You’d be a fool to expect that women, society’s traditional nurturers, can be more trustworthy than men to do the right thing by other creatures. The following case on former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks in the US, Julie MacDonald shows why. It also shows the danger of promoting people into positions of power, who, as attack dogs for religious right-wing conservative politics, typically have anti-animal welfare agendas.
What led up to Julie MacDonald resigning on April 30, 2007, amid scandal and in disgrace. What did she get up to?
Broadly, “Ms. MacDonald has betrayed the mission she swore to uphold,” as U.S. • • •
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