“Nasty, bad, naughty boy” – Ex-Senator Larry Craig
Apparently ex-Senator Larry Craig’s (self-)hatred of gays also extends to animals. While in Congress, he had managed to score an incredible, jaw-dropping big fat zero on the Humane Scorecard every single term since the Humane Society of the United States began keeping tabs on legislative zeros and heros for animals in 2000.
The water-closeted Idaho Republican voted against bans of recreational and commercial trapping on national wildlife refuges using steel-jaw leghold traps and the wholesale slaughter of wild and domestic American horses for foreign appetites.
He was a no-show for important bills such as making dogfighting and other animal fighting a federal felony and closing a loophole that allowed large-scale commercial pet breeders that peddle animals on the internet from not meeting the minimum standards of care required by the Animal Welfare Act.
Where was “naughty boy” Craig? I’ll leave that to your imagination. Meanwhile, animal advocates should be happy that he has picked up his pants and flushed himself away from Congress.