Thursday, January 31, 2008

Lowey Fights for Animal Rights


Co-sponsoring and voting in favor of the Animal Fighting Prohibition Act of 2007, which was signed into law on April 3, 2007. This law makes it a felony to sponsor or exhibit an animal in an animal fighting venue.

Reintroducing the Inhumane Trapping Prevention Act to ban the use of steel-jaw leghold traps.

Cosponsoring two pieces of legislation to combat the deplorable practice of dog fighting. The Federal Dog Protection Act would ban dog fighting and any devices associated with it including training tools, videos and magazines. The Dog Fighting Prohibition Act would make it a federal crime to buy, sell, transport, train or possess fighting dogs. This legislation would also increase penalties for convicted offenders.

Voting for the Fiscal Year 2008 Interior and Agriculture Appropriations bills, which include language to prevent the slaughter of horses for human consumption.

Also, I remain a proud cosponsor of several other animal welfare bills, including the Downed Animal Protection Act, the Dog and Cat Fur Prohibition Act, the Polar Bear Protection Act and the Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.

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