Monday, April 13, 2009

Advancing animal welfare laws seen as politically advantageous

2theAdvocate.com ran an interesting article on how politicians are coming to realize that legislation supporting animals may help support their reelection campaigns as well. The article focuses on Senators Vitter and Landrieu in Louisiana and their support for federal legislation that ends the transport of chimpanzees over state lines and the re-introduction of a bill that would end slaughtering horses for food.