MacArthur Receives Legislative Leader Award from Humane Society
Washington, DC – Congressman Tom MacArthur today announced that he has received the Legislative Leader award from the National Humane Society for dedication to animal welfare legislation and advocacy.
Congressman MacArthur recently joined a bipartisan group of colleagues to support animal welfare through certain provisions that would protect pets and their owners during natural disasters like Superstorm Sandy, provide additional support for animal fighting enforcement and offer increased protection for farm animals used in agricultural research. Additionally, Congressman MacArthur has cosponsored the “Humane Cosmetics Act,” to phase out cosmetic animal testing and the sale of cosmetics tested on animals.
“Debbie and I are active supporters of the Humane Society and our family has had many pets that are very important to us,” said Congressman MacArthur. “Animal protection issues bridge partisan divides and give us the opportunity to work together to uphold core humane values shared by the overwhelming majority of Americans. Thank you to the Humane Society for this recognition.”