The John Adams Society

David W. Downing

Chairman

Sandy Nelson

Secretary

G. Larry Colson Jr.

Chief Whip

Marina Wolff

Chancellor

DECEMBER 2018

Please Note Change of Location: Pet Central Animal Hospital
Please Note Change of Day: Second Wednesday of the Month, December 12th

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

― Mohandas K. Gandhi

ANIMALS ARE ENTITLED TO KIND and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law. Animal rights groups have helped improve the welfare of farm animals. They have helped in disaster management outreach. They have helped to end puppy mills that have substandard breeding operations. In 1918 Veterinarians with the American Society for the prevention of Cruelty to Animals, ASPCA, developed the use of anesthesia for animals.

Due to animal rights activists controversial add campaigns, Avon stopped testing products on animals. McDonald's and Wendy's introduced vegetarian options. The Pentagon stopped shooting pigs & goats in wounds tests and cock fighting is now illegal in all fifty U.S. states. Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) argue that they have a duty - an obligation to be "press sluts" because they would be worthless if they were just polite and didn't make waves. When it comes to a companion animal's feelings, a reindeer is a pig is a dog is a boy.

ON THE OTHER HAND, some animal rights activists have become out of control. Animal companions are not people. Comparing Holocaust victims with animals being transported to slaughter or comparing African-American slaves to chained elephants is abhorrent. False allegations of animal cruelty against Ringling Brothers Circus is not okay. PETA has a broad policy of euthanizing animals, including healthy, adoptable animals, because it considers pet ownership to be a form of involuntary bondage. We now need legislation to protect the animals from animal rights activists.

THE CHAIRMAN, who prefers chinchillas to dogs or cats, in the meantime has called a debate to settle the topic:

RESOLVED: Free Rudolph! Reindeer have rights.

The Debate will be held on December 12, 2018, at Pet Central Animal Hospital, 2700 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis. 

The Chancellor will preside over drinks beginning at seven o’clock p.m. The debate will begin at half past seven. There is no dress code, however gentlemen who wish to speak must wear a tie; ladies are encouraged to adhere to a similar sartorial standard. For those gentlemen arriving sans tie yet wishing to discourse on the resolution, the Purveyor of Ties will keep on hand several remarkable selections.

Questions regarding debate caucus procedures or about the John Adams Society itself may be directed to the Chairman at (651)485-1699 or the Secretary at (612)968-3493.