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Humane Society Legislative Fund calls out Pete Sessions' record of failing Texans who support commonsense animal protection issues

WASHINGTON (October 27, 2018)—Today the Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal protection, released an ad highlighting Pete Sessions’ abysmal voting record. Pete Sessions has been in Washington for over 20 years and has abandoned his responsibility to the voters of Texas’ 32nd Congressional District, and to the animals so many of his constituents expect him to protect.

"Pete Sessions is out of touch on commonsense animal protection issues. He has repeatedly failed to vote for or cosponsor bipartisan legislation his constituents support, including eliminating animal fighting and cracking down on puppy mills,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. "Texans put their trust in Pete Sessions to protect their pets, horses and iconic wildlife species. But, time and again, he has put animals and consumers at risk with his indifference to their interests.”

Sessions, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for two decades, has voted against vital animal protection legislation 40 times.

As the Chair of the House Rules Committee, he has prevented animal protection measures with significant bipartisan support, including protecting horses from slaughter for human consumption in foreign countries, from reaching the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

View the ad here.

View Pete Sessions’ inhumane voting record here.

Media Contact:Sarah Barnett 240-654-7544


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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