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Humane Society Legislative Fund Endorses Rep. Ed Royce for Re-Election to California’s 39th Congressional District

WASHINGTON (September 27, 2016)—The Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, announces its endorsement of Representative Ed Royce, R-California, for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Citing his strong advocacy for animal protection policies, the HSLF urges voters in California’s 39th Congressional District to support Rep. Royce for re-election.

“Ed Royce has served as a leader on animal welfare issues during his time in office, especially working to save rare wildlife species and crack down on poaching and wildlife trafficking,” said Sara Amundson, executive director of the HSLF. “Voters in the 39th District who care about the humane treatment of animals should support Rep. Royce for re-election.”

In the 114th Congress, Rep. Royce:

  • Sponsored the Global Anti-Poaching Act (H.R. 2494) to support global anti-poaching efforts, strengthen the capacity of partner countries to counter wildlife trafficking, designate major wildlife trafficking countries, strengthen law enforcement tools by applying provisions of the federal criminal code concerning money laundering and racketeering to wildlife trafficking violations and make other needed reforms;
  • Cosponsored the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act (H.R. 1942) to prohibit the slaughter and export of horses for human consumption overseas;
  • Cosponsored the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (H.R. 3268) to strengthen the federal law against the “soring” of show horses—using caustic chemicals and other painful substances to injure the horses’ hooves and legs to induce a high-stepping gait;
  • Cosponsored the Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act (H.R. 2293) to make malicious animal cruelty a crime on federal property and in interstate commerce, and complement the state anti-cruelty laws;
  • Supported the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2576), to update chemical safety tests and reduce or eliminate the testing of tens of thousands of chemicals on animals.

Media Contact: John Cleveland, (202) 676-2338, jcleveland@hslf.org

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HSLF is a nonpartisan organization that evaluates candidates based only on a single criterion: where they stand on animal welfare. HSLF does not judge candidates based on party affiliation or any other issue.

The Humane Society Legislative Fund is a social welfare organization incorporated under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code and formed in 2004 as a separate lobbying affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States. The HSLF works to pass animal protection laws at the state and federal level, to educate the public about animal protection issues, and to support humane candidates for office. Visit us on all our channels: on the web at hslf.org, on our blog at animalsandpolitics.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/humanelegislation and on Twitter at twitter.com/HSLegFund.

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