Unprotected whales and lions losing their hides recently made people see red and widely speak out. That spoke well of our evolving sensibilities, but we need to keep going in that direction, not just settle for the easy stuff.
Everything is interconnected. Conservation issues in Washington not only effect the region, but have national and international implications as well, especially when it comes to protecting endangered species.
I just stepped away from a press conference in the Cabinet Room of Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland where he, Ohio Farm Bureau official Jack Fisher and I announced a historic agreement on animal welfare in the state.