AWI on the Hill to Testify for Anti-Cruelty Initiative

On March 11, AWI Senior Federal Policy Advisor Nancy Blaney testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies in favor of continued funding for the Department of Justice’s National Animal Cruelty and Animal Fighting Initiative. The initiative supports programs that help prosecutors and other law enforcement officials handle animal cruelty cases. AWI also submitted testimony requesting continued funding for enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act, Horse Protection Act, and Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, as well as additional funding across multiple agencies for combating white-nose syndrome.