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Friday, February 19, 2010

Among other things, U.S. Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) is a responsible citizen, a family man, a firearm owner, and is staunchly pro-gun.  He also has a Twitter account from which he “tweets” fairly regularly.

According to a February 16, blog-post on Sioux City Journal.com, Rep. King recently tweeted the following during a snow storm he was riding out in his rural, western Iowa home:  “Mid day, mid blizzard, 15 degrees, Crazy Raccoon chewing and clawing his way into my house. Desert Eagle 1, Crazy Raccoon zero.”

Apparently the home-destroying--and potentially rabid--raccoon had been attempting to enter the King’s home for several days.  The blog post noted that King not only feared the raccoon might be rabid, but that King’s granddaughters often played in the area where the attempted “break-in” occurred.

So King did what most reasonable, self-reliant, self-preserving people in his situation would do:  he shot the raccoon.

Enter People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the radical and increasingly irrelevant animal “rights” group who, predictably, criticized King for his action. 

King should not have dispatched “a small animal seeking warmth in another blizzard,” said PETA spokesman Jaime Zalac.

A normally nocturnal wild animal that is known to be a frequent carrier of rabies, attempting to gain entry into your home in the middle of the day--and destroying your property in the process--is certainly just cause for concern.  And the desire and will to protect your family, home, and self by dispatching the wild animal before it can do more harm would certainly be considered reasonable by most. 

Unless, of course, you’re PETA.  In that case, you place the welfare of a destructive animal that could potentially be carrying a fatal disease and is trying to gnaw its way into a home, above the welfare of the home’s human residents.
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