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My Hero's



(well, those are some of my hero's, there are many more and will be added to my list as time goes on).

Where are the hero's of today that have this
kind of passion, integrity, and backbone?

We miss you Mr. Red Skelton ♥


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Dennis has a 100% positive voting record on animal

and environmental issues.

He has been vegan for 12 years.

He and his wife have adopted 3 rescue dogs.

He walks his talk.

He is a man of integrity, courage and compassion.

His is the true clean money campaign -

no corporate contributions are accepted.

A candidacy for the people, supported by the people.


As a necessary component of the living world,

we must extend compassion to one another and

to every living thing.

Our mission as human beings can truly be to elevate
this world from a condition of suffering and cruelty
to the planet's creatures,

and towards a condition of compassion

and inherent respect.

Through elevating the cause of every creature,

we elevate our own humanity.

We lift up the cause of humanity by reaching out

and connecting with all things living.

It is our sense of interconnection

with all living things that brings us to

respect the rights of animals;

to understand that animals are not to be "lower than";

that animals should not have less of a claim to existence,

less of a claim to the possibility of survival,

less of a claim to dignity.

Every one of us knows a story of animal cruelty;

every one of us knows how in one way or another

official policies have sanctioned cruelty to animals.
I am working to put compassion into action in our

policies with respect to animals in this country,

and to have America set a higher standard,

not only for this country, but for the world;

to make sure that all of God's creatures,

that all animals

are given a chance to have dignity in our society

and are given a chance to experience the appreciation

they should have as living beings.

I would include advocacy of animal rights in the

which I have already proposed to Congress.

This cabinet-level department would work with,

and offer an alternative to, the Defense Department.

There have been numerous studies that have suggested

a link between animal cruelty and domestic violence.
The DEPARTMENT OF PEACE would not only seek to resolve
international conflicts with nonviolent means,

but also seek to instill a peaceful paradigm

into the hearts of all the people of the world,

so that one day war will be an archaic relic

of a time that has passed.

My farm policy favors independent and family-owned farms.

I support a national ban on

packer ownership of livestock,

and numerous new incentives for farmers

to convert to sustainable and organic farming

and ranching techniques.

The vision of the meat that we consume coming from
happy and healthy free-range animals can become

more of a reality,

as opposed to the inhumane conditions that the often
mutated chickens, cows and pigs are forced to sustain
in our current system.

As a member of Congress, I have cosponsored every
piece of major animal protection legislation.

In addition, I hold the distinction of being

the only VEGAN in Congress.

I made this lifestyle change many years ago,

because I consider all life on our Earth to be sacred.

As a vegan, I choose not to eat any animals

or animal products.

I strive to live my life in accordance

with my convictions,

and any other choice of diet would defy my ideals and,
in my judgment, be hypocritical.~

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I LOVE this man!

Parade Magazine featured the Top Cops of 2007

and Jacob was an honorable mention.

He's tops in my book!

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Working undercover as an individual seeking to
purchase a pit bull for dog-fighting,

Louisiana State Trooper Jacob Dickinson

used confidential informants and

animal protection groups

to build a case leading to the arrest of a notorious
breeder/trainer of fighting dogs in the United States.
Fifty-nine dogs were seized and the suspect is
awaiting trial in January on

sixty-four counts of dogfighting.

Trooper Dickinson said it was an underground sport

but basically wide open on the Internet.

HBO went along with him in one case,

following the publicity over Michael Vick.

“I was on Real Sports, with Bryant Gumbel,” he said.
"The newest thing now is putting two pitbulls

in with a hog and betting which one will kill the pig."~

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