|Posted on December 25, 2011 at 6:55 PM|
On Forbes: "Lobbyists Work Through Holidays To Block Humane Legislation"
By Vickery Eckhoff
Vickery Eckhoff identifies key legislators and lobbyists working to dismantle provisions that protect animal and horse welfare:
"Lobbyist Charlie Stenholm has been working hard since before Thanksgiving. First, there was his Opinion piece in The Washington Times blasting proposed legislation protecting circus elephants, tigers and zebras from abuse—something that would hurt his client, Ringling Brothers.
"Then, there was the push to get horse slaughter inspection bans reversed, which was accomplished a week later by three U.S. lawmakers who quietly revised a long-overdue spending bill behind closed doors."