ALG urges Congress to defund the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

Nov. 15, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging Congress to defund the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) as part of Americans for Limited Government’s program to identify wasteful federal spending:

“You may have seen the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) ads with images of pitiful-looking dogs and mournful Sarah McLachlan music playing in the background. Those ads have raised the ASPCA tens of millions of dollars. What those ads don’t mention are the ASPCA’s efforts to harass farmers and tell them how to do their jobs. Inevitably, the ‘reforms’ demanded by the ASPCA and groups like them drive up costs for farmers and increase food prices — hurting the poor. That is why I’m so disappointed that the federal government is giving the ASPCA hundreds of thousands of taxpayers’ dollars — money that the wealthy organization clearly does not need. Farmers play a crucial role in our society, and Congress should see to it that we’re not funding their enemies.”

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