Bringing up Baby

By JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 1, 2008

Why animals? Kohl worked at the Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies. She’s an advocate for women’s and minority rights. Her shift in emphasis came, she says, upon realizing that animals were “the most victimized. Animals have the fewest advocates; they’re the lowest on the totem poll.”

What would really give her anti-puppy mill cause juice? Obama getting elected and following through on his promise to adopt a family dog. “That will probably do more than anything to set a national example,” says Kohl, “and take a real bite out of the puppy-mill industry.”

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