Rick Perry Offends Animals Too

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry is taking heat today after The Washington Post published the racial slur that was once painted in large letters on a rock at the gated entrance to his family’s secluded hunting camp.

There has been some debate over when exactly the offensive name was removed from the rock, but left out of the debate so far is whether the activities that continue to take place at the camp are offensive, no matter what it is called. Considering that the governor lists on his website that one of his goals is “encouraging stronger families and healthier citizens,” perhaps he should consider that hunting disrupts and destroys animals’ families and that it’s not so great at promoting the health of hunters who fall out of tree stands or accidentally shoot each other in the leg, not that we’re crying much over that aspect.

While someone has given the offensive gate marker a much-needed coat of paint, there’s no hiding the fact that Perry and his hunting buddies have blood on their hands.

 

Written by Michelle Kretzer

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