Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) is joining Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) as co-chair of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus (CAPC) for the 113th Congress.
The CAPC is a bipartisan caucus that seeks to raise awareness of animal welfare issues in Congress.
Rep. Campbell has cosponsored legislation to end horse slaughter, limit puppy mills, and strengthen penalties against animal fighting. He has also led legislation to reform and bring oversight to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services.
"I welcome Representative Campbell as co-chair of the Animal Protection Caucus," said Rep. Moran. "From cracking down on animal fighting to protecting threatened wildlife, the caucus spearheads efforts to properly care for earth's living creatures. John has been an active member of the caucus during his service in the House, and I look forward to working with him and our bipartisan group of 70 members to advance the humane treatment of all animals during the 113th Congress."
The The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), and The Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) hosted a welcome reception for Rep. Campbell and the returning members of the CAPC on Capitol Hill on Feb. 5.