:02:03 AM

oops. other BLOGS, not DOGS. guess I just always thing DOG when I think Santorum. :)