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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Representing the 11th District of California

Congressman DeSaulnier Receives Human Advocate Award For 100% Rating from Humane Society

April 14, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) received the Human Advocate award for his 100% rating on the 2015 Humane Society Legislative Scorecard. Only over one-quarter of all Members of the House of Representatives received a perfect rating.

“I am proud to work with the Humane Society to protect the ethical and humane treatment of animals in our area and around the world. This year, we fought to prevent animal cruelty and torture, stop animal testing for cosmetics, and protect critical habitats to preserve endangered species. I will continue building on this work, and what we accomplished in the state legislature, to safeguard animals and those who love them,” said Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, a member of the Animal Protection Caucus.

“Congressman DeSaulnier has been a strong and consistent advocate for protecting animals from cruelty and abuse,” said Michael Markarian, President of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. “We are grateful for his work to protect animals from malicious cruelty, and to crack down on abusive practices such as horse slaughter and ivory trafficking.”

The Humane Society’s Scorecard is published annually to give Americans a snapshot of their legislator’s record on animal protection issues. The grades given are based on a Member’s sponsorship of pro-animal bills, key votes, and continued protection of major animal welfare laws. The full Scorecard can be found here.

Photo caption: Congressman DeSaulnier honored by Humane Society as a recipient of the Human Advocate award by Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO of the Humane Society.