Rep. Susan Davis Gets Perfect Marks on Humane Society Scorecard

Jan 28, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) received a score of 100% plus extra credit on the Humane Society’s Midterm Report for the 114th Congress. The scorecard tracks cosponsorship of bills and votes in the House that protects animals.

“How we treat animals reflects on how we treat each other,” said Davis. “I appreciate the work the Humane Society does on behalf of animals in the wild and in the home. I enjoy working with them on these critical issues and am proud of my perfect score on their report.”

In addition to the 100% score, Davis received extra credit for her leadership in carrying pro-animal legislation in the House and leading on letters to agencies. Davis is sponsoring legislation to get the federal government to release information about animal killings. She also led a California delegation letter urging the California state legislature to increase protections of elephants and rhinoceros.

The bills covered in the Humane Society’s scorecard range from protecting horses from soring and slaughter to pets in domestic violence and stalking cases to phasing out animal testing for cosmetics. The votes included opposing efforts to weaken the Endangered Species Act and supporting the omnibus funding bill that contained a number of animal protection provisions.

Davis has also received a number of awards from the Humane Society for her work to protect animals.