Humane Society Says Donald Trump Is a ‘Threat to Animals’

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By Emily Zanotti | 4:24 pm, October 7, 2016

Never mind the humans, a Donald Trump presidency would be disastrous for our nation’s animals, claims a newly launched Humane Society ad campaign.

The pro-pet organization is the latest in a long line of unconventional endorsements for Hillary Clinton — and perhaps the only one that justifies their support by citing the nation’s cats and dogs as Trump’s top targets. It’s also the first time the Humane Society has taken what they call the “unusual step” of getting involved in human politics.

They even have a commercial, which takes aim at Trump’s trophy hunter sons, comparing them to the man who killed Cecil the Lion (though in both cases, the exotic hunts ultimately benefited African conservation programs).

According to Humane Society president Michael Markarian, Donald Trump has assembled a campaign team full of renowned animal-haters, from oil industry tycoons, to “factory farming moguls,” to vocal anti-animal advocates, just waiting to gain power so that they can come for your beloved house pets.

And Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s running mate, is apparently the worst of the bunch, partly because he refused to vote for legislation that outlawed the keeping of monkeys as pets.

The Humane Society lauds Hillary Clinton, who they say cracked down on puppy mills, the ivory trade, and illegal African poaching, all noble pursuits, but hardly most peoples’ top priority when it comes to selecting a Presidential candidate.

Fortunately for Donald Trump, he’s not alone in defending himself against the Humane Society’s claims that he’s the worse Presidential choice for America’s four-legged citizens. Dogs for Donald Trump is an active arm of the Trump campaign, working to spread the word that Donald is warmer and fuzzier than he appears. Their campaign slogan is, “Dogs for Donald, I Shih Tzu Not.”