Today at Big Cat Rescue Jan 18
A Few Requests From Our Friends
Save Feral Cats
Join me in urging Loews to support the humane solution for cats living on their properties! Take action. Thank you.
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The New Report Is Out. How Did Your Legislators Do?
The new report is hot off the press. The 2011 Humane Scorecard provides an easy way to track the performance of your federal lawmakers on key animal protection issues during last year, and I hope you’ll take a moment to check it out.
We made progress for animal protection on a number of fronts during the first session of the 112th Congress, especially increased funding to crack down on puppy mills and horse soring despite a very tough budget climate. We also laid the groundwork for important policies to be considered in 2012.
We encourage you to check out the final Humane Scorecard, a measuring tool that allows citizens to hold lawmakers accountable on critical animal protection issues. You can also read more details on the full range of issues and 2011 outcomes at my Congressional Year in Review for Animals blog entry.
Despite congressional gridlock, budget standoffs, and deepening partisan divides, we were able to win some important victories for animals, set the stage for further progress in 2012, and demonstrate again that animal welfare is a core American value.
Thanks for all you do for animals.
Humane Society Legislative Fund
2011 Humane State Ranking
The Humane Society of the United States has released its third annual “Humane State Ranking,” a comprehensive report rating all 50 states and Washington, D.C. on a wide range of animal protection laws, including animal cruelty codes, equine protection standards, wildlife issues, animals in research, and farm animal policy.
Earning the highest scores are California (first place), New Jersey and Oregon (tied for second place), and Illinois and Massachusetts (tied for fourth). Check out where your state stands and see the complete 2011 Humane State Rankings map.
Thank you for all you do for animals.
Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO