In the last 10 years, no legislator in Indiana has contributed more to the suffering of animals than Senator Brent Steele. During that span he has sponsored or supported countless bills that directly put animals in harm’s way or blocked bills that would seek to protect them. Fortunately for the animals, he will be retiring at the end of this year. His legacy of supporting bills that protect industry over the lives of animals is a good reminder to Hoosier voters that they can make a difference by selecting candidates willing to show compassion to animals.
Steele’s campaign has received donations from at least 10 different organizations who stand to benefit when measures protecting animals are blocked and industries who routinely abuse animals in the course of doing business.
Over 71,000,000 animals in Indiana are living lives of misery on factory farms, and no legislator is more responsible for that than Brent Steele. In a few moments, we will review a list of some of the bills he has sponsored or supported, but first let’s talk about why he supports bills that cause the continued suffering of animals. What reason could he have to ensure the most innocent among us have almost no protection at all? Like we often do with politics, let’s look at the money.