Democrat Governor Jared Polis of Colorado has appointed a radical animal rights activist who believes meat is murder to regulate livestock on the state’s veterinary board. The controversial PETA enthusiast, Ellen Kessler, will now have a powerful role in the agriculture industry. Kessler has been active on social media blasting the agriculture and farming industry as well as the 4-H programs.
“When questioned about Kessler’s activity on social media, Polis’ office laughably claimed he doesn’t actively monitor the social media of his appointees to state boards” reported Colorado Peak Politics. Well, isn’t that reassuring? According to State Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, the appointment is a favor to Polis’ husband, Marlon Reis, a longtime animal rights activist.
According to Colorado Peak Politics, Senator Sonnenberg also claimed Kessler’s appointment is part of “the First Gentleman’s agenda” who played a role in a bill requiring all eggs produced in Colorado come from a cage-free environment. State Senator Don Coram believes the appointment is a small battle in the overall war as part of a “larger effort by Polis to purge Republicans from state boards and commissions.”
In a discussion about the slogan “Meat is Murder” on Quora, Kessler wrote, “It’s an extremely effective slogan. Using only three words to create images that are horrific. The longer version of the ‘slogan’ is it’s not meat; it’s murder.’ Both are used at disruptions.” On social media, Kessler posted the following caption alongside an article about the 4H Livestock Show during coronavirus: “4H clubs teach children that animal lives don’t matter. ‘I’ll be sad until I get another lamb,’ one child was quoted as saying.”
In another example, Kessler reposted photos of an educational cow-milking simulator with the caption “A simulator that teaches future dairy farmers how to sexually abuse cows. But remember: ‘Vegans are weird.” Although State Senator Don Coram believes he has “more than enough votes to block Kessler’s appointment” it’s just another example of Polis’ extremely controversial actions in his attempt to further liberalize the state.