Rep. Susan Davis’s Work on Animal Welfare Gets Perfect Marks
Congresswoman Susan A. Davis (D-San Diego) once again rated a perfect score on the Human Society’s Legislative Scorecard of the 114th Congress. The scorecard tracks cosponsorship of bills and votes in the House that protects animals.
"I’ve always been proud to work with the Humane Society to protect animals and make sure they receive humane treatment,” said Davis, a member of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus. “I appreciate the commitment the Humane Society has shown on the issue of animal welfare and want to thank them for all they do.”
Davis received extra credit on the scorecard for sponsoring legislation to protect animals. Davis introduced legislation to require the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Service program to publish clear and accessible information when it engages in the killing or trapping of animals. The legislation is entitled the Transparency for Lethal Control Act (H.R. 2074).
Davis also led a letter of her House colleagues urging passage of a California state bill to stop the ivory and rhino horn trades. Introduced by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, AB 96 would prohibit the sale, purchase or possession of ivory and rhino horns. AB 96 was recently signed into law, effectively banning the ivory and rhino horn trade in California.
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 blocking trophy killing of polar bears and opposing the delisting of the grey wolf from the Endangered Species List.
Davis has also received a number of awards from the Humane Society for her work to protect animals.