If you're like me, you must feel that a new age of optimism and change has come to Washington with Sen. Obama's election as our next POTUS. At the present time, the President-elect is forming his administration so he can hit the road running when inaugurated on January 20, 2009. That could be a cold day in Winter, but it will be a bright and warm day in my heart. The Humane Society of the U.S. is asking us to send an email to President-elect Obama urging him to select a Secretary of Agriculture who is sensitive to animal welfare issues as well as consumer safety and environmental protection. The Secretary of Agriculture has oversight on the Animal Welfare Act and the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act. A humane Secretary of Agriculture can make a significant and positive contribution to issues concerning puppy mills, animal slaughter, animal fighting, and food safety. What a play maker that person can be, and what a giant leap forward for animal welfare if the right person is chosen.
So, the Humane Society of the U.S. is urging us to send a formatted email to Sen. Obama for this very purpose. Send it now, and don't dilly-dally. You can send the email HERE .