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How the Government Shutdown Impacts Animals

Animals  (tags: government, healthcare, AnimalWelfare, animal rights )

- 1682 days ago -
Shutting down the government has negative and positive effects on animals. The government shut down on October 1, 2013, when the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives refused to fund the Affordable Care....

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Mary T (358)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 11:24 am
noted - thank you Genoveva

Vallee R (280)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 11:46 am
Thanks Genoveva

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 12:13 pm
Noted & Shared. Thanks Genoveva.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 2:19 pm
Animals always suffer for the stupidity of humans!

Laurie H (817)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 8:34 pm
Just never ends===The animals always take the back seat---So Sad. TY Genoveva~

Danuta W (1249)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 1:33 am

cecily w (0)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 1:54 am
Thank you.

Gabriella Serafino (92)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 2:01 am
So sad, so sad....

Pam B (12)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 2:27 am

Karin Abraham (27)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 2:40 am
Distressing, absolutely distressing.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 3:57 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 4:12 am
The impact should be made positive

G. C (40)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 4:47 am
It's time the citizens of this country wake up and get rid of the slugs that now inhabit Congress. How DARE they hold this country hostage to their petty nonsense!! And it is WAY past time to change the Constitution so that said slugs DON'T get paid for not doing their jobs!!!!

Gloria p (304)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 5:26 am
This is the worst one to me;
"Routine Animal Welfare Act inspections are being suspended. This includes laboratories, zoos, circuses, pet shops and puppy mills."

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 5:41 am

Frances Darcy (133)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 6:02 am

Patricia H. (440)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 7:18 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 7:30 am

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 3:11 pm
Noted, thanks Genoveva!

Melania P (122)
Monday October 14, 2013, 11:02 am
always... Animals have to suffer ;(

Sherri Martin (78)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 2:37 pm
Noted and shared.....very sad and upsetting that our animals are always the first to suffer.....

. (0)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 5:19 am
noted thank you Genoveva

Sylvie Bermannova (42)
Monday October 21, 2013, 6:15 pm
Hope everything will get back to normal shortly out there... It looks bad for animals, and not only them, I assume. Not being a U.S. citizen, I've noted this with interest, however, as it makes me understand the situation better, the more so when it is looked at from animals' viewpoint.

Our country has a long history of mandatory health insurance (even the unemployed have to pay it, just the amount differs), which is based on the principle of solidarity, and we are so used to it that it is hard to imagine it being otherwise. In my humble opinion, despite its disadvantages, it is still better to be insured than not, as it is hard to imagine covering the cost of certain treatments on the spot, e.g., but the context--or its particularity for that matter--counts.

Yvonne F (181)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 5:51 am
Why is it always the innocent that got hurt? Thanks Genoveva for yet a great post!
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