On May 25, voters in Montana will participate in a special election for a vacant seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The two frontrunners are Democrat Rob Quist and Republican Greg Gianforte. Gianforte recently got an assist from Donald Trump Jr. who campaigned with him in four cities. One of the campaign events was shooting prairie dogs, currently in their breeding season. On Earth Day. Because fun:
“As good Montanans, we want to show good hospitality to people,” Gianforte said. “What can be more fun than to spend an afternoon shooting the little rodents?”
Animal advocates were horrified. But fun:
Gianforte, whose campaign has focused on gun rights, dismissed the [Prairie Dog Coalition’s] concerns.
“Clearly they’ve never shot a prairie dog,” he said. “They don’t know how much fun it is.”
No word on how many pregnant or nursing prairie dogs were killed in the campaign event or how many orphaned pups were left to slowly die agonizing deaths in their burrows. But yeah, sounds like fun.