Thursday, June 4, 2009

Pam fights for more room for farm animals

From the Globe:

Beacon Hill lawmakers considered a bill yesterday that would impose comprehensive restrictions on farms, requiring that animals be housed with room to stand up, lie down, turn around, and extend their limbs or wings.

If passed, the legislation, sponsored by Representative Pam Richardson, a Framingham Democrat, would bar what activists call some of the most egregious practices on farms: small cages for egg-laying hens, veal crates for calves, and gestation crates for pigs.

Such cases are rare occurrences in Massachusetts, and Richardson has not seen any in her district, she said at a public hearing yesterday before the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. Nevertheless, the bill would prevent such practices in the state, she said.

We need another piece of legislation that covers a non problem. I guess her equestrian degree has helped her with the farm animal Bill, but I wonder who has paid how much to get this going. Do the pigs and chickens at the State House need more room to stand, lie down and sleep?


At June 4, 2009 at 11:06 AM , Blogger Frank S. said...

She has got to be kidding, right? She is worried about farm animals when there are kids going hungry and sleeping in their cars as their homes have been forclosed on. What is the point of this legislation? She is so out of touch with reality. Stop paying her and maybe she would get in touch with her constituents who are out of work

At June 5, 2009 at 10:13 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

On this ridiculous proposal alone, she has lost my vote. How can this even be something she is concerned about when the state faces the economic crisis it does right now? Honestly, this makes me question her sanity, not just her inteligence.

At June 5, 2009 at 2:20 PM , Blogger Brian V. said...

Richardson is worried about the farm animals, Deleo is worried about not getting caught up in the Demassi scandal, and Patrick is worried about winning the next election. There seems to be a shortage of people in elected office being worried about us constituents. Someone, we, the residents of MA, have gotten pushed to the bottom of a very big stack of things to worry about. How did we all sit back and allow that to happen is the question I have. And more to the point, what are we going to do about this? To justify re-electing Richardson after her license for illegals and protection of farm animals proposals should be impossible for anyone with a brain to do. She is completely clueless. Does she not understand that animals can not vote? What the heck audience is she playing to anyway? She is coming across as dumber than a doorknob, which it tough to do unless that description fits.

At June 5, 2009 at 3:04 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

What makes matters worse for her, is that she publishes a newsletter, claiming to be doing something... and what is it she's doing? working on things that we don't want or need in these critical times. Notice, you see nothing about why she supported DiMasi, weeks before he was to resign. Or why she hasn't supported Devals ethics reforms. I can't imagine what her supporters are saying.

Next week Beacon Hill Roll Call will come out and I wonder how she voted on the Hack Holidays... my bet is she went along to go along.

At June 5, 2009 at 3:48 PM , Blogger Dylan said...

I don't think the woman has the brains god gave her. Must have been kicked in the head by a horse one too many times. She is stupid enough to send this out, telling people this is what she is going when the state is in such finacial crisis? If she is that out of touch not only with us, but with what is going on at the state house, then she had got to be as dumb as the horses she shoes. she ought to go back to doing what she went to school for and get out of the state house.


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