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March 31, 2011 Published in EcoNews, Other News

Moran Receives Top Honor From Humane Society

Feted for legislative accomplishments, advocacy for animal protection

U.S. Congressman Jim Moran (D-8,) of Virginia (Photo: James Cullum)

U.S. Representative Jim Moran, (D-Va) today was honored by the Humane Society of the U.S. Legislative Fund with their Legislator of the Year award. The award is in recognition of his leadership on the “Truth in Fur Labeling Act” and his work on the House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee.

“The Humane Society serves as the leading voice for the protection of animals. Their values are my values and it’s an honor to receive their recognition,” said Moran. “Powered by the Humane Society and animal lovers across the country, Congress has enacted a number of meaningful pieces of legislation in recent years. These successes are building a foundation of law that I hope will ultimately ensure all animals are treated with respect.”

Moran has a long history of animal protection advocacy. He currently serves as the co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Animal Protection Caucus. During his time in Congress, Representative Moran has led the charge on a number of issues related to the protection of animals. Last Congress, Moran championed the “Prevention of Interstate Commerce in Animal Crush Videos Act of 2010” as well as the “Truth in Fur Labeling Act.” Both bills became law during the 111th Congress.

“We commend Congressmen Moran for his tremendous skill, compassion and tenacity in advancing key animal protection laws,” said Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society. “He has been in the forefront of so many of the most pressing issues affecting animals, and we are enormously grateful for his extraordinary work.”

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