U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) recently received a 100+ percent rating from the Humane Society of the United States, the nation’s leading animal rights organization.
Meng was awarded the top score in the group’s annual Humane Scorecard, used to rate members of Congress on animal welfare issues. She was one of only 25 members of Congress to receive the score, which was calculated b the Humane Society Legislative Fund, the lobbying arm of the Humane Society.
“I am honored to be awarded the highest rating possible from one of the nation’s top and most respected animal rights organizations,” Meng said. “Working to pass laws to prohibit barbaric practices against animals is critical and I will continue to be a strong advocate for this important cause.”
Meng earned extra points for leading a letter to her colleagues in Congress that called for a ban on shark finning. Meng also fought for the new law that bans shark finning sales in New York State.