Ambush journalism is never pretty, but here it exposes a politician's little-known position on an important issue: Exclusive Interview: Ted Cruz on Animal Rights In a video, Ted Cruz responds to blogger/reporter Kevin Kirchner with childish nonsense, demonstrating his contempt for both Kirschner and for animal rights. His contemptuous, silly responses in the video sound placating and are calculated not to escalate the situation. Animal industry workers frequently take out their frustrations on the animals. The extracurricular brutality tolerated in slaughterhouses is seen as just a cost of doing business. Workers who cannot control their cruel impulses should be fired and prosecuted, but Cruz is content to let things continue as they are. Agribusiness is legally responsible for the humane treatment of food animals, but no serious effort is put forth. Cruz, for his part, is in Big Meat's pocket. He's a menace to man and beast. Thank you for reading this blog. Your comments are welcome.