Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Humane Society Legislative Fund Humane Scoreboard

Did Your Legislators Make the Grade?
Look inside to see how your representative and senators
scored in 2009 on animal issues, from horse slaughter
to wildlife protection to factory farms. Share the Humane
Scorecard with family, friends, and fellow animal advocates,
then go to for a detailed
review of the year’s progress and setbacks and to access an
online version of this publication.

House Leaders
A check mark indicates that the member led as a prime sponsor of pro-animal
legislation (including items not scored on this chart).

Horse Slaughter
A check mark indicates that the member
cosponsored H.R. 503 to
prohibit the knowing and
intentional transport, including
export, of horses to
be slaughtered for human
consumption. More than
90,000 American horses
were purchased in 2009 by
“killer buyers,” who often
outbid legitimate adopters
and rescue groups at auction.
The horses are shipped
long distances to cruel
deaths in Mexican and
Canadian slaughterhouses that cater to the palates of European diners.
Sponsors: Reps. John Conyers, D-Mich.; Dan Burton, R-Ind.
Status: Pending in Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Subcommittee;
181 cosponsors   See how yours did!

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