Steve King is a Republican representative in Congress, from the 5th District of Iowa. Last week-end he bragged about seeing a racoon trying to find shelter from the snow, and he took out his gun and shot the poor animal just to show how macho he was. He has now come under "fire" so to speak, of the verbal variety, from groups like Peta.
The Killer, Steve King:
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has weighed in on Rep. Steve King (R) killing a raccoon that tried to crawl its way into his Iowa home — and not surprisingly, the animal welfare group isn’t too pleased.
PETA spokesman Jaime Zalac said King should pick on someone his own size, “not a small animal seeking warmth in a blizzard.”
“It doesn’t give you comfort in your representatives when a member of Congress finds it amusing to boast of shooting a desperately cold animal who is 100 times smaller than he is and whose only misstep was trying to get into a large, warm house,” Zalac said in a written statement. “I hope he’s not on any committees that make decisions regarding cruel and unusual punishment. Decent people would call animal control for help, not get on Twitter to boast about having a really, really big gun.”
King tweeted on Feb. 9 that he killed the raccoon with a Desert Eagle pistol when he spotted it crawling into his house. In an interview last week, King told HOH that he felt he needed to kill the critter because he believed it was rabid and could potentially hurt his family.
And King insisted he appreciates wildlife, noting he often sees deer, rabbits, squirrels and other animals on his property.
Such a tough guy. I wonder if he called 911 for back-up before he shot this little animal in the head?
I hate Republicans. This guy is also adamantly against any kind of healthcare reform, bragging on his website that all Americans should have free "choice" in healthcare -- the freedom to die on the streets if you can't afford it. He wants to make sure the medical industry is free to make as much money as possible.
If you want to contact King and tell him what a despicable pig he is, here is his contact information
e-mail: steveking.house.gov (his website includes a contact form)
Phone: (202) 225-4426
Fax: (202) 225-3193