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Humane Society Legislative Fund Launches TV Ad Supporting Mary Bono Mack for Congress
PALM SPRINGS (Oct. 19, 2010) — The Humane Society Legislative Fund, the nation’s leading political advocacy organization for animal welfare, today launched a television advertisement supporting the reelection of U.S. Rep. Mary Bono Mack in California’s 45th Congressional district.
The ad, which cites Bono Mack’s leadership on animal protection policies, is airing on Palm Springs television. The group has also sent mailings and email to thousands of animal welfare supporters in the district.
“Mary Bono Mack has been an effective leader in protecting animals and fighting against cruelty,” said Michael Markarian, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. “She is working to protect pets and wildlife, and standing up for the values of kindness and compassion. We urge voters in the 45th district who care about the humane treatment of animals to support Mary Bono Mack.”
The 30-second TV ad shows images that highlight Mary Bono Mack’s record of leadership on key animal protection issues, such as dogfighting, horse slaughter, and fur labeling. Among her many actions to protect animals, Bono Mack has:
Sponsored a bill to require labeling of fur-trimmed garments so consumers are not deceived by false advertising. (H.R. 2480)
Co-sponsored a bill to stop the slaughter of American horses for foreign delicacies. (H.R. 503)
Co-sponsored a bill to ban trafficking in obscene animal “crush” videos. (H.R. 5566)
Co-sponsored a bill to strengthen the federal law against dogfighting and cockfighting. (P.L. 110-22)
Supported bills to protect wildlife, such as sea otters, marine turtles, primates, wild horses, cranes, and big cats. (H.R. 556, 509, 80, 1018, 388, 411)
HSLF is a nonpartisan organization that endorses Democratic, Republican and Independent candidates. HSLF evaluates candidates based on two overarching criteria: their viability and their stands on animal protection policies. HSLF does not judge candidates on party affiliation or any other issue. For a complete list of endorsements, go to hslf.org/voter_guide.
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. On the web at www.hslf.org.
Paid for by Humane Society Legislative Fund and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. HSLF, 519 C Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002.