Engel Scores 100% on Humane Society Scorecard

Engel Scores 100+ on Humane Society Scorecard

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a leading member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and a member of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus received a 100+ score on the preview version of the Humane Society’s 2016 Scorecard. Engel received the 100+ score for his perfect voting record in support of animal protections, from ending the trade of slaughtered horses to increasing funding for enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act. The “plus” designation is awarded to Members who go above and beyond to lead on the issues of animal welfare.

“As a member of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, animal welfare has always been a top priority of mine. I believe that it is our responsibility to ensure that all animals are treated with the dignity and respect that they deserve,” Congressman Engel said. “I am pleased to receive another 100+ rating from the Humane Society and I look forward to continuing my work expanding protections for all animals.”

The annual Human Society Legislative Fund Humane Score Card tracks key votes, cosponsorship of important pro-animal bills, and support for adequate funding needed to enforce key animal welfare laws. This year the scorecard included bills related to animal cruelty, pet and domestic violence, preventing horse soaring, and expanding protected areas for wildlife.