Senator Jeanette White’s recent letter, “Voting season is upon us,” reminded me of another topic that’s important to Vermonters that doesn’t always make the headlines, animal welfare.
Let’s not forget to ask our candidates before the August 26 primary what their views are on improving our animal welfare laws.
Vermont has the largest per capita rate of pet ownership in the country, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Senator White is herself a past recipient of the Humane Society of the United State’s “Humane State Legislator Award” for her work to improve the regulation of pet breeders, and has been a stalwart advocate of animal welfare legislation in Montpelier. Sure, there are lots of issues that are important to us all, but the animals we share our lives with can’t lobby themselves.