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American pets are at risk

The team just received our scorecard from the Humane Society Legislative Fund and the Humane Society of the United States. As a member of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, it's with great pride that I share at 100+ score.

Humane Society gave me 100+ score!
I've been a primary sponsor of animal rights legislation, and have led on multiple legislative or regulatory efforts to protect animals. Right now, there's another issue facing animals in this country: Class B Dealers.

Right now, if a pet goes missing and ends up at a local shelter, current law allows so-called "Class B dealers" to obtain animals from networks of animal shelters or shady suppliers, often using falsified records.

Class B dealers then illegally sell animals to research facilities, where they can be tested in cruel experimental procedures.

They're our best friends. We must protect them.

Federal agencies have tried to regulate these dealers but to no avail. It's time to step up: Congress must ensure these cruel acts finally stop, once and for all. Sign my petition and demand my colleagues in Congress take action to shut down Class B animal dealers today.


Posted on February 21, 2020.

Meet Jim

Jim McGovern represents the 2nd District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has earned a national reputation as a tireless advocate for his district and as a champion for food security, human rights, campaign finance reform, social justice and peace.

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