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Protect pets and women from domestic violence

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No one should have to choose between leaving an abuser and protecting a beloved pet, yet far too many women are forced to make this very choice.

The Pet and Women Safety Act (PAWS) would help protect women and their pets by expanding domestic violence protections to include pets, and by establishing a federal grant program to assist in acquiring a safe shelter for the pets.

The PAWS Act establishes a national policy on this issue and encourages states to expand their legal protections for pets in abusive households. Please support S.322/H.R.909.



Calling is the most effective action you can take! Please call your U.S. Representative and your two U.S Senators to urge them to cosponsor S.322/H.R.909.

Thad Cochran- (202) 224-5054 | Email:
Roger Wicker- (202) 224-6253 Contact:

You can say: "I am a constituent, and I am calling to ask you to please cosponsor S.322/H.R.909, the Pet and Women Safety Act, to help pets and victims of domestic violence."



Support legislation to end cosmetics testing on animals

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Animals in the U.S. continue to suffer and die in experiments to test cosmetics like lipstick, deodorant and shampoo. The Humane Cosmetics Act (H.R. 2790), sponsored by U.S. Reps. Martha McSally (R-AZ), Don Beyer (D-VA), Ed Royce (R-CA), Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) and Paul D. Tonko (D-NY), will end this unnecessary cruelty by prohibiting animal testing for all cosmetic products manufactured or sold in the U.S.  

Alternatives to animal testing already exist: Humane and safe cosmetics can be made using thousands of existing ingredients, and several non-animal safety tests are already available for new ingredients. These non-animal alternatives are often cheaper, faster and more relevant to humans, and therefore more reliable predictors of safety.

Help end testing cosmetics on animals in the U.S. -- just like in more than 30 countries where this outdated practice has been phased out, including Norway, Switzerland, Israel, India and every country in the European Union.                                                                          

Please make a brief, polite phone call to your U.S. Representative and urge support for the Humane Cosmetics Act.

Thad Cochran- (202) 224-5054 | Email:
Roger Wicker- (202) 224-6253 Contact:

You can say, "I'm a constituent, and I urge you to cosponsor the Humane Cosmetics Act, if you haven't already done so. This bill would prohibit animal testing for cosmetics manufactured or sold in the U.S."  

After making your phone call (please do not skip that crucial step!), fill in and submit the form below to automatically send a follow-up message. We encourage you to add your own thoughts or comments in the editable portion so your representative knows how important this issue is to you.


Pass the PAST Act to end cruel horse soring

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The life of a sored horse is filled with fear and pain. "Soring" involves the intentional infliction of pain on a horse's legs and hooves to force the horse to perform an exaggerated, high-stepping gait known as the "Big Lick." Unscrupulous trainers use a variety of gruesome techniques, including caustic chemicals that burn the horse's flesh, chains, cutting and heavy, stacked horseshoes to accomplish this artificial gait rewarded in show rings.

A 2015 Humane Society of the United States investigation of one of the premier barns that trains horses to do the Big Lick -- ThorSport Farm in Tennessee -- revealed that this illegal activity continues unabated.

No horse should be made to suffer for a blue ribbon -- it is time that this cruelty is stopped for good. The Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act would amend the Horse Protection Act to end the failed system of industry self-policing, ban the use of devices associated with the soring of horses in the Tennessee walking, Racking and Spotted Saddle Horse breeds, strengthen penalties and make other reforms necessary to finally end this torture.

Please make a brief, polite phone call to your U.S. Representative to put an end to soring.

Thad Cochran- (202) 224-5054 | Email:
Roger Wicker- (202) 224-6253 Contact:

You can say: "I'm a constituent, and I urge you to cosponsor the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act. If you've already agreed to cosponsor the bill, thank you for your support and please do all that you can to get it enacted quickly."

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