The Political Animal No. 2: What’s Up with Those Committee Chairs?


Wayne Pacelle, founder of Animal Wellness Action, and Marty Irby, the non-profit's executive director, talk with host Joseph Grove about the key role of committee chairman in expediting or halting the progress of federal animal-welfare legislation. Plus: Lawmakers take aim at shark-finning, and the battle intensifies against Thoroughbred deaths on racetracks.

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