Congressman Brad Sherman Receives 11th Humane Society Award
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Sherman received the Humane Champion Award from the Humane Society of the United States. This is Congressman Sherman’s 11th consecutive award from the Humane Society.
Sherman was given the award for his leadership efforts on animal welfare issues and for his consistently perfect score on the Humane Society’s Legislative Scorecard. The Humane Society was particularly appreciative of Sherman’s leadership in introducing the Parity in Animal Cruelty Enforcement (PACE) Act (H.R. 4202) to strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. Animal fighting has been banned in the United States for 10 years; this legislation closes a loophole that exempted U.S. territories from the federal ban.
The legislation was strongly supported by the Humane Society.
“Representative Sherman has again been a terrific champion for animals, co-leading on a bill to close loopholes in the current federal law on animal fighting and achieving a perfect score on the 2017 Humane Society Scorecard,” said Mimi Brody, Director of Federal Affairs for the Humane Society Legislative Fund. “We are immensely grateful for his dedication.”