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Congressman Steve King [R, Iowa] believes dog fighting should not be illegal in in the United States.

His explanation for this baffling statement? Since humans are allowed to fight, why not allow dogs as well? ‘It’s wrong to rate animals above human being’ King opinatined during an interview at a town hall.

‘There is something wrong with society to make it a crime to watch dog fighting, but there is no law that bans somebody to watch people fight’. (An audio recording of his statement can be listened below in the video).

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Unfortunately, Mr. King has a lot to catch up. I have also learned that this is not the first time Congressman King has sparked outrage in the animal rights community.

1. In February 2010, King tweeted that he chased and shot a raccoon because the helpless animal had tried to get into his house during a powerful storm.

2. In July 2012, King strongly opposed the McGovern amendment (in connection to the 1012 farm bill) that would have established penalties for knowingly attending an animal fiht and for bringing underage children to such events.

3. King was also one of the members that voted against an upgrade of penalties for transporting fighting animals across state lines in 2007.

Steve King, Doggies 18 Comments [3/18/2017 6:10:07 PM]
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Jason_the_Cripple

"Since humans are allowed to fight, why not allow dogs as well?"

Maybe because humans don't fight to the death. At least not in the legal fights.

3/18/2017 7:10:39 PM

Insult to Rocks

Who the hell elected this chump, Michael Vick?

3/18/2017 9:04:04 PM

No One In Particular

Ah, Steve King...the dickhead who doesn't know (or care) enough about animal rights to refrain from shooting one for trying to survive a storm. I bet he wouldn't take too kindly to someone if they did that to him in the same situation. Just because they're not human doesn't mean they're insignificant beings made to fight for your sick and twisted preferred form of entertainment, Steve.

3/18/2017 9:05:22 PM



"Since humans are allowed to fight, why not allow dogs as well?"

Because humans consent to fight each other and dogs are abused and forced into fighting.

By this guy's logic, humans are allowed to have sex with humans, so why not dogs, right?

Why do conservatives seem absolutely fucking incapable of understanding the importance of consent.

3/18/2017 9:07:13 PM

Shepard Solus

Nobody forces two human boxers into the ring. Not so, two german boxers. A human fighter hires their coach; a canine fighter is purchased by theirs.

3/18/2017 9:52:03 PM

Malingspann

"Congressman Steve King: ‘There is something wrong with society to make it a crime to watch dog fighting, but there is no law that bans somebody to watch people fight’."

Sounds like a character from a novel by Stephen King.

3/19/2017 2:41:58 AM

SpukiKitty

Steve; Humans CHOOSE to fight! The dogs in question DON'T!

Why do these idiots find concepts like "CONSENT" so ALIEN?

3/19/2017 8:35:02 AM

creativerealms

Steve King. Man I realize that's a common name but come on.

3/19/2017 9:14:07 AM



Fuck Steve King. He is a piece of shit. He has no redeeming qualities

3/19/2017 9:38:54 AM

Swede

Humans usually volunteer to boxing and wrestling. The dogs don't have much of a choice.

Consent is easy as tea.

That works for boxing and beatings-up too.

3/19/2017 9:40:44 AM

heleninedinburgh

He needs to get savaged by a rabid St Bernard.

3/19/2017 11:22:05 AM

mikeandike

So, we find out about his illegal dogfighting bets and money when?

3/19/2017 11:25:58 AM

Thinking Allowed

Since humans are allowed to fight, why not allow dogs as well?


Because humans are capable of making choices to say yes or no to a fight.

3/19/2017 11:33:19 AM

Demon Duck of Doom

If the Animal Liberation Front assassinated Stevsrino, I wouldn't shed a tear.

3/19/2017 1:21:02 PM

Doubting Thomas

OK, someone needs to do some investigating into his background and friendships. There's got to be some skeletons in his closet for him to be so pro-dogfighting.

3/20/2017 6:41:37 AM

Mister Spak

"1. In February 2010, King tweeted that he chased and shot a raccoon because the helpless animal had tried to get into his house during a powerful storm. "

King doesn't know enough to come in out of the rain? Even though a raccoon does?

3/20/2017 7:37:34 AM

Elie

As a mixed martial artist, I'd like to remind this jackass that human fighters enter fights voluntarily, that we use very strict rules and precautions to shield us from undue harm, and that we always have the option of stopping our participation at any time.

A fighting dog, by comparison, is forced to fight in a manner that is far bloodier and more self-destructive than any human sport since the days of the Greek Olympiades.

3/20/2017 2:15:57 PM

Mathius_dragoon

Even as an Iowan, I still have no earthly idea how this guy ever got elected.

3/20/2017 3:50:53 PM

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