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Humane Society Legislative Fund Endorses Pamela Bondi for Re-Election as Florida Attorney General

WASHINGTON (Oct. 21, 2014) -- The Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, announces its endorsement of  Florida state Attorney General Pamela Bondi for re-election. Citing her strong support of animal protection policies, the HSLF urges Florida voters in to support Bondi in November’s general election.

“Attorney General Bondi has been a strong supporter of upholding existing laws and supporting new legislation to protect animals from cruelty and abuse,” said Sara Amundson, executive director of the HSLF. “A vote to return Pam Bondi to the Attorney General’s office is a vote for the humane treatment of all animals.”

In July 2014, Attorney General Bondi obtained a temporary injunction and asset freeze against five Jacksonville residents for the alleged illegal importation, breeding and sale of English bulldog puppies for sale through various websites. The defendants allegedly sold more than700 English bulldogs ranging in price from $1,500 to $2,300 each, with more than $1 million in potential profits. Many of the puppies suffered from congenital defects, parasites and other serious health and behavioral issues.

Bondi was also a strong supporter of S.B. 742, a greyhound injury reporting bill introduced in the last legislative session. Florida, along with Alabama, is one of only two states that do not report greyhound injuries to the public. In the states with injury reporting laws, the number of greyhounds euthanized has significantly declined.

Among her other efforts in office to support animal protection efforts, Attorney General Bondi has shown her personal commitment to animals by working with Florida humane organizations to promote shelter pet adoption. At every cabinet meeting for the last two years to, she hosts a special canine guest, an adoptable dog from a Florida animal shelters whom she highlights to engage her fellow cabinet members and lawmakers. 

Media Contact: Martin Montorfano, (202) 676-2347, mmontorfano@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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