Animals only win when humane candidates and issues do. We endorse candidates based on their records or positions on animal welfare issues. We do not judge candidates on their party affiliation or any other issue.

2022 Endorsements

Won
Earl Blumenauer
U.S. House, Oregon
Earl Blumenauer
  • Co-chair of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus (CAPC), a bipartisan organization that champions animal welfare issues.
  • Received a perfect score of 100+ on HSLF’s 2021 Humane Scorecard.
  • Cosponsored the Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R. 263) to protect big cats from exploitation.
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Won
Vern Buchanan
U.S. House, Florida
Vern Buchanan
  • Co-chair of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus (CAPC), a bipartisan organization that champions animal welfare issues.
  • Received a perfect score of 100+ on HSLF’s 2021 Humane Scorecard.
  • Sponsored the Humane Cosmetics Act (H.R. 6207) to phase out testing of cosmetics on live animals.
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Won
Sharice Davids
U.S. House, Kansas
Sharice Davids
  • Member of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus (CAPC), a bipartisan organization that champions animal welfare issues.
  • Earned a score of 100 on HSLF's 2021 Humane Scorecard.
  • Cosponsored the Preventing Future Pandemics Act (H.R. 151) to reduce the risk of zoonotic disease outbreaks.
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Won
Brian Fitzpatrick
U.S. House, Pennsylvania
Brian Fitzpatrick
  • Received a perfect score of 100+ on HSLF’s 2021 Humane Scorecard.
  • Sponsored the Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R. 263) to protect big cats from exploitation.
  • Sponsored the Puppy Protection Act (H.R. 2840) to address serious gaps in welfare standards applied to breeding operations.
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Won
Mike McCaul
U.S. House, Texas
Mike McCaul
  • Sponsored the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act (H.R. 2811) to protect sharks from cruelty and preserve our oceans’ fragile ecosystems.
  • Cosponsored the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act (H.R. 1448).
  • Voted for the Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R. 263), to protect big cats and ban dangerous public contact with these wild animals.
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Won
Susan Wild
U.S. House, Pennsylvania
Susan Wild
  • Received a perfect score of 100+ on HSLF’s 2021 Humane Scorecard.
  • Sponsored Goldie’s Act (H.R. 6100) to close enforcement loopholes in the Animal Welfare Act.
  • Cosponsored the Humane Cosmetics Act (H.R. 6207) to phase out testing of cosmetics on live animals and sales of animal-tested cosmetics.
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Won
Dana Nessel
Attorney General, Michigan
Dana Nessel
  • Led a multistate coalition to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the right of states to protect their farm animals.
  • Released a formal opinion to protect dogs and other animals used in medical research.
  • Worked to bring awareness to puppy scams in an effort to protect consumers and animals, alike.
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