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Barbara Mikulski

Cardin and Mikulski: humane heroes

On behalf of the Humane Society Legislative Fund and our members and constituents in Maryland, I commend Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski for their leadership and support of animal welfare issues considered by Congress.

Senators Cardin and Mikulski each received a perfect score of 100 on the Humane Scorecard for 2015. Senator Mikulski co-introduced the SAFE Act to ban horse slaughter in the U.S., as well as the export of horses for slaughter to Mexico and Canada. She also co-led on the horse slaughter defund amendment to prevent America's horses from being slaughtered for overseas consumption, and led efforts on several additional animal protection issues in the...