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Humane Society Legislative Fund Endorses Rep. Martha McSally for Re-Election in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District

WASHINGTON (October 4, 2016)—The Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, announces its endorsement of Rep. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Citing her strong leadership and advocacy on animal protection policies, the HSLF urges voters in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District to support Rep. McSally for re-election.

“Rep. McSally is a strong voice for her constituents, but also for those who can’t speak up for themselves: the animals,” said Sara Amundson, executive director of the HSLF. “Her record speaks for itself. Voters in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District who care about animal welfare should support Martha McSally for re-election.”

In the 114th Congress, Rep. McSally:

  • Is the lead sponsor of the Humane Cosmetics Act (H.R. 2858) to phase out the testing of cosmetics on live animals and the sale of newly animal-tested cosmetics;
  • 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;
  • Supported funding for enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act, Horse Protection Act, Humane Methods of Slaughter Act and federal animal fighting law, as well as for programs to address the needs of animals in disasters and to ease a shortage of veterinarians in rural and inner-city areas and USDA positions through student loan forgiveness;
  • Urged the USDA to take action for Nosey, an ailing circus elephant held by a notorious exhibitor and forced to perform despite crippling arthritis.

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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