Where do your lawmakers stand on animal cruelty?


#1

I just came across this site. It’s pretty cool. You can CLICK HERE to enter your lawmaker’s name into the Congressional Accountability Tool and find out where they stand with regard to animal welfare.

I am in California so I tested it with Dianne Feinstein and it gave me a ton of information including the following:

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Dianne Feinstein
Senator CA
Strong support on issues of animal cruelty.

Using aircraft to hunt bears, killing wolves and bears in dens, and other extreme killing practices on wildlife refuges in Alaska

On March 21, 2017,
Sen. Feinstein took
a pro-animal position
by voting ‘no’.

The Senate approved H.J. Res. 69, a Congressional Review Act resolution to revoke a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule that prohibits cruel and unsporting hunting methods on more than 76 million acres of National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska, including killing mother bears and cubs in their dens or spotting grizzly bears from planes and then landing and shooting them. The vote was 52-47 in March 2017. “No” is the pro-animal vote.

read the full bill >

Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture

On December 14,
2017, Sen. Feinstein
took a pro-animal
position
by voting ‘yes’.

Federal anti-cruelty law: The Senate passed the PACT Act, S. 654, by Senator Pat Toomey, R-Penn., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., in a unanimous vote in December 2017 an attempt to establish the nation’s first-ever anti-cruelty statute and to crack down on bestiality. (The House has still not passed the companion bill even though it has 282 cosponsors.

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Stopping the misuse of hundreds of millions of checkoff dollars by factory farming interests to hire staff and lobby the federal government

On June 28, 2018,
Sen. Feinstein took
an anti-animal
position
by voting ‘no’.

The Senate rejected an amendment to stop factory farming interests from treating “check off” dollars as a slush fund to lobby the Congress, fund their operations, and for other purposes not consistent with the original purposes of the authorizing legislation. The vote was 37 to 58. “Yes” is the pro-animal vote.

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Pet and Women’s Safety Act

Sen. Feinstein took a

pro-animal position by
cosponsoring this bill.

Domestic violence that hurts people and pets. The PAWS Act, S. 322, helps to protect battered partners and their pets by extending federal domestic violence protections to include pets, and authorizing grant money to help domestic violence shelters accommodate pets. Many victims their decision to leave a violent situation out of fear for their pets’ safety; 84 percent of women entering shelters reported that their partners abused or killed the family pet. The underlying bill has 38 cosponsors. The Senate approved the bill as an amendment to the Farm bill.

read the full bill >

Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act

Sen. Feinstein took a

pro-animal position by
cosponsoring this bill.

S. 793 expands upon the Shark Finning Prohibition Act of 2000 and the Shark Conservation Act of 2010 and prohibits the trade of shark fins. Shark populations are in crisis because of the demand for fins. The bill has 34 cosponsors.

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Prevent All Soring Tactics Act

Sen. Feinstein took a

pro-animal position by
cosponsoring this bill.

S. 2957, prohibit trainers from injuring the feet and lower legs of horses with caustic chemicals or mechanical means – a practice known as “soring.” This malicious abuse causes the horses pain when they step on the ground, causing them to exaggerate gait in show competitions. The bill has 27 cosponsors.

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Horse slaughter for human consumption

Sen. Feinstein took a

pro-animal position by
cosponsoring this bill.

The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, S. 1706, would ban the slaughter and live export of American horses for slaughter for human consumption. That bill has 30 cosponsors.

read the full bill >


#2

Great find @VeganGal!!

Here is a link to the home page of that site: