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Humane Society Legislative Fund Endorses Rep. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia for Election to U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON (Oct. 8, 2014) -- The Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, announces its endorsement of Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W. Va., for election to the U.S. Senate. Citing her support for animal protection policies, the HSLF urges voters in West Virginia to support Rep. Capito in November’s general election.

“Representative Capito has been a strong supporter of legislation to protect animals from cruelty and abuse, and she is working to promote the values of kindness and compassion to all creatures,” said Sara Amundson, executive director of the HSLF. “Voters in West Virginia who care about the humane treatment of animals should support Shelley Moore Capito for U.S. Senate.”

Among her efforts in the 113th Congress, Rep. Capito:

  • Co-sponsored the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act (H.R. 1518) to strengthen the federal law against the “soring” of show horses—using caustic chemicals and other painful substances to injure the horses’ hooves and legs to induce a high-stepping gait.
  • Co-sponsored the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act (H.R. 366) which was included in the 2014 Farm Bill, making it a federal crime to attend or bring a child to a dogfight or cockfight.
  • Co-sponsored the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act (H.R. 847) to protect dogs and crack down on abusive puppy mills in the United States by regulating online puppy sellers under the federal Animal Welfare Act.

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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.

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