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Dianne Ly
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Mahatma Gandhi once said: "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." The jury is in on this one

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Dianne Lynn Elko (756)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 9:35 pm
Below is a disturbing, detailed record of Congressman King's votes against animal protection. You'll see that he's also opposed legislation to crack down on horse slaughter; to stop bear baiting on federal lands; to spend millions of taxpayer dollars on federal predator control programs; and to oppose efforts to protect cranes, bison and other popular wildlife species. Here is his voting record.
108th Congress(2003-04)

Voted against an amendment to bar the National Park Service and Forest Service from using federal funds to kill Yellowstone bison. (H.R. 4568)

Voted against an amendment to prohibit the use of funds for bear baiting on federal lands. (H.R. 2691)

Voted against an amendment to strike down provisions in an energy bill that would allow oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (H.R. 6)

109th Congress(2005-06)

Voted against a bill to bar the transport, possession, purchase, or sale of horses to be slaughtered for human consumption. (H.R. 503)

Voted for an amendment to delay implementation of the Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. (Amendment to H.R. 503)

Voted against an amendment to prohibit the Bureau of Land Management from using tax dollars for the sale and slaughter of wild horses and burros. (H.R. 2361)

Voted against a bill to require state and local authorities to consider the needs of people with pets and service animals in their disaster planning. (P.L. 109-308)

110th Congress (2007-08)

Voted against the Animal Fighting Enforcement Prohibition Act, which was signed into law in 2007 and strengthened the penalties for illegal dogfighting and cockfighting, making it a felony to transport animals across state lines for these gruesome and barbaric fights. (H.R. 137)

Voted against a bill to restore the prohibition on the commercial sale and slaughter of wild horses and burros. (H.R. 249)

Voted against an amendment to bar federal funding that permits the import of sport-hunted polar bear trophies from Canada. (H.R. 2643)

Voted against a bill to assist conservation programs that protect rare dog and cat species outside North America and Europe. (H.R. 1464)

Voted against a bill to provide assistance to conservation programs aimed at helping imperiled crane populations in the U.S. and around the world. (H.R. 1771)

Voted against a bill to prohibit interstate and foreign commerce in primates for the pet trade. (H.R. 2964)

111th Congress (2009-10)

Voted to uphold an amendment to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from proceeding with plans to collect greenhouse gas emissions data from factory farms. (P.L. 111-88)

Voted against a bill to authorize additional grants for marine turtle conservation projects in foreign countries, expand eligibility to include projects in the U.S., and increase authorized funding levels. (H.R. 509)

Voted against a bill to establish a more effective recovery program for the severely declining population of Southern sea otters. (H.R. 556)

Voted against a bill to once again prohibit the commercial sale and slaughter of free-roaming horses and burros, and make holding facilities more humane, effective, and fiscally responsible. (H.R. 1018)

Voted for an amendment to remove the federal ban on carrying loaded firearms in national parks. (P.L. 111-24)

Voted against a bill to fund conservation programs that protect rare dog and cat species outside of North America and Europe. (H.R. 411)

Voted against a bill to fund conservation programs for imperiled crane populations in the U.S. and around the world. (H.R. 388) Voted against a bill to prohibit interstate and foreign commerce in primates for the pet trade. (H.R. 80)

Midterm 112th Congress (2011-12)

Voted against amendments to cap agriculture subsidies that would limit huge taxpayer giveaways to commodity growers. (H.R. 1/H.R. 2112)

Voted against an amendment to save millions of taxpayer dollars by ending subsidies for lethal predator control for ranchers. (H.AMDT.471/H.R. 2112)

Voted against an amendment to remove a devastating rider that would prevent the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from protecting any new species or designating critical habitat for currently listed species. (H.R. 2584)

Voted against McGovern amendment to the Farm bill to make it a crime to attend a dogfight or cockfight or to bring a child to an animal fighting venture. That amendment was approved by the House Agriculture Committee.

The endorsement of cruelty of any kind is wrong...and I might add this...sinful.

Carrie B. (306)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 11:44 pm
Very frightening! Thanks Dianne Lynn.

Danuta Watola (1240)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 1:49 am

Patrizia S. (315)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 8:11 am
And this guy is a Congressman???? Don't you have to be HUMAN first?

aj E. (163)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 9:19 am

Florence Eaise (132)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 10:44 am
This man is a MONSTER! Thanks Dianne noted

N Away W. (660)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 12:05 pm
who voted for this POS?

Gabriela C. (105)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 12:09 pm
Sadly noted. :( Thanks Dianne for posting.

Sue McGuey (105)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 8:35 pm
Noted!~ What a total arsehole!!!!!!!!!! Posted to Facebook!~

Monday August 6, 2012, 4:37 am
Stupid sick disgusting bastard. Thank you Dianne.

