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Cory Booker
Senator NJ

115th Congress

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On 7 votes and key bills on animal wellness, in the 115th Congress, Sen. Booker took the pro-animal position on 7 of 7.

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    Roll Call Vote on

    Using aircraft to hunt bears, killing wolves and bears in dens, and other extreme killing practices on wildlife refuges in Alaska

    The Senate approved H.J. Res. 69, a Congressional Review Act resolution to revoke a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule that prohibits cruel and unsporting hunting methods on more than 76 million acres of National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska, including killing mother bears and cubs in their dens or spotting grizzly bears from planes and then landing and shooting them. The vote was 52-47 in March 2017. “No” is the pro-animal vote.

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    Roll Call Vote on

    Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture

    Federal anti-cruelty law: The Senate passed the PACT Act, S. 654, by Senator Pat Toomey, R-Penn., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., in a unanimous vote in December 2017 an attempt to establish the nation’s first-ever anti-cruelty statute and to crack down on bestiality. (The House has still not passed the companion bill even though it has 282 cosponsors.

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    Stopping the misuse of hundreds of millions of checkoff dollars by factory farming interests to hire staff and lobby the federal government

    The Senate rejected an amendment to stop factory farming interests from treating “check off” dollars as a slush fund to lobby the Congress, fund their operations, and for other purposes not consistent with the original purposes of the authorizing legislation. The vote was 37 to 58. “Yes” is the pro-animal vote.

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    Cosponsorship

    Pet and Women's Safety Act

    Domestic violence that hurts people and pets. The PAWS Act, S. 322, helps to protect battered partners and their pets by extending federal domestic violence protections to include pets, and authorizing grant money to help domestic violence shelters accommodate pets. Many victims their decision to leave a violent situation out of fear for their pets’ safety; 84 percent of women entering shelters reported that their partners abused or killed the family pet. The underlying bill has 38 cosponsors. The Senate approved the bill as an amendment to the Farm bill.

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    Cosponsorship

    Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act

    S. 793 expands upon the Shark Finning Prohibition Act of 2000 and the Shark Conservation Act of 2010 and prohibits the trade of shark fins. Shark populations are in crisis because of the demand for fins. The bill has 34 cosponsors.

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    Cosponsorship

    Prevent All Soring Tactics Act

    S. 2957, prohibit trainers from injuring the feet and lower legs of horses with caustic chemicals or mechanical means – a practice known as “soring.” This malicious abuse causes the horses pain when they step on the ground, causing them to exaggerate gait in show competitions. The bill has 27 cosponsors.

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    Cosponsorship

    Horse slaughter for human consumption

    The Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act, S. 1706, would ban the slaughter and live export of American horses for slaughter for human consumption. That bill has 30 cosponsors.

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