What Has Hillary EVER Done For Animals?

Hillary animalsAnimal activists who support Hillary are constantly pointing to her HSUS score while a US Senator as proof of Hillary’s being a friend to animals. To get an accurate reading on Hillary and her concern for animals, they need to look instead at what she has done since leaving the Senate and what she is advocating now, It is hardly a stellar record of caring about animals, and is very discouraging if animals are your priority, or even a concern.

Hillary’s animal positions in the Senate were mere puffery and bullshit. After leaving the Senate, she became the second most powerful person on the planet. Secretary of State of the United States of America.

What did she do for animals with all that power and influence? Absolutely nothing.

She was certainly capable of extorting money from foreign governments for the Clinton Foundation, but unable to secure anything for the animals from those same governments. Why?

Could it have anything to do with the fact that animals are not a priority for Hillary Clinton? That they are not even on her radar when she is not campaigning? That personal aggrandizement, wealth, and power are her concerns?

Imagine what she could have done in her position for animals around the world. Imagine how she could have raised public awareness, Promoted animal campaigns, forged alliances with activists and governments, commanded national and worldwide attention to whaling, sealing, bullfighting, trophy hunting, poaching, the slaughter of endangered species for trinkets, trophies, and voodoo medicines.

Did she do any of that? No.

Did she use her influence to change the Obama administration’s horrid record on animals? No.

Did she seek to end wild horse roundups or ban live horse export for slaughter? Did she use her weight to stop Japanese whaling, Canadian sealing, the dolphin murders in Tajii or the whale killers in the Faroe Islands? No.

Did she set up interdiction of wildlife trafficking or poaching? Propose sanctions on countries which import ivory and rhino horn? No.

Did she ever do anything for animals during her entire tenure as Secretary of State? Did she ever make a single public statement condemning any atrocity against animals that occurs daily around the world? No, she did not.

Now she is supporting our trade agreements which cause the deaths of hundreds of millions of animals each year.

And we are supposed to be impressed because she got some meaningless score while pandering for animal people’s votes a decade ago? That she has a page on her website which spouts meaningless verbiage about her concerns for animals? That she strokes a few animal activists in private meetings?

What we must remember is that she is again running for office and is again pandering to animal people for their votes.

Hillary is one of the animals’ biggest enemies. And nothing she has ever done proves otherwise.

 

 

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14 thoughts on “What Has Hillary EVER Done For Animals?

      • The animal movement has never had the possibility of accomplishing so much as it has with prospect of a Trump presidency.

        Most animal activists who criticize Trump point to Trump’s serial killer sons who hunt big game and post horrific pics of themselves with poor creatures they have murdered for fun. And while Trump himself does not hunt, like Bernie Sanders, he condones and supports hunting.

        Trump also owned a steak company and buys his wife furs.

        At first glance, Trump seems an unlikely ally for animal activists, and an even more unlikely savior of animals.

        Most animal activists are shocked when I explain that Trump will save more animals each year than has the entire worldwide animal movement over the past 50 years.

        A generous estimate of the average number of animals saved by the animal movement is about one million per year, primarily cats and dogs. That equals 50 million over the last 50 years.

        (A disheartening aside, that is about the number of animals that will be murdered in slaughterhouses during the next work shift.)

        And it is about half the number that President Trump will save each year by abrogating our trade agreements with Mexico, Canada, Colombia, China, Korea, Vietnam, Peru, etc.

        Trade agreements kill animals. Hundreds of millions of animals every year die specifically because of our trade agreements, which make it cheaper and more profitable to produce animal corpses. Using Third World labor, US companies ship animals overseas to be tortured, slaughtered, butchered, and returned to the US for sale in American stores and restaurants. Trade agreements require that nations forbid Country of Origin labeling to prevent consumer boycotts. The Obama administration has already enacted such a ban on labeling. Trade agreements override US labor, environmental, and anti-cruelty laws. They make it impossible to ban live export for slaughter of for animal sacrifice in the Middle East, dooming hundreds of thousands of sheep, lambs, goats, and calves to imprisonment in ships’ holds for weeks before being cruelly murdered by religious zealots.

        Trump opposes trade agreements. Hillary Clinton supports them.

        And Trump has promised to repudiate and abrogate every trade agreement to which the US is a party.

        If Trump does what he has promised, it will mean tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, of animals saved every year.

        It will be the most sweeping blow for animals in history.

        And it will be accomplished by someone who does not really care about animals.

