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HSUS President and CEO Wayne Pacelle presents the Krutch Medal to Dr. Katrina Swett, on behalf of her late father, Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.), and Joe Stewart, former Secretary of the Senate, on behalf of his longtime friend Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W. Va.).


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HSLF President Michael Markarian with Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), the prime sponsor of legislation to stop horse slaughter for human consumption.


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HSLF Political Director Richard Patch with Rep. Walter Jones, Jr. (R-N.C.), who successfully pushed for the establishment of a National War Dog Memorial.


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HSUS VP of Government Affairs Nancy Perry with Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), who led two animal protection bills in 2007, to stop horse slaughter and captive hunts of exotic mammals.


Michael Markarian presents Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.) with the 2007 Humane Champion Award for his leadership on legislation to protect polar bears and his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Nancy Perry and HSLF Executive Director Sara Amundson present Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) with the 2007 Humane Champion Award for her leadership on legislation to protect horses from slaughter and for her perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Nancy Perry and Sara Amundson present Rep. Michael Arcuri (D-N.Y.) with the 2007 Humane Advocate Award for his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) pose together at the 2007 Congressional Humane Awards reception.


Nancy Perry and Sara Amundson present Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) with the 2007 Humane Advocate Award his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Nancy Perry and Sara Amundson pose with Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) as they show their awards at the 2007 Congressional Humane Awards reception.


Nancy Perry and Sara Amundson present Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) the 2007 Humane Champion Award for his leadership on legislation to require federal animal cruelty reporting and for his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Nancy Perry and Sara Amundson present Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.) the 2007 Humane Advocate Award for her perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Nancy Perry and Sara Amundson present Rep. Betty Sutton (D-Ohio) the 2007 Humane Champion Award for her leadership on legislation to combat dogfighting and for her perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Michael Markarian presents Rep. Shelly Berkley (D-Nev.) the 2007 Humane Advocate Award for her perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Michael Markarian presents Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) the 2007 Humane Advocate Award for his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Nancy Perry and Michael Markarian present Rep. Charles Gonzalez (D-Tex.) the 2007 Legislative Leader Award for his leadership to protect whales.


Nancy Perry and Michael Markarian present Rep.Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) the 2007 Humane Advocate Award for his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Michael Markarian presenta Rep. Todd Platts (R-Penn.) the 2007 Humane Advocate Award for his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Nancy Perry and Wayne Pacelle present Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.) the 2007 Legislative Leader Award for his efforts on legislation to limit the importation of dogs from foreign puppy mills and his work in calling for a USDA study on more humane slaughter methods for poultry.


Michael Markarian and Wayne Pacelle present Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) the 2007 Humane Champion Award for his leadership on legislation to require the proper labeling of fur garments, wild horse protection, and for his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Michael Markarian and Wayne Pacelle present Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) the 2007 Humane Advocate Award for his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Michael Markarian and Wayne Pacelle present Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) the 2007 Humane Advocate Award for his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Michael Markarian, Nancy Perry, Wayne Pacelle present the 2007 Legislative Leader Award to Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) for his leadership on the Animal Welfare Accountability Improvement Act and on legislation to prohibit the trade in primates as pets.


Wayne Pacelle presents the 2007 Humane Champion Award to Rep. Peter DeFavio (D-Ore.) for his leadership on the Farm Animal Stewardship Procurement Act (FASPA), increased penalties for violations of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and for his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Michael Markarian and Wayne Pacelle present the 2007 Humane Champion Award to Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) for his leadership on legislation to protect polar bears and for his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Michael Markarian and Wayne Pacelle present the 2007 Humane Champion Award to Dave Kush on behalf of Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) for his leadership on increased funding for enforcement of key animal welfare laws, protection of dogs in China, and for his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Michael Markarian and Wayne Pacelle present the 2007 Humane Champion Award to Dan-Flave Novak on behalf of Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) for his leadership on antibiotic resistance, animal testing alternatives development, increased funding for military dog facilities, and for his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Michael Markarian and Wayne Pacelle present Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) with the 2007 Humane Champion Award for his leadership on the Animal Welfare Accountability Improvement Act, legislation on Class B Dealers, and for his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Michael Markarian and Wayne Pacelle present the 2007 Humane Advocate Award to Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) with for his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Wayne Pacelle and Michael Markarian present Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) with the 2007 Humane Champion Award for his leadership to ban canned hunts and for his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Michael Markarian and Wayne Pacelle present the 2007 Humane Advocate Award to Rep. John Hall (D-N.Y.) for his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Michael Markarian, Nancy Perry, and Wayne Pacelle present the top annual honor - the 2007 Humane Legislator of the Year Award - to Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) on behalf of his outstanding leadership on a legislation to combat animal fighting, as well as a bill to provide for pet trusts, his efforts to increase funding for federal animal welfare programs, and for his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Michael Markarian and Wayne Pacelle present Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) with the 2007 Legislative Leader Award for his leadership on the Bear Protection Act which prohibits the trade in bear viscera.


Michael Markarian and Wayne Pacelle join Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) at the 2007 Congressional Humane Awards.


Michael Markarian, HSLF Development Director Melinda Fox, and Wayne Pacelle present Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) the 2007 Humane Champion Award for her leadership on several animal protection issues such as horse slaughter, pet food safety, antibiotic resistance, animal cloning, and for her perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Michael Markarian, Sara Amundson, and Wayne Pacelle present Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) with the 2007 Humane Champion Award for his leadership on legislation to require federal animal cruelty reporting and for his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Michael Markarian and Wayne Pacelle present Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) with the 2007 Humane Advocate Award for his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Michael Markarian and Wayne Pacelle present the 2007 Humane Champion Award to Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) for his leadership on legislation to prevent the operation of web sites that allow the shooting of live animals remotely - known as internet hunting - and for his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Wayne Pacelle presents the 2007 Humane Champion Award to Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) for her leadership on legislation to combat animal fighting, protect whales, and for her perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Michael Markarian and Wayne Pacelle present the 2007 Humane Advocate award to Rep. Joseph Courtney (D-Conn.) for his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Michael Markarian and Wayne Pacelle present Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.) with the 2007 Humane Champion Award for his leadership on legislation to protect Yellowstone Bison and for his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Andrew Rowan, Katie Conlee, Lauren Silverman, and Michael Markarian present Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) with the 2007 Legislative Leader Award for his leadership on legislation to combat animal fighting.


Michael Markarian and Wayne Pacelle present the 2007 Legislative Leader Award to Phil Karsting, on behalf of Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) for his leadership in calling for a USDA study on more humane slaughter methods for poultry.


Nancy Perry presents the 2007 Humane Champion Award to Mandy Tharpe on behalf of Rep. Mike Ferguson (R-N.J.) for his leadership on legislation to require the proper labeling of fur garments and for his perfect score on the 2007 Humane Scorecard.


Michael Markarian, Jennifer Fearing, and Wayne Pacelle at the 2007 Congressional Humane Awards with Jean Flemma, staff director for the House Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Oceans.