How Did YOUR Representative Vote on Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act?

Yesterday the US House of Representatives voted on the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act which according to the Humane Society of the US: The Animal...

Joy  |  Mar 28th 2007


Yesterday the US House of Representatives voted on the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act which according to the Humane Society of the US:

The Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act (S. 261/H.R. 137) would make it a felony to transport an animal across state or international borders for animal fighting (dog fighting, cockfighting, hog-dog fighting). It would also prohibit the interstate and foreign commerce in knives and gaffs designed for use in cockfights.

All good things, right? So why did some Representatives vote against it? Could they have ties to dog- and cock-fighting? Shouldn’t we ask?

368 Representatives did the right thing and passed the act. But what about those who voted against it or just didn’t feel it was important enough to show up and vote on what will be life-saving legislation for thousands of dogs? Here’s the list of the Nays and No-shows.

NAYS

Barton (TX)
Blunt
Boehner
Boren
Brady (TX)
Cannon
Cantor
Cole (OK)
Conaway
Davis, David
Diaz-Balart, L.
Diaz-Balart, M.
Doolittle Foxx
Garrett (NJ)
Gohmert
Graves
Hayes
Hensarling
Hinojosa
Johnson, Sam
King (IA)
Kingston
Lamborn
Lewis (KY)
Lucas
Mack
Neugebauer
Paul
Poe
Rogers (AL)
Sali
Sensenbrenner
Smith (NE)
Stearns
Sullivan
Thornberry
Westmoreland
Young (AK)

—- NOT VOTING 26 —

Brady (PA)
Brown, Corrine
Cardoza
Carson
Crowley
Davis, Jo Ann
Feeney
Flake
Goode
Gordon
Hunter
Kanjorski
Lampson
Marchant
Millender-McDonald
Neal (MA)
Payne
Peterson (PA)
Price (NC)
Shuster
Smith (WA)
Souder
Udall (NM)
Walsh (NY)
Wamp
Wexler

The legislation has now moved over to the Senate for their vote. If you want to contact your Senator you can email him or her through the HSUS site.