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Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Joe Neguse in Primary for Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District

WASHINGTON (May 01, 2018)—Today the Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, announced its endorsement of Joe Neguse for Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District.

As the head of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, Neguse ensured the Department supported legislation at the state level to positively benefit the welfare of animals.

"Joe Neguse has pledged to be a committed supporter of common sense animal protection measures," said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. "The Humane Society Legislative Fund is pleased to support his candidacy and looks forward to working with him to pass important animal welfare legislation."

Neguse has pledged to support important federal animal welfare issues, including:

  • Supporting the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act to make malicious animal cruelty a crime on federal property and in interstate commerce, and complement the state anti-cruelty laws.
  • Supporting the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act to prohibit the domestic slaughter, trade and import of dogs and cats for human consumption.
  • Supporting the Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act to protect the human and animal victims of domestic violence and support the work of domestic violence shelters to accommodate pets.
  • Supporting the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) Act to make grants to eligible nonprofit organizations that provide trained service dogs to veterans with severe post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Supporting the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act to strengthen the federal law against the “soring” of Tennessee Walking horses in shows—using caustic chemicals and other painful substances to injure the horses’ hooves and legs to induce a high-stepping gait.
  • Supporting the Humane Cosmetics Act to phase out the testing of cosmetics on live animals and the sale of newly animal-tested cosmetics.

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