Statements about Animals

"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.

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 Tom Barrett "voted to ban 15 different kinds of guns, even a lot of common deer rifles."

An amendment inserted by lawmakers into the state budget "exempts scientific researchers from all state animal cruelty laws."

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