WASHINGTON (October 11, 2016)—The Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, announces its endorsement of Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kansas, for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Citing his strong support for animal protection policies, the HSLF urges voters in Kansas’s 3rd Congressional District to support Rep. Yoder in November’s general election.
“Kevin Yoder is fighting to stop animal cruelty in many of its forms,” said Wayne Pacelle, executive vice president of the HSLF. “He’s the right choice for humane-minded voters in the 3rd District of Kansas.”
Among his efforts in the 114th Congress, Rep. Yoder:
- Cosponsored the Pet and Women Safety (PAWS) Act (H.R. 1258) to protect the human and animal victims of domestic violence and support the work of battered women’s shelters to accommodate pets;
- 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;
- 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;
- Supported an amendment to prohibit the slaughter and export of horses for human consumption overseas;
- 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.
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