Conservative lobbyist draws link between food stamps, feeding animals

Conservative lobbyist draws link between food stamps, feeding animals

August 17th, 2012 by The Tennessean in Local - Breaking News

David Fowler

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David Fowler, president of the Family Action Council of Tennessee, worries that too many people are on food stamps, and they are becoming dependent on government handouts.

His solution, posted on his personal Facebook page, is to follow the advice of the National Park Service: "Do not feed the animals."

"Their stated reason for the policy is because the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves," Fowler wrote in the post. "This ends today's lesson."

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