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Humane Society Legislative Fund Endorses Rep. Walter Jones for North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District

WASHINGTON (August 14, 2018)—Today the Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, announced its endorsement of Rep. Walter Jones for North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District.

Rep. Jones has cosponsored a wide range of animal protection legislation and recently voted for an amendment to the Farm Bill that would extend current dogfighting and cockfighting prohibitions to all U.S. jurisdictions, including the U.S. territories (H. Amdt 63).

"Walter Jones is a consistently reliable voice for animals in Congress," said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. "The Humane Society Legislative Fund is pleased to announce our support for Rep. Walter Jones, and we encourage voters in North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District who love animals to back his re-election."

Rep. Jones is a member of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, a bipartisan organization committed to raising awareness of animal welfare issues in Congress. Rep. Jones also introduced the Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act (H.R. 2032) to provide for the management of the management of free-roaming wild horses in and around the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge.

Among his efforts in the 115th Congress, Rep. Jones:

  • Cosponsored the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act (H.R. 1847) to strengthen the federal law against the “soring” of Tennessee Walking horses in shows—using caustic chemicals and other painful substances to injure the horses’ hooves and legs to induce a high-stepping gait.
  • Cosponsored the Pet and Women Safety Act (H.R. 909) to protect the human and animal survivors of domestic violence and support the work of domestic violence shelters to accommodate pets.
  • Cosponsored the Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (H.R. 1494) to make malicious animal cruelty a crime on federal property and in interstate commerce, and complement the state anti-cruelty laws.
  • Cosponsored the Safeguard American Food Exports Act (H.R. 113) to prohibit the slaughter and export of horses for human consumption overseas.
  • Cosponsored the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017 (H.R. 1406) to prohibit the domestic slaughter, trade and import of dogs and cats for human consumption.

Media Contact: press@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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