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The Humane Scoreboard

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When it comes to voting for congressional seats -those who think like myself will want to see how their legislators voted in regards to animal issues. I am so grateful to the Humane Legislative Fund and its president Michael Markarian. I don't know for how long the Humane Scoreboard has been published, but it is a great tool for measuring compassion in my opinion. For those who want to see how their legislator voted in the 111th Congress please click:

http://www.hslf.org/pdfs/111_2009_HumaneScorecard.pdf.


I also read with great interest HSLF's list of:

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A FEW OF THE MOST IMPORTANT 2009 STATISTICS OF VOTING

* A bipartisan group of 33 Senators and 98 Representatives covering 37 states and two U.S. territories led as prime sponsors of pro-animal Legislation and/or scored perfect 100- nearly one third of the Senate and one-quarter of the House.

* The average Senate score was a 39, with Senate Democrats averging 56 and Senate Republicans averaging 11.

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* The average House score was a 51, with House Democrats averaging 71 and House Republicans averaging 22.

* Thirteen Senators scored 100 or 100+.

* Twenty-nine Senators scored zero.

* Fifty-four Representatives scored 100 or 100+.

* Fifty-four Representatives scored zero.

* The New England region led the pack with an average Senate score of 77 and an average House score of 86.

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* The Rocky Mountains were at the bottom with an average Senate score of 14 and an average House score of 28.

* California, Massachusetts, and New Jersey are the only states with an average Senate score of 100 or 100+

* Alabama, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming were the only states in which both Senators scored zero.

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I have been concerned about animal suffering ever since
I received my first puppy Peaches in 1975. She made me take a good look at the animal kingdom and I was shocked to see how badly we treat so many animals. At 77, I've been a vegan for the (more...)
 

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