Humane score zero for McMorris Rodgers

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The Humane Society Legislative Fund, formed in 2004, is a lobbying organization associated with The Humane Society of the United States. Its function is to enable animal protection laws to be passed at state and federal levels, to inform the public about issues involving animal protection and to provide support for humane candidates.

Each year the HSLF publishes the Humane Scorecard of Congress, available online, to give the public an idea of federal legislators’ records with regards to animal protection issues. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ scores for 2011 and 2012 were “0.” She has always scored very low.

While there have been victories for animals in the 112th Congress, some very troubling setbacks have also occurred. Animal welfare is very important to me personally as well as for feeding people, research studies, trade and the future.

Pamela K. Elliott

Walla Walla

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namvet60 10 months ago

Wow - here we go again! How does Ms McMorris Rodgers rate on paper products usage?

Let's examine the Humane Society of the United States. When you donate money to the HSUS 41% (over $50 million) goes to marketing, advertising & fundraising. Then 31% (over $38 million) goes to salaries, compensation & employee benefits. So when you get to the grants given by HSUS 0.5% get to local pet shelters for the care of animals.

So it's rather obvious that even being recognized by this organization is not something to whoop and holler about. The leftovers after $88 million is devoured by management, I would look to other ratings organizations to probably find something beneficial to discuss.

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peaches 10 months ago

By all means feel free to donate food, dishes, blankets, leashes, and toys instead of money Namvet60, I'm sure that these items would also be greatly appreciated.

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