Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Releases Statement after Receiving 100 Percent on a Legislative Scorecard by the Humane Society
DALLAS, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement after receiving a 100 percent on a legislative scorecard by the Humane Society after supporting numerous measures to protect animals ranging from domestic violence to trophy hunting on public lands:
“I am honored to receive an outstanding score of 100 from the Humane Society for working on legislation that protects the rights of animals,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “It is important that we not overlook the safety and protections for endangered species nor lessen safeguards in place that provide animal welfare funding. Additionally, I believe there are better and alternative ways to test products rather than using live animals.
“I recently supported H.R. 113, the Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2017 that will ban horse slaughter in the United States and end the export of American horses for human consumption in foreign countries. While in Congress I will continue to fight for animal’s protections inside resident homes, shelters, public lands and more.”
To view this year’s scorecard, please visit here.
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