Sara Amundson is the executive director and senior vice president of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, the 501(c)4 legislative and political organization affiliated with The Humane Society of the United States. In this capacity, she directs federal legislative and regulatory activity for the organizations on issues as varied as farmed animals, companion animals including horses, animals used in research, testing and education, and wildlife. Amundson also directs political activity to support humane candidates for office at the state and federal levels, and serves as the treasurer of the federal, affiliated political action committee. She’s testified before the U.S. Congress and in state legislatures on multiple occasions, including supporting the Bittering Agent bill and the Pet Animal Welfare Statute. She has brokered deals with the chemical industry to voluntarily include a bittering agent in household antifreeze and support the replacement of animals in toxicity testing through federal appropriations, voluntary commitments and the passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. She has been a featured speaker at the University of Virginia Law School, Lewis & Clark Law School and Harvard Law School and has appeared on CNN, ABC News and in print for major U.S. newspapers.
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