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Trump: America First, Animals Last? New US Government Poses Great Threat to Animal Welfare

Nov 10, 2016 06:07 AM EST

Now that Trump is already in his place, elected as the new president of the United States, animal welfare activists and similar groups might be on the quandary of losing their own fight. Trump's threats posed to the animals of America, including the pets of over 80 million Americans, could possibly be in peril.

Before elections, several efforts in swinging the votes away from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump were made by a number of concerned groups alarmed with the animal welfare issues. With the protests from different groups, it was very much emphasized that Trump and his family's actions toward animals are quite harmful enough and more so if he's already the president. This pertains to the trophy hunting done by Trump's children as well as similar activities done by his colleagues shown on photos being advertised by the animal welfare groups.

In Virginia, the group Humane Society Legislative Fund has been airing advertisements together with the stunning pictures of Trump's family on animal hunting. They were positive that Virginia, as a good battleground, can help in disseminating the information faster to animal lovers, and further help in sending the message to other voters that they should rethink before casting their choices in the election.

"Trump represents the greatest threat ever to federal policy-making and implementation of animal protection laws, and we are taking the unusual step of wading actively into a presidential campaign," said Michael Markarian, chief operating officer of the Humane Society Legislative Fund.

Aside from the continuous advertisements, anti-Trump groups have also mentioned about the newly elected president's minimal affiliation to animal welfare, even during his speeches. They have emphasized that Trump did not even release any policy position that can help in animal welfare campaigns. Interestingly, they claim that Trump has accepted $5,000 of contribution just this month from a political committee which was sponsored by Safari Club International. The club is known as a group that supports and encourages big game hunting.

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