Bordallo Receives Legislative Leader Award from The Humane Society

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Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo has received a “Legislative Leader” award from the Humane Society Legislative Fund [HSLF].

The Legislative Leader award recognizes the Congresswoman’s leadership on legislation to protect sea lions and other wildlife.

HSLF President Michael Markarian presented the award and he is quoted in a release as saying “We thank Representative Bordallo for her outstanding work to ensure that our federal laws reflect the core humane values and attitudes of American society.”

Bordallo thanked The Humane Society and said she “will continue to work toward enforcing the ethical treatment of all animals.”

Congresswoman Bordallo joins 146 other legislators from the Senate and House–38 states, three U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia–who will receive awards for their work in 2012.

[Congresswoman Bordallo receives a Legislative Leader award from Michael Markarian, president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund.]

READ the release from Congresswoman Bordallo below:

Bordallo Receives Legislative Leader Award from The Humane Society

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 22, 2013 – Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today received a Legislative Leader award from The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and its affiliate, the Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF), for her leadership on animal protection legislation in 2012. The Congresswoman joins 146 other legislators from the Senate and House–38 states, three U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia–who will receive awards for their work in 2012.

The Legislative Leader award recognizes the Congresswoman’s leadership on legislation to protect sea lions and other wildlife.

“As a member of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, and, as a longtime proponent for the humane treatment of animals, I recognize that Congress has a responsibility to protect our nation’s wildlife and resources,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “I thank The Humane Society for this honor, and I will continue to work toward enforcing the ethical treatment of all animals.”

Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The HSUS, said: “Representative Bordallo has exhibited outstanding leadership on animal welfare legislation. We are very grateful for her support in creating a more humane world.”

HSLF President Michael Markarian, who presented the award to the Congresswoman, said: “Animal protection issues continue to bring Members of Congress together across party lines, and have the strong support of mainstream Americans. We thank Representative Bordallo for her outstanding work to ensure that our federal laws reflect the core humane values and attitudes of American society.”