Alet Coetzee (59)
Monday August 6, 2012, 7:15 am
Sadly noted, thanks Dianne

Constance F. (428)
Monday August 6, 2012, 8:39 am
Now here is one smart post ! Thank you Dianne ! And thank you Christian Post. These are the posts we apparently need since many people who vote don't bother to look up voting track records of legislatures. I am near dead sure that many of the people in IOWA who voted for this bloody moron really do not have much of a clue. It scares the hell out of me who seemingly concerned people vote for. They just vote their party, and have no idea what their voting for ! ARGGGGHHHH! !

Mike H. (242)
Monday August 6, 2012, 8:53 am
This moron needs to be shut down.

Dominique Bideau (14)
Monday August 6, 2012, 10:34 am
Politicians are rottent to the core. Our President François Hollande does support foie gras, his nickname is " Flamby " ( milk/jelly ), this man is just a jerk !

. (0)
Monday August 6, 2012, 11:37 am
Read & sadly noted. Thanks Dianne

Julie Schampel (12)
Monday August 6, 2012, 12:23 pm
What can be done to take this 'loser' out of office! This man (if you can even call him that) needs to be taken down!!!

Lynne Buckley (0)
Monday August 6, 2012, 12:32 pm
King is an idiot of the worst kind.

Cathy P. (95)
Monday August 6, 2012, 12:34 pm
This is an evil man. I hope, in the end, he gets the reward he deserves.

Amy E. (66)
Monday August 6, 2012, 12:38 pm
Get him out of office !!!

Michael Kirkby (90)
Monday August 6, 2012, 12:52 pm
Although I'm not a pet lover or owner I do believe that animal mills should be shut down. The right to breed animals should be allowed under the strictest conditions and highly monitored. All animals deserve to be treated humanely. To me there is nothing sadder than the amount of animals bought for children by their parents to please their brats plea "Oh daddy can we get a puppy or a kitten or a rabbit? They're so cute." Sure but they never ask who's going to feed it; walk it; play with it and care for it when it's no longer the cute puppy, kitten or bunny or when they're no longer living at home and the parents finally want to get out and enjoy life. It's not fair to the animal. Any cruelty perpetrated against an animal by those responsible should be treated very harshly. Of course were the animal to turn on its abuser of course the animal would be put down for defending itself. Too many pets and too many irresponsible people including those in power who don't have a spiritual bone in their body. I know that sounds cynical but that's the way I feel.

Dianne D. (471)
Monday August 6, 2012, 1:29 pm
I think you will find that most Republicans are against protecting animals. The Republican congress people in my state will not stand up for animals or pass any laws that protect animals. The other parties try to pass animal protection laws, but the Republicans always vote it down because they are in the majority - SO FAR.

Christeen Anderson (608)
Monday August 6, 2012, 1:39 pm
Get rid of him. Vote. It's an election year.

michelle m. (41)
Monday August 6, 2012, 2:50 pm
King is trailer trash scum.Get rid of this looser bastard USA as he is trashing your country and is signing a death warrant for our animal friends of all species.
Thanks Dianne L for yet another excellent article

Michael T. (82)
Monday August 6, 2012, 2:51 pm
This also happens to be the same moke who in congress interrupted a speech by Pres. Obama to yell out the words "You're a liar!"

janet f. (29)
Monday August 6, 2012, 8:28 pm
Rep King needs to be put to sleep. Anyone who votes for someone like that has obviously had their morals and their brain surgically removed.

Monday August 6, 2012, 8:46 pm

patrica and edw jones (190)
Monday August 6, 2012, 9:05 pm
I am not given to using the word 'hate' - but in this case I will make an exception for this moron.

Marie W. (67)
Monday August 6, 2012, 9:05 pm
Also note the number of anti wildlife bills put forward by this Congress.

Leslene Dunn (75)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 12:21 am
Noted - hire a hitman to take him out - he will not be a loss to anyone except Satan. He is wicked, sick and vile and obviously mentally retarded. Get rid of him now.

wolfNoFwdsPls a. (135)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 12:33 am
If, or rather because, he is sick and mentally retarded, I'd advocate medical treatment rather than murder. Deranged as he may be, he, too, is still an animal.

Dianne Lynn Elko (756)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 12:47 am
I agree Wolf to a certain point,he has a voice...the animals do not.

Yvonne F. (178)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 3:33 am
He is a republican! Do I need to say more? I will never understand these people. Thanks for a great post!

Ruth S. (300)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 5:14 am
What is interesting about humans is that they like to blame everyone else for all of the crimes they commit!!

Muriel Servaege (55)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 5:23 am
Hateful. I'll never be able to understand such behaviours. Certainly not the kind of person I'd give my voice to.

Terry V. (30)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 5:53 am
Remember to VOTE in NOVEMBER!

Lillian Martin (1)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 10:19 am
The people need to vote him OUT !

Linda P. (0)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 5:23 pm
What a low life. Remember this when it is election time.

Michael T. (82)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 5:38 pm
Reminds one of Mitts treatment of his dog.
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