Governor "Gator Hater" Scott Placates Animal Activists

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) --

Gov. Rick Scott has made amends with animal rights activists.

They had been unhappy with his alligator hide boots.

They also were displeased by his recent comments that alligators
were his least favorite Florida animal and that he wouldn't mind
shooting one.

But on Friday the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida issued a
news release praising Scott's line item budget veto of $150,000 to
promote alligator products.

Spokesman Don Anthony says the foundation is happy that Scott
"recognizes in a difficult year, marketing the meat and skin of
alligators killed in Florida" should not be a state priority.


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  • by RetiredMarine Location: Tallahassee on May 27, 2011 at 03:39 PM
    I've got my alligator skin belt courtesy of the 1989 Louisiana hunt according to the label and would be more than happy to add a pair of boots and a nice billfold. And could really care what some treehugger thinks about it...
  • by david Location: Tally on May 27, 2011 at 02:13 PM
    People like these animal rights activist would have a fit around my neck of the woods. If a stray animal comes around, I will call neighbors within two mile radius, it isn't theirs I give it to my 22 pistol. These people are as Barney Fife said, "Nuts:.
  • by dt Location: tallahassee on May 27, 2011 at 12:55 PM
    I got drawn for 2 alligator tags this year. I'd be happy to take you Gov Scott.
  • by robert Location: O'Brien, Florida on May 27, 2011 at 12:25 PM
    Alligator hide is an excellent material for shoes and luggage. What the animal activists overlook is the durability of animal hides compared to the eco-impact of synthetic materials. For example, a typical fur coat will last more than one hundred years. The typical nylon shirt falls apart in a matter of months. Over-all, which has less impact on the envioronment, six hundred thousand nylon shirts or one fur hide?
  • by Crock O'Dillion on May 27, 2011 at 12:06 PM
    Given that Scottie will be making it easier for his developer friends to destroy wetlands in the name of the all-holy dollar, ask any alligator and they'll tell you they "wouldn't mind" shooting Scottie ...
  • by DTH Location: Tallahassee on May 27, 2011 at 12:03 PM
    $150,000.00 to Promote Alligator Products????? Who'se Alligator Products????? I didn't know that the State Government Manufactured and Sold Alligator Products. This time I agree with Scott. Let Businesses promote their own Products with THERE OWN MONEY. Who ever put this in the bill needs to be Arrested for attemped Theft of Tax Dollars, Missuse of Government Funds, Exploiting a Government Position, etc......
  • by Widower Location: Wakulla on May 27, 2011 at 11:50 AM
    If an alligator eats someones dog, or a person, who's side will these animal activists be on?
  • by Logical Thinking Location: Tallahassee on May 27, 2011 at 09:55 AM
    Some people have just too much time on their hands.
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