Alt News February 29, 2012
ANIMALS OF THE DAY: Dog Makes Video, Cat Runs For Office, Everyone Wins

Dog lovers and cat lovers rarely see eye to eye when it comes to their preferred pets, so it can be dangerous to try to please both groups. But when a representative of each animal camp does something worth noting, why not celebrate both?

First up is Team Dog: Advocates for canine companionship often point to their pet's many talents, from fetching sticks to hauling sleds to fending off thieves. Now they can add filmmaking to the list, thanks to a new music video from South African singer Johnny Neon: The clip for the song "Hearts" was filmed in its entirety by a dog named Lemon, who had a camera strapped on for the occasion.

But cat lovers need not be envious: While Lemon was running around the beaches of South Africa, a cat named Hank was kicking off his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.

Running as an independent, the nine-year-old feline from Springfield, Virginia, is running against two former state governors, Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine, to win the federal Senate seat being vacated by incumbent Democrat James Webb, who is not running for re-election.

Along with a website, Facebook page and Twitter feed, Hank has the following campaign ad to get the word out to Virginia voters:

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