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Alcee Hastings, Brian Fitzpatrick Call on House to Do More for Animal Shelters, Rescue...

As the country continues to respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelters and rescue organizations are working diligently to provide emergency services that benefit animal welfare and the public health, even as they continue to face workforce issues and supply shortages in addition to financial distress amid the coronavirus pandemic. This letter was endorsed by the Humane Society Legislative Fund. 
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Vern Buchanan Named Humane Society’s Legislator of the Year

Buchanan weighed in on the award on Thursday as he was one of 34 members of Congress to earn the highest ranking from the Humane Society in 2019. 
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Florida Congressmen Continue to Warn About the Cruelty, Public Safety Concerns of Chinese Dog...

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., wrote President Donald Trump on the matter last week, following up on a letter they sent him back in April. They called on Trump to call fro China to ban live animal markets. Back in November, the two congressmen teamed up with U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oreg., to introduce a resolution “calling on all nations to end their dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against the trade.”
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Bill From Florida Congressmen Cracking Down on Animal Cruelty, Torture Becomes Law

This week, President Donald Trump signed into law a bill from two congressmen from Florida–Democrat U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch and Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan–cracking down on animal cruelty and torture.
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Vern Buchanan’s Bill Cracking Down on Poaching Builds Momentum in House

“Wildlife trafficking is a grave and persistent threat to endangered animals across the world,” Buchanan said on Tuesday. “The RAWR Act would provide another tool to crack down on the billions of dollars generated by this illegal industry."
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Charlie Crist Wants to Crack Down on Puppy Mills

Last week, Crist and U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., joined Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick and Glenn 'G.T.' Thompson (R-PA), to bring out the “Welfare of Our Friends (WOOF) Act” which “would protect dogs from unscrupulous breeders.
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