Advocating for the Humane Treatment of Animals
Senator Reed is a strong champion for animal rights. Throughout his career, Reed has supported policies that strengthen protections for animals, spanning from endangered wildlife to household pets. He has long advocated for landmark animal welfare laws such as the Animal Welfare Act; the Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act; and the Horse Protection Act (HPA). In recognition of Reed’s leadership and voting record, the Humane Society Legislative Fund has consistently given Senator Reed its highest ratings on its annual “humane scorecard.”
As a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior & the Environment, Senator Reed has helped secure billions of dollars in federal funding for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other agencies focused on the conservation of our animal and wildlife populations. He also helped provide funding for endangered species conservation programs through the Inflation Reduction Act, which included $2.6 billion for the conservation and restoration of coastal habitats and $125 million for Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to deploy recovery plans for endangered species.
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