The report card is out and the Humane Society of the United States has slapped the Obama administration with its lowest score since taking office, a C-. Surprise, surprise, it seems an administration has failed to make good on its promises, particularly pertaining to animal welfare issues. Among the snubs the Humane Society is fuming about is:
- The move to ban the transport of horses on double-decker trucks.
- The initiative to block the import of sport-hunted polar bear trophies.
- The move to ban the import of nine species of nine large constricting snakes for pet trade.
- The administration moved to omit gray wolves from the protected species list in the Northern Rockies and Western Great Lakes regions.
Specific to dogs and cats, the Obama administration has yet to take any measures to curb and regulate puppy mills that have turned to the internet to sell animals without the authority of the USDA. It has been 3 years since the policy has been proposed and not so much as a cover page has been drafted. To see to it that the Obama administration makes good on its campaign promises, please contact your local representative "urging the White house to act quickly on much-needed animal protection policy reforms and to prioritize animal welfare policies in 2012." You fill out a form here at the Humane Society of the United States official website.