Demand the Resignation of Colorado’s Anti-Animal Rights Animal Protection Chief
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Deputy Commissioner, Colorado Department of Agriculture
Jim Miller

Demand the Resignation of Colorado’s Anti-Animal Rights Animal Protection Chief

    1. Laura Goldman
    2. Petition by

      Laura Goldman

      Torrance, CA

Scot Dutcher, chief of the Colorado Department of Agriculture's Animal Protection Bureau, has been doing a lot of tweeting on company -- i.e., taxpayers' -- time.

His Twitter bio reads, "Anti-animal rights, pro animal welfare. Support animal use in ag, exhibition, sporting, and med research." The thousands of tweets he's posted include "eat more polar bears" and "success over animal rights is the best revenge," along with others comparing the inability to shoot owned animals to the inability to destroy inanimate objects, and criticism of the felony charge for a woman who taped a dog to her refrigerator.

Dutcher is Colorado's lead investigator in the state's animal neglect and cruelty cases - including puppy mills, farm animal abuse, dogfighting and, yes, heinous acts like taping a dog to a fridge. Someone in his position should be condoning, not condemning, animal rights advocates.  

Tell Dutcher's boss, Deputy Commissioner Jim Miller, to replace Dutcher with an animal protection chief who's an animal lover, not an animal-rights fighter.

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    2. Colorado's Animal Protection Chief Tweets Against Animal Rights

      Stephanie Feldstein
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      His Twitter bio reads: "Anti-animal rights, pro animal welfare. Support animal use in ag, exhibition, sporting, and med research." The thousands of tweets he’s posted — many while on the job — include "eat more polar bears" and "success over...

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    • Margaret R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • almost 3 years ago

      You are definitely not very smart to tweet these things that directly relate to your job; hoping it will soon be your ex-job. You think you can defeat animal rights activists? Think again. We are strong. You do not deserve to be in charge of any thing. BTW, I think you are a poor excuse for a human being.

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    • andrew braunstein COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
      • almost 3 years ago

      fucking hypocrite RESIGN

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    • Victoria Molinari POULSBO, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      the greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated. - Gandhi

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    • Aim'ee A. Abington ROCK ISLAND, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      How on Earth did this guy get his job? Please fire him and hire some one who will do their job instead of tweeting hate while on the clock.

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    • G T ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 3 years ago

      Scot sounds like a real Dickhead. A wasted space on earth and a very poor example of a human being.I hope he chokes on his words.I have no time for people like him who enjoy this planet and its beauty without adding or doing anything positive. Total reject.

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