What’s Your Humane Score?

Courtesy of Humane Society Legislative Fund

This is something I stumbled upon this morning, that would be of interest to anyone involved in animal agriculture and beyond. The Humane Society Legislative Fund (an organization that I was unaware of until today) puts together what they call a “Humane Scorecard” each year for the respective session of Congress. It breaks down the landmark issues that were of interest during that session and gives each member of the US Senate and House a ranking for their position on each issue.

By sharing this information my goal is not to spur more political debates (as being an Iowan I have had my fill thus far), but rather I would like to see us as voters become better educated on the individuals that represent us. It’s not about who has the flashiest television ads, or who has more celebrity endorsements. Look at the facts, take time to learn the issues, and figure out where YOU stand before you choose who you want to stand up in Washington DC for you.

To see this year’s Humane Scorecard, click HERE.

To see Scorecards from past sessions of Congress, or to learn more about the Humane Society Legislative Fund, click HERE.

4 responses to “What’s Your Humane Score?

  1. Just because a politician scores high by no means means that they are supported by HSUS or support the ideals of HSUS. A good example would be Don Young from Alaska who publicly denounced the award in 2010.

    I generally pay more attention to what politicians go to the reception dinner for these awards, and of all the politicians in Ohio last year only two showed up to accept (Sutton and Kucinich)

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