RELEASE: Humane Society Recognizes Campbell for Leadership on Animal Protection
Friday, 09 March 2012 10:37
For Immediate Release:
March 9, 2012
Humane Society Recognizes Campbell for Leadership on Animal Protection
WASHINGTON —The Humane Society of the United States, together with its affiliate, the Humane Society Legislative Fund, has distinguished U.S. Representative John Campbell (R-CA) for leadership on animal protection legislation in 2011.
Campbell, a member of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, has received a Legislative Leader award for his work and influence on lethal predator control, defense of endangered species, elimination of puppy mills, and passage of spending cuts to defend animals and taxpayers.
“We commend Representative Campbell for taking the lead and calling attention to these humane concerns,” said Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The HSUS. “We’re grateful to have such a steadfast supporter on animal protection.”
Every year, the Humane Society Legislative Fund compiles a federal Humane Scorecard to provide a snapshot of animal protection issues considered by the U.S. Congress and give animal advocates a tool to assess the performance of their Senators and Representatives. The scorecard tracks key votes as well as co-sponsorship of important pro-animal bills and signing an annual letter seeking funds needed to enforce key animal welfare laws. For 2011, House ratings included votes on agribusiness subsidies, lethal predator control, and the Endangered Species Act, and co-sponsorship of priority bills on puppy mills, horse slaughter, animal fighting, and chimpanzees warehoused in laboratories.
“It is heartening to see again how animal protection issues bring Members of Congress together across party lines,” said HSLF President Michael Markarian. “We thank Rep. Campbell for his outstanding work to ensure that our federal laws reflect the core humane values and attitudes of American society.”
Congressman John Campbell Accepting the "Legislative Leader Award" with HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle (left) and HSLF President Michael Markarian (right).