8 Animals That Ran for Government Office

Every once in a while, political parties or local groups will put an animal on the ballot for public office. Every once in a blue moon, that animal will be elected! These eight stories include three critters who actually served (although how well they served is a matter of opinion). Pictured is Clay Henry III, the beer-drinking goat who was once mayor of Lajitas, Texas. Link

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We used to own a Siberian husky who liked to drink beer and eat frozen chicken wieners, then finishing with a loud belch. I wonder if she was qualified to run for mayor too.
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Wouldn't it imply that if animals can be elected, that from a legal point of view, they are a person? In which case, wouldn't killing an animal, even for food, equate to murder?
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