Congressman Brad Sherman Receives 12th Humane Society Award
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Brad Sherman received the Humane Champion Award from the Humane Society of the United States. This is Congressman Sherman’s 12th 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 working to provide adequate resources to address the serious budget shortfalls for the enforcement of vital animal welfare programs such as the Animal Welfare Act, the Horse Protection Act, Disaster Planning for Animals, and the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act -- laws that require basic protections for millions of animals at more than 16,000 sites across the country, including commercial breeding facilities commonly known as puppy mills, medical laboratories, zoos, and slaughterhouses.
“We are so grateful to Congressman Sherman for his outstanding support across the broad range of humane concerns, as demonstrated by his perfect 100+ score,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. “He has been a stalwart ally for animals over the years. We especially appreciated his help in 2018 as a co-lead of the Parity in Animal Cruelty Enforcement (PACE) Act, which was enacted as part of the Farm Bill, to ensure that federal prohibitions on cockfighting and dogfighting activity apply everywhere in the U.S., including the territories.”