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Joe Biden gets the thumbs up from Humane Scorecard

November 6, 2008 |  8:39 am

Vice President-Elect Joe Biden emerges from the voting booth

The Humane Society Legislative Fund recently released a preview of its annual Humane Scorecard, which rates House and Senate members' stances on animal protection issues. 

How did your president-elect and vice president-elect score?  Out of a possible 100, Obama received a 67.  Joe Biden earned a rare 100+ (the plus, the HSLF says, denotes that a lawmaker has "Scored 100% and also led as a prime sponsor of pro-animal legislation") -- meaning he is certainly qualified to care for the dog he was promised by his wife, Jill.

Animal issues used to determine the HSLF's scores included the Horse Slaughter Bill, the Downed Animal Enforcement Act and the Farm Bill

John McCain's score?  17.

--Lindsay Barnett

Photo credit: Rob Carr / Associated Press

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