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As he was signing edicts hurting one group after another over the past two weeks, it was only a matter of time before Donald Trump got around to hurting animals - already the most oppressed sentient beings onearth.

The animals’ turn came last week - by taking down the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service site that reports on government regulation of roughly 9,000 animal handling facilities.

These are laboratories, dog breeders, fur farms, circuses, zoos, and aquariums.

The site is used every day by animal protection activists to monitor government enforcement of the 1966 Animal Welfare Act, the only effective federal law protecting animals.

Taking down the APHIS inspection site is a huge setback for animal protection. It will almost certainly lead to reduced government inspection of animal facilities and more animal suffering - a virtual repeal of the Animal Welfare Act.

Ironically, this oppressive act was launched by the same dark-of-night process as that of pulling more than 100,000 visas from thoroughly vetted Muslim immigrants one week earlier — no notice, no hearings, no due process, no public announcement.

The oppressive mindset doesn’t really care who the victims are. Hopefully, the courts will.

Luther Innman

101 2ns St Apt B3

Garden City, NY 11530

213-596-0228

Posted 12:00 am, February 10, 2017
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mentally ill run amok from queens says:
The writer here needs is paranoid and in need of serious mental help. I hope he gets it.
Feb. 10, 8:32 am
Pants on Fire from Bayside, NY says:
Gosh, President Trump is now personally killing plants and animals. Oh my, maybe he should be impeached!

Of course, the only thing worse than fake news is fake editorials. Many US Government websites were taken down after inauguration day, they were put right back up with the new commissioner's names on them, with the new President's favorite causes and highlighting the new direction the country voted to head towards.

You can actually visit the website right now- https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/home/
and see for yourself. No animals will die when you click.
Feb. 12, 9:39 pm

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