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The KITTEN Act

 

I am often astounded at the lack of self-awareness that seems to engulf leftists, but this instance ranks as one of the best examples. Apparently, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) has sponsored the KITTEN Act (Kittens in Traumatic Testing Ends Now) that aims to end the euthanasia of kittens used in USDA research and testing.

“The KITTEN Act will protect these innocent animals from being needlessly euthanized in government testing,” Merkley told reporters, “and make sure that they can be adopted by loving families instead.” Does he even hear himself? They should be treated and adopted? That’s exactly what Americans have requested for living, breathing babies. Democrats said no. Killing a child is a “personal decision,” they said, and Congress shouldn’t get in the way.

It is astounding that leftists are willing to let human babies that survive abortions die on a table yet rush to the defense of kittens. And not only that, but now they want federal funding to cover abortions, effectively overturning the Hyde Amendment.

These people are evil. Satan must look on approvingly.

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There are 23 comments.

  1. Member

    Years ago (so back when “safe, legal, and rare” was the mantra of advocates), a then-co-worker who was “pro-choice” did nonetheless repeatedly express that a fetus should be entitled to at least the same level of protection of a feral cat (which then-current law didn’t provide, and today’s law often provides even less). 

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    • March 15, 2019 at 10:43 am
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  2. Member

    Well at least they aren’t for doing biological experimentation on fetuses (so they have that over the cats). I think the main thing to consider about kittens or cats that have under gone biological experimentation is that often they might not recover from what is done to them. Euthanizing them is quicker and less painful than letting them linger on. In many case euthanizing the animal is actually part of the protocol because you need to get tissue samples from them. Though I guess they do say needlessly, but still. I’m not sure how suitable lab animals are for adoption to begin with. 

     

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    • March 15, 2019 at 10:43 am
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  3. Member

    Aren’t all kinds of animals (pets, wildlife injured by accident (I personally shot a deer that I had hit with a car once) horses injured injured in races, etc) euthanized when we as adults think that it will reduce suffering? Isn’t it often referred to as humane treatment when we do so?

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    • March 15, 2019 at 12:19 pm
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  4. Listener

    Bizzaro world policy values

    • #4
    • March 15, 2019 at 12:29 pm
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  5. Member

    Reminds of this

    Mary Ellen McCormack in 1874

    Mary Ellen Wilson (March 1864 – October 30, 1956) or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.[1] At the age of eight, she was severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly.[2] Because no laws protected children from abuse at the time, statutes against cruelty to animals were invoked to remove her from the home. Hers was the first recorded case of child abuse in the United States.

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    • March 15, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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  6. Member

    Valiuth (View Comment):

    Well at least they aren’t for doing biological experimentation on fetuses (so they have that over the cats). I think the main thing to consider about kittens or cats that have under gone biological experimentation is that often they might not recover from what is done to them. Euthanizing them is quicker and less painful than letting them linger on. In many case euthanizing the animal is actually part of the protocol because you need to get tissue samples from them. Though I guess they do say needlessly, but still. I’m not sure how suitable lab animals are for adoption to begin with.

     

    As opposed to experimenting on humans done at VA hospitals. The euthaning is the same.

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    • March 15, 2019 at 1:12 pm
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  7. Member

    Valiuth (View Comment):
    Well at least they aren’t for doing biological experimentation on fetuses

    You have got to be kidding. 

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    • March 15, 2019 at 1:13 pm
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  8. Member

    As an Oregonian, I can affirm that that proposal is typical of our junior senator/would-be presidential candidate. He is brilliant(?). I’m sure he and his staff spent many, many hours coming up with the title for their proposal.

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    • March 15, 2019 at 2:17 pm
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  9. Coolidge

    Scott Wilmot: These people are evil. Satan must look on approvingly.

    You have summarized the situation exactly. I do believe these people will also be joining Satan in his infernal home. 

    • #9
    • March 15, 2019 at 5:23 pm
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  10. Member

    It sounds like something from the Onion. 

    • #10
    • March 15, 2019 at 5:24 pm
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  11. Coolidge

    Nobody should get between a kitten and her Doctor (of research).

