WASHINGTON (December 7, 2016)—The Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, announces its endorsement of John Kennedy, R-Louisiana, for election to the U.S. Senate. Citing his strong leadership and advocacy on animal protection policies, the HSLF urges voters in Louisiana to support Kennedy on December 10th in the runoff election.
As state treasurer, Kennedy led efforts to establish animal rescue operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, resulting in many lost pets rescued and reunited with their owners. He has stated that, as senator, working with federal agencies to enhance policies affecting animal recovery during natural disasters would be of the utmost importance.
Around that same time, Kennedy also advocated strongly against cockfighting, helping to ensure Louisiana’s ban on the practice in 2008.
"John Kennedy wants to take care of all of God’s creation, and we know he’ll be a determined and firm and effective advocate for common-sense animal welfare policies when he takes office in the U.S. Senate," said Sara Amundson, executive director of the HSLF. "Voters in Louisiana who care about animal welfare should support Kennedy and put an animal advocate in the seat long held by David Vitter."
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