WASHINGTON (Sept. 17, 2012) --The Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, announced its endorsement of U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin for Wisconsin’s open U.S. Senate seat. Citing her strong support of animal protection policies, the Humane Society Legislative Fund urges Wisconsin voters to support Baldwin.
“Tammy Baldwin has been a strong supporter of commonsense animal protection policies and has stood up for the values of kindness and compassion,” said Sara Amundson, executive director of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. “We urge Wisconsin voters who care about the humane treatment of animals to support Tammy Baldwin.”
In the 112th Congress, Baldwin has:
- Co-sponsored the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act, H.R. 835, to crack down on abusive “puppy mills” in the U.S., where breeding dogs are often stacked in wire cages for years to produce litter after litter, without exercise, veterinary care, socialization or human companionship
- Co-sponsored the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act, H.R. 2492, to close a loophole in the federal animal fighting law by making it a crime to attend or bring a child to a dogfight or cockfight
- Co-sponsored the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act, H.R. 2966, to prohibit the long-distance transport (including export) of American horses for slaughter for human consumption in other countries where horse meat is considered a delicacy
- Voted for an amendment to cap agriculture subsidies and limit huge taxpayer giveaways to massive factory farms which jeopardize public health, the environment, and animal welfare, while also driving smaller and more humane, sustainable family farms out of business
- Voted for an amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations Bill that would have saved millions of taxpayer dollars by reducing the use of aerial gunning, toxic poisons, steel-jawed leghold traps, and other inhumane methods of killing predators as a subsidy for private livestock ranchers
- Voted for an amendment to the Interior Appropriations Bill, which removed a devastating “extinction rider” that would have weakened the Endangered Species Act by preventing the listing of imperiled species and designation of critical habitat
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