        Electing Trump should be the primary goal of every American animal activist. It is more important than anything the animal movement has ever done.

        If animals are you priority, you have no choice but to vote for Donald Trump. But if you are like most people, you have priorities that are more important to you than the animals.

        Most animal activists are politically progressive, and many are swept up in the euphoria of the prospect of electing the first woman as president. For those with such an agenda, the fact that Hillary Clinton is perhaps one of the greatest enemies that animals have is unimportant. Clinton’s support of trade agreements causes the suffering and deaths of hundreds of millions of animals each year, yet she manages to pay lip service to animal welfare concerns on her website and thereby silences many activists who do not take the time to carefully look at the policies or her record.

        The revolving door between industry and government is common to both Republican and Democratic administration. Bankers are appointed to Treasury, Big Oil lobbyists go to Energy and Transportation, Big Ag alums and executives get appointed to Interior and Agriculture, Big Pharma controls the FDA and the National Institutes of Health, the military industrial complex gets Defense and Homeland Security. All greased by political bribes and legally sanctioned corruption.

        Usually, the appointment of Secretaries of Agriculture and Interior occur well beneath the radar, and are neither challenged nor closely examined by the media.

        But the policies of those Secretaries affects millions of animals. Agriculture is responsible for all animal agriculture and production in the country. All feedlots, factory farms, slaughterhouses, packing plants, and the rules and regulations that govern them and the inspectors and inspections which enforce those rules and regs, and Wildlife Services, which kills millions of inconvenient wildlife for the cattle industry..

        Interior controls the Bureau of Land Management which conducts the cruel, ongoing wild horse roundups.

        Both Departments are invariably headed and staffed by industry alums,lobbyists, and politicians wholly owned by Big Ag.

        But this election cycle, if Trump becomes President Trump, his animal murdering sons may be appointed to positions in the Trump administration. Both Eric and Donald Trump, Jr, have expressed interest in being involved in public land policy and land use.

        If there were to be appointed to anything involving Interior or Agriculture, the animal movement should rejoice.

        Never in American history has animal welfare, animal protection, or animal rights ever been on the national stage. Eric and Donald, Jr, would catapult animal issues to the forefront of national attention and debate.

        Neither could possibly be any worse than all the mainstream animal murderers who have held those positions. But their track records as trophy hunters would make any appointment among the most controversial of Trump’s presidency, and would not only educate the public and grow the movement, it would turn animal issues into political capital and liabilities in future elections.

        The litmus tests I employ for every election is which candidate will do the most for animals or which will cause animals the least suffering. Even Bernie supported hunting and dairy farms, so even the best candidate in the race was greatly flawed. Of Trump and Hillary, Trump has said he will repudiate our trade agreements. Were he to do so, HUNDREDS of MILLIONS of animals would not be slaughtered each year. Think of that number! Every year Trump would save easily twice the number of animals as has been saved by the entire worldwide animal movement over the past 50 years.

        Voting for Trump is only helpful in those states where he might be able to defeat Hillary, so called “battleground” or purple states. Purple states include or may include Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico. North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

        But for Sanders voters in red sates, those carried by McCain in 2008 or Mitt Romney in 2012. there is nothing to be gained by voting for Trump, as he will carry those states against Hillary with or without Sanders voters. Same with deep blue states like California and New York. Hillary will comfortably carry such states, so a vote against her is wasted. Might as well help Jill Stein.

        Sanders supporters in deep red or blue states have the opportunity to make a profound difference to the American political landscape by voting for Jill Stein of the Green party. While the likelihood is minimal that such votes would do anything to affect the outcome of races in those states, the cumulative effect of a wave of Green party votes could operate to help the party reach the threshold of 5% of the vote to qualify the party for federal funds.

        If animals are your priority, join me in electing Donald Trump. And in defeating the animals’ worst nightmare, Hillary Clinton.

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      • When ANY ‘Animal lover’ reads and UNDERSTANDS your ‘argument’ in favour of Mr. Trump, then she/he MUST vote for Mr. Trump.Simple. There is no option; no alternate (in the States you recommend more especially) !

        I want to add my ‘two-pense’ Roland. It is Re a ‘subject’ NOT ‘close to your heart’ – Religion; especially Christianity. I ask you to be ‘as open-minded’ with what I have to say to you as you are asking me to be Re your good and well-presented ‘argument’ – to vote for Mr. Trump. OK

        Here goes :

        Mr. Trump is ‘courting the Church/Christians’ – they say it is to ‘get the numbers’. Well, OK We want him to get the numbers up. Not so. You and I both want him to. For the Animals Re your ‘argument’. Right.

