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ANIMAL WELFARE

As Congresswoman, I am committed to advocating for the welfare and safety of all creatures, great and small. Animals are sentient beings deserving of our protection and compassion. I pledge to work towards implementing and strengthening laws that prevent cruelty, ensure humane treatment, and promote responsible stewardship of our furry, feathered, and finned friends. This includes supporting legislation to end cruel practices like animal testing, puppy mills, and inhumane farming methods, while also advocating for increased funding for animal shelters, rescue organizations, and wildlife conservation efforts. By championing these causes, I aim to create a more compassionate society where the well-being of animals is prioritized and protected."

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Promoting Animal Welfare and Cracking Down on Animal Cruelty

Legislation to Ban Cruel Practices: Introduce or support bills that aim to outlaw cruel practices such as animal testing for cosmetics and the breeding and selling of animals in puppy mills. I will advocate for stricter regulations on industries known for animal cruelty, such as factory farming and the exotic pet trade. 

Strengthen Animal Welfare Laws: I will work towards strengthening existing animal welfare laws and regulations, including penalties for offenders. I will also seek increased funding for enforcement agencies responsible for investigating and prosecuting cases of animal abuse and neglect.

 

Promote Humane Education: I will support initiatives to incorporate humane education programs into schools and communities, teaching children and adults about the importance of empathy and compassion towards animals. These programs can help foster a culture of respect and kindness towards all living beings.

Advocate for Animal Welfare in Agriculture:  I will push for legislation that promotes more humane farming practices, such as banning the use of gestation crates for pigs, battery cages for hens, and veal crates for calves.

Protect Wildlife: I will advocate for measures to protect endangered species and their habitats, including the expansion of protected areas, stronger regulations on hunting and poaching, and efforts to combat wildlife trafficking. I will support initiatives to address human-wildlife conflicts in a humane and sustainable manner.

 

Support Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation: I will advocate for increased funding for animal shelters, rescue organizations, and wildlife rehabilitation centers. These organizations play a crucial role in rescuing and caring for animals in need, and they often operate on limited resources.

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