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Humane Society Legislative Fund Endorses Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate in California

WASHINGTON (October 6, 2016)—The Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, announces its endorsement of Kamala Harris, D-California, for election to the U.S. Senate. Citing her leadership on animal protection policies, the HSLF urges California voters to support Ms. Harris in November’s general election.

During her time in public service, among her many efforts, Harris has:

  • Been on the winning side of four separate challenges to Prop 2, the voter-approved ballot measure banning extreme confinement of farm animals in small cages on factory farms, and AB 1437, the bill to apply that same standard to shell eggs sold in the state;
  • Successfully defeated a challenge to California’s ban on the possession and sale of shark fins, a law passed to help reduce the demand for cutting off sharks’ fins at sea and leaving them to die slowly in the oceans;
  • Appealed the federal court ruling that struck down California’s ban on the sale of foie gras, produced through the inhumane force-feeding of ducks and geese;
  • Supported a law that allows judges to include a family’s pets in protective orders in domestic violence cases.

“Kamala Harris believes that all animals should be treated humanely and without cruelty and she’s led the fight in California on several important animal protection cases,” said Sara Amundson, executive director of the HSLF. “A vote for Kamala Harris for Senate is a vote for the humane treatment of all animals.”

HSLF notes that Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., has also been a strong supporter of animal protection, co-sponsoring a wide range of bills to protect animals and consistently receiving high marks on the Humane Scorecard.

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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, on our blog at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at

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