VP wife Lynne Cheney is fur coat advocate

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, March 2001:
The most influential voice on animal issues in the White House of George W. Bush may be American Enterprise Institute fellow Lynne Cheney, wife of Vice President Dick Cheney–and that won’t be good news for animal defenders.

Formerly an outspoken defender of fur coats and hunting as a frequent guest on CNN Crossfire, Cheney is a longtime friend of Alan Simpson, the Republican ex-U.S. Senator from Wyoming, who spent much of his tenure attacking the En-dangered Species Act.¬†Cheney’s personal assistant, Laura Farish-Chadwick, is daughter of horse breeder and Church-ill Downs board president William S. Farish.

Farish, who gave an English springer spaniel named Millie to former U.S. President George H. Bush and his wife Barbara during the senior Bush’s term in office, was recently nominated to become U.S. ambassador to England. A close friend of Queen Elizabeth II, Farish is believed to have hunted foxes with members of the royal family.

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