Statements about Animals

Deer baiting, planned for Block Island by DEM, is illegal in Rhode Island.

"Live cats have holes drilled into their skulls," posts put into their heads and coils put into their eyes, and some have had their ears cut off or are intentionally deafened or starved at UW-Madison labs that do research to improve hearing in humans.

"Eighty percent of the antibiotics in this country are fed to livestock."

Under the Endangered Species Act, "only 1 percent of the species that have been listed have actually been delisted."

The ocean is now "much more acidic . . . than it has been for many millions of years."

The oceans "have become 30 percent more acidic."

An 11-year-old girl was investigated by the FBI and had to pay a $500 federal criminal fine "because she found an injured woodpecker and put it in a cage to make sure that the bird was OK."

"18 percent of our land in our state right now is either federally, state or county owned for conservation purposes."

Says new Medicare billing guidelines "have nine codes for (injuries by) turkeys."

A proposed bill in the Florida Legislature "would authorize the public hoarding of cats by feral cat activists."

Says PETA "is using this really fancy drone to follow hunters around in some places in other countries."

Says rabid animals from other states carry "different strains of rabies" that Florida "vaccines and serums don’t affect."

Says carbon monoxide is still employed to euthanize dogs and cats in 29 Texas animal shelters.

While the sequester is in effect, the federal government is still funding a study on duck penises.

"Statistics show one male cat can father 420,000 kittens in five years."

Driving with a dog in your lap is dangerous, in part, because it could fly forward in a crash. "An 80-pound dog at only 30 mph packs a 2,400-pound punch."

"In recent years, menhaden numbers along our coast have plummeted by 90 percent."

"No one in Rhode Island -- not just children, no one in Rhode Island -- should eat more than one serving of freshwater fish caught in our state each month."

An "Obamacare slush fund" paid to spay and neuter dogs and cats, then counted it as an "anti-obesity campaign."

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