Fitzpatrick Receives "Humane Champion" Award from Humane Society of the U.S.

Mar 20, 2012


WASHINGTON, DC. – At an awards ceremony in our nation's capital, the Humane Society of the United States honored Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick with the 2011 Humane Champion Award on behalf of its 34,403 supporters in Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District.  

This award was presented to Congressman Fitzpatrick for his leadership on an amendment to prevent the gutting of the Endangered Species Act, and for earning a perfect score on the 2011 Humane Scorecard.  The 2011 Scorecard included votes on ending agribusiness subsidies, lethal predator control, and the Endangered Species Act, and co-sponsorship of priority bills on puppy mills, horse slaughter, animal fighting, and chimpanzees warehoused in laboratories.

"I am proud to receive this award from the Humane Society on behalf of their supporters in Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties," said Fitzpatrick.  "I have been a long-time defender of those who cannot defend themselves, and I look forward to working with the Humane Society on promoting our common goals in the 2nd session of the 112th Congress."

Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States praised Fitzpatrick, saying that "Representative Fitzpatrick has been a prominent voice in the United States Congress for safeguarding animals against abuse and advancing their protection.  We are deeply grateful for his being such a stalwart champion and consistent friend in our efforts to create a more humane world."

Photo - Congressman Fitzpatrick with Wayne Pacelle, Humane Society President & CEO (left) and Michael Markarian, Chief Program & Policy Officer (right).  Photo credit: Bill Petros