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Obama Family Dog

July 15, 2008

Whether the man becomes President or not isn’t the issue today. The whole world is watching and he’s promised his daughters a dog. What an opportunity to speak out for millions who cannot speak for themselves. . . Of course it could be career-limiting to tell the AKC what they can do with their pure bred snobbery. But the positive action of going to a shelter ~press in train~ with those little girls to lift a life out of despair would show the world what it means to be powerful and compassionate.

Even as “just” a father, he will be instilling in his daughters a message: either we value a life by the prestige placed on it by men or by the dignity placed in it by God. When we have the opportunity, do we save the life already pleading for a chance or do we contribute to the demand for more? How can any humanly tender heart look into the faces of those who may die tomorrow for lack of space, and then ask that another life be created for their own satisfaction?

Please, follow the title link to the Best Friends Network website [this issue has resolved and the link closed ~ed.]. The petition is simply to show Senator Obama that his potential constituents are watching and we care. While you’re there, click through to the Best Friends Animal Society’s main page and see the fantastic work they’re doing in Utah and around the country.

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