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Humane Society Legislative Fund Endorses Russ Feingold for Election to U.S. Senate in Wisconsin

WASHINGTON (September 29, 2016)—The Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, announces its endorsement of Russ Feingold, D-Wisconsin, for election to the U.S. Senate. Citing his strong leadership and advocacy on animal protection policies, the HSLF urges voters in Wisconsin to support Feingold in November’s general election.

Russ Feingold has a long history of support for animal protection, working in the U.S. Senate and throughout his career in public service to protect animals from cruelty and abuse. As United States Special Representative for the African Great Lakes Region and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Feingold worked extensively to protect elephants from poaching and wildlife trafficking.

“During his extensive career in public service, Russ Feingold has proven his commitment to animal protection,” said Sara Amundson, executive director of the HSLF. “His lengthy record on the wide range of issues confronting animals speaks to that commitment. Voters in Wisconsin who care about the humane treatment of animals should support Russ Feingold for election.”

During his time in Congress, Feingold:

  • Introduced the Crane Conservation Act (S. 197) to assist in the conservation of imperiled cranes;
  • Cosponsored the Truth in Fur Labeling Act of 2009 (S. 1076) requiring accurate labeling on all fur-trimmed apparel;
  • Cosponsored the Pet Safety and Protection Act (S. 714) to prohibit unscrupulous “Class B dealers” from funneling random-source dogs and cats into laboratory experiments;
  • Cosponsored the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act (S. 382) to create felony-level penalties for dogfighting and cockfighting activities.

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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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