Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives
Congressional Issues 2008 MORALITY AND CULTURE
God has given human beings rights, according to the Declaration of Independence. Animals do not have rights. Trees do not have rights. The Creator Who gave human beings rights has the right to command human beings to care for animals (Proverbs 12:10) and trees (Deuteronomy 20:19). "Animal rights" should not serve as a pretext for expanding the power of the State and limiting the rights of human beings.