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Support Kristen Gillibrand for Senate & Dan Maffei for Congress
Kirsten Gillibrand for U.S. Senate
Dan Maffei for U.S. Congress

Support Kristen Gillibrand for Senate

Dear Friend,

Election Day is tomorrow, and advocates of animal protection need to know who is standing up for their interests. The Humane Society Legislative Fund is the non-partisan political arm of the humane movement, and we want you to know that Kirsten Gillibrand and Dan Maffei are friends of animal protection.

We're encouraging animal advocates to support Kirsten Gillibrand for U.S. Senate and Dan Maffei for U.S. Congress.

Kirsten Gillibrand has demonstrated a strong commitment to protecting animals from cruelty and abuse. Among her many efforts, she has:

  • Co-sponsored the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act, S.810, to phase out the use of chimpanzees in invasive research, retire federally-owned chimpanzees to sanctuary, and save millions of taxpayer dollars
  • Co-sponsored the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act, S. 707, to protect dogs and crack down on large-scale puppy mill abuses
  • Co-sponsored the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act to prohibit the long-distance transport (including export) of American horses for slaughter for human consumption in other countries where horse meat is considered a delicacy (S. 1176)
  • Supported an amendment to the 2012 Farm Bill to close a loophole in the federal animal fighting law by making it a crime to attend or take a child to a dogfight or cockfight (S.AMDT. 2363/S. 3240)
  • Voted to save taxpayer dollars by limiting subsidies to massive factory farms, which thrive on taxpayer giveaways that keep animal feed artificially cheap, jeopardize public health, the environment, and animal welfare, while also driving smaller and more humane, sustainable family farms out of business (S.AMDT. 791/H.R. 2112)

Among his efforts, when he previously served in the U.S. Congress, Dan Maffei has:SupportDanMaffeiForCongress

  • Co-sponsored legislation to ban commerce in videos showing the intentional torture of puppies, kittens and other live animals for the sexual titillation of viewers (H.R. 5566/P.L.111-294) 
  • Co-sponsored the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) Act, H.R. 5434, to protect dogs and crack down on large-scale puppy mill abuses
  • Co-sponsored the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2009, H.R. 503, to prohibit the long-distance transport (including export) of horses for slaughter for human consumption in other countries where horse meat is considered a delicacy
  • Voted to establish a program at Veterans Administration medical centers for veterans with post-deployment mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder to train service dogs as a form of therapy, and the trained dogs would assist veterans with disabilities (H.R. 3885)
  • Voted against an amendment to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from proceeding with plans to collect greenhouse gas emissions data from factory farms. (H.R. 2996/P.L. 111-88)
    Voted for a bill to once again prohibit the commercial sale and slaughter of free-roaming horses and burros, and make holding facilities more humane, effective, and fiscally responsible. (H.R. 1018)

Kirsten Gillibrand and Dan Maffei are friends of animals and we encourage you to vote for them tomorrow. Please forward this email to friends and family and share it on Facebook.

Thanks for all you do for animals.

Sincerely,
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Mike Markarian
President
Humane Society Legislative Fund

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