        Now :

        1.
        The Bible says “Thy Word will not return to Thee void” – meaning, from my perspective, that even if it is so i. e. that Mr. Trump is looking for votes/numbers from the Churches/Christians; ALL Christians should recognize that in doing so it will be good for the Church; for Christianity … because GOD’s Word will be ‘used’ and it will ” NOT RETURN TO GOD VOID “. Get it.

        2.
        I heard Mr. Trump say that he will be in favour of Parents having more say at Schools. He also intimated that he would be in favour of ‘bringing the Bible back into Schools’. THAT IS BIG Roland, to us Christians !!!! I know your views on the Bible and GOD and Christianity Roland, BUT we want Mr. Trump to get the votes to win the Election – to be the next President of the United States of America. Right. ALL Christians should thus vote for Mr. Trump. Furthermore, Mr. Trump has recently ‘committed to Christianity’ – it is what I read hey. Do not under-estimate what that means Roland. Or at least see that Christians (like I am) value that ‘commitment’ HUGELY ! And we, you and I, want Mr. Trump to get the vote of the Christians. Right. For the numbers – to win – to beat Hillary. Whether you scoff at and mock us ’till the cows come home’ (pun intended) FINE. But there are A LOT of us Christians in the United States of America hey. Let us ALL vote for Mr. Trump Fellow-Christians.

        3.
        “You will know them by their fruits”. Hillary’s ‘fruits’ do NOT show her to be much of a Christian hey ! Coupled with this is her desire to appoint a Judge/s who are actually ANTI CHRISTIAN. Mr. Trump will appoint a Judge/s who are ‘inclined to the Bible’ i. e. Conservative. You must understand what I am trying to say Roland – and yes I know your views on the Bible and on GOD – BUT the numbers Roland. Think of the numbers Roland.

        4.
        When Mr. Trump is the President of the United States of America is the time to approach him and his sons and to ‘work their case’ … to approach them and to ask them to ‘Go Vegan’. These are highly Intelligent articulate ‘Children’. Do not assume that we Vegans can not get them to ‘Go Vegan’. You and I were once “meat eaters”. I was ‘a real PIG’ the way I ate Animals. Sorry PIG – I mean I ate A LOT of meat; ice-cream, cake/s; YOU NAME IT – A LOT Roland ! I STOPPED; Praise the GOOD Lord JESUS. You STOPPED Roland. Why assume that they will not STOP. We will have them ‘in the lime-light’. We can focus on them. As for Hillary .. she remains “a meat eater” even when her own husband is a Vegan !!!! What does that tell us – she does not care at all about GOD’s Animals/Creatures, or about her husband – for a Christian woman should RESPECT her husband as the spiritual Head of the home/family. She ‘wears the pants’ – and they will be woolen pants, to be sure. Obviously !!!!

        That is my ‘argument’.

        Lord Bless (no offence, I really ask ‘my’ GOD to Bless You Roland); love Michael. (heart)

        P. S. I think you know that I am not an American Roland. I just love America and her People. Simple.

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  1. She will do a lot for animals shes committed to animal rights, real conservation and climate change. Unlike Trump who as the days go by gets worse and worse for animals and everyone! #DumpTrump

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    • Hillary has paid lip service to animal welfare, but she has NEVER supported animal rights. And her record as Secretary of State proves that she does not give a damn about animals. Neither does Trump. Both support animal agriculture and hunting.

      But Trump opposes our trade deals with China, Korea, Vietnam, Mexico, etc. Those trade agreements cause the murders of hundreds of millions of animals annually.

      Hillary supports those trade agreements.

      Trump will end them. In doing so, Trump will save more animals than anyone in history. More than the animal movement has saved in the last century.

      Your delusional fantasy that Hillary cares about animals is not grounded in fact. It is part of the myth to which uninformed people cling to justify their support for one of the most evil and corrupt people who has ever run for president.

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      • I am not happy that Trump kids hunt animals. I do believe we should not support countries such as China, Korea, Vietnam, etc wehre they murder hundred of animals and even have a festival about it. I am not happy with either candidate but I must say I am am a huge animal lover and anyone who is for animals rights has got my vote. So far neither candidate has mentioned animals but I do agree that Hillary could have done a lot and didn’t do so.

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