Mary Landrieu has to take what she can get as far as organizations willing to pay for airtime. After a disasterous final debate last night and a depressing lack of funds left in the bank as she faces a runoff against a Republican for her Louisiana Senate seat, Mary Landrieu must turn to her only friends among her Louisiana constituents. And, apparently, her only friends among her Louisiana constituents are…the Humane Society. And it’s spending around $100K on television ads.
Beware, Louisiana. If you do not vote for Mary Landrieu for Senate, that beloved pet of yours will die a horrible, painful death, probably at the hands of Mary Landrieu’s Republican opponent.
If not for Sen. Mary Landrieu, Louisiana, your dog would probably be forced to fight other dogs. It also might have een killed for entertainment. Because, as it turns out, you live in a terrifying state where people murder puppies for sport and everyone’s hero is Michael Vick. According to Landrieu’s own page on her contribution to animal welfare, the claim is a bit overwrought, to say the least. In her time in Congress, Landrieu co-sponsored one bill that required licensing and regulation for breeders who sold puppies to the general public and created a minimum exercise requirement for dogs kept in breeding facilities and one bill that made attending a dogfighting event a felony, which it already is in most states. So, while the commercial would lead you to believe Mary Landrieu is suiting up and saving dogs daily, she mostly did the minimum possible at the Federal level to eliminate puppy mills and created a legislative rubric that was basically redundant of state laws.
She did, however, make it more comfortable for horses being transported to slaughterhouses, and ensured that the all-important horse-slaughter industry keep its jobs in America. So, I suppose there’s that.