This Anti-Animal Rights Man Is a Likely Trump Cabinet Pick

If you’re like me, you’ve spent so much time fretting about what a horrible president Donald Trump would be that you’ve barely begun to think about the similarly questionable characters he’d appoint to his cabinet. Well, how does an oil-loving, animal-hating man sound?

As is customary with presidential nominees, Trump has not publicly discussed his future cabinet appointments, but multiple sources close to the Trump campaign have told Politico that Forrest Lucas, a wealthy oil executive, is a “leading contender” for Secretary of the Interior.

Don’t let his first name fool you – there’s nothing green about Forrest Lucas.

In fact, Lucas is probably best known to the national media for his vehement opposition to animal rights groups like PETA and the Humane Society. He commits himself to multiple anti-animal causes like keeping circuses and rodeos in business, favoring big agriculture and enhancing hunters’ rights.

Earlier this year, Care2 wrote about Lucas for his role in producing “The Dog Lover,” a propaganda film that attempts to convince audiences that puppy mills are great institutions. In case you’ve been living under a rock, that’s absolutely false – puppy mills are actually terrible.

Lucas’s involvement in the film — the premiere of which was picketed by real dog lovers — is not particularly shocking considering that he previously spent a lot of time and money opposing a Missouri ballot measure that would put more regulations on dog breeders. Fortunately, the measure passed anyway.

But it gets worse.

Lucas is the founder of Protect the Harvest, an organization that aims to educate America about the supposed “threats posed by animal rights groups and anti-farming extremists.” From the looks of the group’s website, anyone who gets in the way of killing an animal is considered an enemy!

While it would be a bad idea to select any cabinet member with anti-animal views, it seems like an especially awful outlook for a potential Interior Secretary. After all, the main duty of the Department of the Interior is to protect America’s natural resources.

More specifically, that includes safeguarding endangered species and maintaining wildlife refuges. Does any reasonable person feel comfortable putting Lucas in charge of these tasks? In order to care for the animals, Lucas would have to actually care for animals.

Heck, even if Lucas didn’t have a history of lobbying against animal activists, he’d still be an atrocious choice for Interior Secretary.

A man who has made millions off of oil should not be the one tasked with protecting our wilderness and waterways. Lucas is liable to sign off on drilling and fracking projects that put our environment and precious resources in jeopardy.

All things considered, a president would have to be pretty shameless to appoint someone like Lucas as Secretary of the Interior. Unfortunately, Trump seems shameless enough to do precisely that.

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natasha p
.about a year ago

ugly asshole

W. C
W. C1 years ago

Not surprising, thanks.

William C
William C1 years ago

Thank you for caring.

Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill2 years ago

This is complete conjecture!

sandy Gardner
sandy Gardner2 years ago

Forrest Lucas YOU MAKE ME SICK!

sandy Gardner
sandy Gardner2 years ago

What a bunch of assholes!

Past Member 2 years ago

Birds of a feather ........................

Chad Anderson
Chad Anderson2 years ago

I hope Thwimpie Loser Donnie doesn't get the chance to name such people.

Helga Ganguly
Helga Ganguly2 years ago

Trumpy the Clown. I like it. His fake hair-sewed on ,dyed once a week in pig's urine. That orange face.The baggy suit, the faint smell of garbage and strong hint of decaying hooker and old jock strap artfully draped across the bedpost in a come-hither fashion. And of course, occasionally the slightest sighting of a feather, sometimes yellow, sometimes white, fugitive from his favorite feather boa which he wears Only when he is truly happy and content or spending time with his "girls."