Friday, December 28, 2007

U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd from West Virginia Has Been Named "Person of the Year" By Peta for His Efforts to End Animal Abuse

My respect to the senator as well. Perhaps the only one who cares one bit about animal issues.

Article:

PETA singles out Byrd for pro-animal animal activism

http://www.dailypress.com/news/local/virginia/dp-wv--
peta-byrd1226dec26,0,7149319.story

By the Associated Press

December 26, 2007

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd has been named "Person of the Year" by Virginia's People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

The animal rights group conferred the title on the longest-serving U.S. Senator on Wednesday, citing the West Virginia Democrat's passionate July speech against dogfighting. PETA also cited his efforts to improve the treatment of animals.

PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said "much animal suffering has been alleviated" because of Byrd.

Past recipients of the award include owners of a company that makes cleaning products without testing them on animals and the designer of a "humane" rodent trap.

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