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Michael 'Mike' N. Castle's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Animals and Wildlife

Animals and Wildlife

2009-2010 Animal Welfare Institute - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 Big Cat Rescue - House of Representatives Score 100%
2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 57%
2009-2010 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 87%
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 60%
2009 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 85%
2008 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 0
2007-2008 Animal Welfare Institute - U.S. House Score 66%
2007-2008 Big Cat Rescue - Positions 66
2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 94%
2007-2008 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions on Animal Protection 92%
2007-2008 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 92
2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 90%
2007 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions on Animal Protection 100
2006 National Animal Interest Alliance Trust - Positions 0%
2006 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 0%
2005-2006 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Animal Welfare Institute - U.S. House Score 100%
2005-2006 Big Cat Rescue - Positions 63%
2005-2006 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 74%
2005-2006 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 100
2005-2006 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 100%
2005 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 100%
2005 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 83%
2004 American Humane Association - Positions 78%
2004 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 78%
2004 Born Free USA - Positions 78%
2004 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 60%
2004 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 0%
2004 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 78
2004 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 78
2003-2004 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 64%
2003 American Humane Association - Positions 78%
2003 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 78%
2003 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 78%
2003 Born Free USA - Positions 78%
2003 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 67%
2003 Doris Day Animal League - Positions 78%
2003 Sierra Club - Positions 63%
2003 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 78%
2003 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 78%
2001-2002 American Humane Association - Positions 100%
2001-2002 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 100%
2001-2002 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 40%
2001-2002 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Born Free USA - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Doris Day Animal League - Positions 100%
2001-2002 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 100%
2001-2002 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 100%
2000 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 66%
2000 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 63
1999-2000 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 63%
1999 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 66%
1997 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions on Animal Protection 50%
1995-1996 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 50%
1995 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 50%
1993-1994 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 38%

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