Hurd Receives White Coat Waste Warrior Award For Animal Advocacy Efforts
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) was presented today with the Waste Warrior Award by the White Coat Waste Project for his steadfast advocacy in Congress to end taxpayer-funded experiments and tests that harm animals.
This Congress, Rep. Hurd was an original cosponsor and strong proponent of several initiatives to end animal testing, including:
'Animal cruelty in any form is heinous and unacceptable,' said Hurd. 'Protecting animals is commonsense, which is why I've been proud to join in on several bipartisan efforts throughout my time in Congress to curb cruel, needless animal testing that wastes Americans' hard-earned taxpayer dollars and puts innocent animals at risk. I'm honored to be recognized by the White Coat Waste Project today and I will continue to fight for the humane treatment of all of God's creatures.'
'In just the past year, Congressman Hurd was instrumental in stopping the USDA from needlessly abusing and killing kittens, and ending deadly experiments on puppies at the VA,' said Justin Goodman, Vice President of Advocacy and Public Policy with the White Coat Waste Project. 'Rep. Hurd is a champion for taxpayers and animals and we're proud to honor him for his exceptional leadership to stop federal agencies from wasting billions on unproductive and painful animal experiments opposed by most Americans.'