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April 17, 2009

The HSUS Commends EPA for Key Step to Address Global Warming

The Humane Society of the United States

Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, issued the following statement:

"We are so appreciative that the EPA, under Lisa Jackson's new and strong leadership, is at long last moving forward to address the enormous threats posed by climate change. The agency's finding that greenhouse gases endanger public health and welfare is strongly supported by scientific evidence. 

"The Humane Society of the United States looks forward to working with the Obama administration and Congress to ensure that all sectors — including industrial animal agriculture that is responsible for increasing amounts of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide — do their part to reduce emissions so that we can meet this challenge effectively."

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The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest animal protection organization — backed by 11 million Americans, or one of every 28. For more than a half-century, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty — On the web at humanesociety.org.

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