As Co-Chair of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, Congressman Blumenauer understands that how we treat our fellow creatures is intrinsically linked to how we treat each other. Promoting animal welfare benefits not only our animals, but our society as a whole. He believes we have the utmost responsibility to protect the creatures with which we share the planet – from protecting precious habitat and those species in danger of extinction to preventing the most serious impacts of climate change, and more. Recognizing animal protection as a unifying issue, throughout his time in Congress, he has led bipartisan efforts to crack down on animal fighting, reduce animal abuse, stop the interstate pet trade of wild animals, fund important animal welfare enforcement laws, and more. He is also the chief petitioner of the ballot measure in Oregon that would ban the trafficking in 12 of the world’s most critically endangered animals.