UPDATE November 7, 2007
For those that think their vote doesn't count:
|Virginia Senate District 37 - 100% of 39 Reporting
|Kenneth Cuccinelli *
It's my sincere hope that this site helped bring out the 91 people that voted and made the winning difference for a defender of traditional humane values and not "humane" society extremist agendas.
October 27, 2007
The HSUS has targeted ads against Virginia State Senator Ken Cuccinelli because he voted AGAINST their extremist agenda. I suggest anyone living within the Fairfax County 37th District in Virginia VOTE FOR Senator Cuccinelli on Tuesday, November 6th!
|Janet S. Oleszek
|10500 Indigo Ln.
Fairfax VA 22032-3733
|Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II
|PO Box 606
Centreville, VA 20122
Here are some highlights and a link to a Letter to the Editor by Mr. Cuccinelli regarding the FACTS about this issue, it's pretty enlightening on his position and is also a good example of how extreme the HSUS PROPAGANDA is about this sort of thing.
"Please keep in mind, the following list of crimes are class 1 misdemeanors ’ they carry a lesser penalty than a Class 6 felony, which would have been the penalty for cockfighting under the original bill:
* Assault or Battery by Mob;
* Recruitment into a known criminal street gang (e.g., MS-13);
* Kidnapping by a parent;
* Hazing of youth gang members;
* Reckless handling of a firearm so as to endanger life, limb or property;
* Assault and Battery;
* Assault and Battery against a household member (i.e., domestic violence);
* Threat to kill or harm school personnel while on school property;
* Stalking, wherein the victim is put in reasonable fear of death or bodily injury;
* Sexual Battery;
* Infected sexual battery.
These are crimes against human beings. The crime of fighting chickens is an awful crime, but the question for me was ‘˜is it worse than domestic violence? Is it worse than infected sexual battery? Is it worse than assault and battery by mob?’ My view is that these misdemeanors are substantially more serious than cockfighting.
The punishment for crimes against animals should not be the same as punishment for crimes against PEOPLE. And I do not believe putting someone who fights chickens in jail for an entire year is a wise use of our tax dollars.
Bottom line: I voted against the cockfighting bill because it put crimes against chickens on a par with crimes against human beings."
updated November 2, 2007