ASPCA Mourns Senator Robert C. Byrd

Monday, June 28, 2010 - 1:30pm

Early this morning, we lost Senator Robert C. Byrd, a great spokesman and champion for animals. Senator Byrd—the longest-serving member of Congress—was one of our most vocal and impassioned statesmen on behalf of animal protection. He personified the best of politics—standing up for the underdog both literally and figuratively. Whether he was speaking out against blatant animal cruelty or seeking to ensure that laws like the Animal Welfare Act and the Humane Slaughter Act were adequately funded, Senator Byrd made it clear that animals really matter—they enrich us—and, as a result, we are responsible for their humane care and well-being every day of our lives.