“Sen. Heinrich is a leading voice in the Senate for the protection of our wildlife,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. “The Humane Society Legislative Fund is pleased to announce our endorsement, and we encourage voters who love animals to back his re-election.”
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“Phil Bredesen will be an effective voice for animals on behalf of the Tennesseans who love them,” said Sara Amundson, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund. “The Humane Society Legislative Fund is pleased to announce our support, and we encourage voters to back his election to the U.S. Senate.”
In a stark contrast to Bredesen’s proven record of animal protection, his opponent Rep. Marsha Blackburn has repeatedly supported legislation that enables cruelty to animals. She blocked efforts to strengthen the federal law against the cruel practice of “soring” Tennessee Walking show horses – using caustic chemicals and other painful substances to injure the horses’ hooves and legs, thereby inducing a high-stepping gait. She supported an amendment to H.R. 3354 that allows hunters to kill defenseless hibernating mother bears and cubs in Alaska for sport alone. Blackburn also failed to support common sense measures to crack down on puppy mills, protect horses from slaughter for human consumption overseas, or protect women and pets from domestic violence.
For those in Tennessee who value the humane treatment of animals, this election carries high stakes. The Humane Society Legislative Fund encourages them to choose Phil Bredesen.