I am extremely disappointed that the votes of a large and burgeoning portion of Rep. Marlin Stutzman’s constituency do not matter to him.
His advocacy for deregulation of the farm “industry” is revelatory of self-interest and the resultant desire to please only a certain segment of voters in order to assure his election to office. I received a canned letter from his office outlining why he sides with the agricultural voting bloc and caters to their support rather than insisting upon the humane treatment of animals – one of many replies received from him in recent months.
Remember that this Earth that we all have a stake in, generates – by the second – more and more individuals whose concern resides in kindness, a fair appraisal of environmental issues, and the welfare and yes, rights, of animals.
We shall not support any future candidacy of Stutzman’s. We shall urge others to look elsewhere for the prioritizing of intelligent, humane treatment of animals as well as respectful attention to those voters who have the good sense to care deeply and responsibly about all forms of life.