One day after the first presidential debate, all animal lovers keep asking themselves what the candidates have to say in regards to animal rights.
Even if you already know who are you voting for in the next presidential elections, if you are an animal lover, these are some major things to know about the candidates and how they address animal welfare.
Is Hilary Clinton An Animal Lover?
When she was an US Senator, Hillary Clinton co-sponsored the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act and voted for a positive outcome for animals almost every time.
As Secretary of State, Hillary elevated U.S. efforts to combat poaching and wildlife trafficking and promote conservation.
Altough in the beggining of her campaign her website did not addressed animal issues at all (Bernie Sanders' did), she has included an entire page now about her plans to protect animals and wildlife.
Among her promises we find:
Protecting pets by making sure animal facilities have plans to protect the animals in their care during disasters
Strengthening regulations of “puppy mills” and other harmful commercial breeding facilities
Combating international wildlife trafficking by shutting down the U.S. market for illegal wildlife products
Protecting horses by ending the slaughter of horses for human consumption and cracking down on the practice of horse soring
Protecting farm animals from inhumane treatment
"The way our society treats animals is a reflection of our humanity", she claims.
What Has Donald Trump To Say On Animal Rights?
There is no record of Donal Trump taking a stance on animal rights or freedoms throughout his campaign. However, their son's passion for hunting wild animals in Africa has been widely discussed by the media.
What do we know, then? Actually, not much, but it doesn't look good for animal lovers.
Trump claims that climate change is a hoax
His Agriculture Advisory Committee includes people like Forrest Lucas, among other things founder of Protect the Harvest, an organization defending hunting, animal exhibitions and free animal ownership.
Will animal rights will impact your vote on November 8?