    • #11
    • March 15, 2019 at 10:20 pm
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  12. Thatcher

    Scott Wilmot: I am often astounded at the lack of self-awareness that seems to engulf leftists …

    Elizabeth Warren appeared on the MSNBC show Meet the Mika a few days ago. She stated that she is against people using deception in order to get into the universities of their choice.

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    • March 16, 2019 at 3:15 am
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  13. Thatcher

    Maybe we could save these babies if we say they’re going to the USDA for “research and testing” . . .

    • #13
    • March 16, 2019 at 6:06 am
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  14. Thatcher

    Percival (View Comment):

    Scott Wilmot: I am often astounded at the lack of self-awareness that seems to engulf leftists …

    Elizabeth Warren appeared on the MSNBC show Meet the Mika a few days ago. She stated that she is against people using deception in order to get into the universities of their choice.

    You gotta be kidding! OMG . . .

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    • March 16, 2019 at 7:39 am
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  15. Member

    Scott Wilmot: Apparently, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) has sponsored the KITTEN Act (Kittens in Traumatic Testing Ends Now)

    The bill was introduced in 2018 by Mike Bishop (R) representing Michigan’s 8th.

     https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr5780/summary

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    • March 16, 2019 at 9:01 am
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  16. Member

    Barfly (View Comment):
    Barfly  

    Scott Wilmot: Apparently, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) has sponsored the KITTEN Act (Kittens in Traumatic Testing Ends Now)

    The bill was introduced in 2018 by Mike Bishop (R) representing Michigan’s 8th.

     https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr5780/summary

    So I was wrong about our brilliant Senator. He didn’t come up with the Act, or it’s precious name. Why am I not surprised?

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    • March 16, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    Percival (View Comment):

    Scott Wilmot: I am often astounded at the lack of self-awareness that seems to engulf leftists …

    Elizabeth Warren appeared on the MSNBC show Meet the Mika a few days ago. She stated that she is against people using deception in order to get into the universities of their choice.

    I bet the host(ess) didn’t even blink.

    • #17
    • March 16, 2019 at 2:25 pm
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  18. Thatcher

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Scott Wilmot: I am often astounded at the lack of self-awareness that seems to engulf leftists …

    Elizabeth Warren appeared on the MSNBC show Meet the Mika a few days ago. She stated that she is against people using deception in order to get into the universities of their choice.

    I bet the host(ess) didn’t even blink.

    Nothing remotely like a followup. Not even a “Whut?”

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    • March 16, 2019 at 2:34 pm
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  19. Member

    Percival (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Scott Wilmot: I am often astounded at the lack of self-awareness that seems to engulf leftists …

    Elizabeth Warren appeared on the MSNBC show Meet the Mika a few days ago. She stated that she is against people using deception in order to get into the universities of their choice.

    I bet the host(ess) didn’t even blink.

    Nothing remotely like a followup. Not even a “Whut?”

    At least back away, so the lightning doesn’t hit them too…

    • #19
    • March 16, 2019 at 7:10 pm
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  20. Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Scott Wilmot: I am often astounded at the lack of self-awareness that seems to engulf leftists …

    Elizabeth Warren appeared on the MSNBC show Meet the Mika a few days ago. She stated that she is against people using deception in order to get into the universities of their choice.

    I bet the host(ess) didn’t even blink.

    She can’t.

    Botox.

    • #20
    • March 17, 2019 at 4:59 am
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  21. Thatcher

    Percival (View Comment):

    Scott Wilmot: I am often astounded at the lack of self-awareness that seems to engulf leftists …

    Elizabeth Warren appeared on the MSNBC show Meet the Mika a few days ago. She stated that she is against people using deception in order to get into the universities of their choice.

    I couldn’t find the clip, but Legal Insurrection did:

    • #21
    • March 17, 2019 at 5:58 am
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  22. Member

    There are people who in my opinion are wrong, but Merkley is different. I listened to him discussing socialism and I believe this guy is actually stupid.

    • #22
    • March 17, 2019 at 10:50 pm
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  23. Member

    Scott Wilmot: Apparently, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) has sponsored the KITTEN Act (Kittens in Traumatic Testing Ends Now) that aims to end the euthanasia of kittens used in USDA research and testing.

    “In” should also be capitalized, since it’s part of the acronym.

    • #23
    • March 19, 2019 at 2:10 am
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