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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Southern Senator Stops Confirmation Over Animal Protection

Georgia readers should contact this Republican Senator and ask what's up.

Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) has put a hold on Cass Sunstein's confirmation as the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. According to Michael Markarian from the Humane Society, Sunstein's confirmation is supposedly being held due to pressure from some agribusiness groups. Sunstein is a Harvard law professor who has written about animal protection issues. He is the co-editor, for example, of Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions, which examines views both in favor and against animal law.

The position he's going for doesn't even deal with animal issues, but, if true, their corporate opposition shows the fear and the long reach of these greedy monsters.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Hi Ana,

By the sounds of things, it does appear as though it is not possible to the reasons for putting the appointment on hold with any form of confidence or certainty.

Regardless of whether this is indeed the reason or not, the agribusiness sector, frankly speaking, should not interfere with public sector appointments which do not concern them and should seek to work in a co-operative fashion with whoever is appointed to a public position.