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Max Baucus's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Animals and Wildlife

Animals and Wildlife

2014 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2014 Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance - Positions 100%
2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 75%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 50%
2013 Goldwater Institute - Positions 0%
2012 Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 86%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 67%
2011-2012 Goldwater Institute - Positions 28%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2011 Goldwater Institute - Positions 20%
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2010 Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 67%
2009-2010 Goldwater Institute - Positions 33%
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 75%
2009 Goldwater Institute - Positions 33%
2008 Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance - Positions 100
2008 Western Organization of Resource Councils - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 64%
2007-2008 Goldwater Institute - Positions on Animal Protection 17%
2007-2008 Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 17%
2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 40%
2007 Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions on Animal Protection 0%
2007 Western Organization of Resource Councils - Positions 86%
2005-2006 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 83%
2005-2006 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 55%
2005-2006 Goldwater Institute - Positions 20%
2005-2006 Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 20%
2005 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 75%
2005 Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 20%
2004 American Humane Association - Positions 60%
2004 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 60%
2004 Born Free USA - Positions 60%
2004 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2004 Goldwater Institute - Positions 60%
2004 Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 60%
2003-2004 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 100%
2003 American Humane Association - Positions 60%
2003 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 60%
2003 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 60%
2003 Born Free USA - Positions 60%
2003 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 36%
2003 Doris Day Animal League - Positions 60%
2003 Goldwater Institute - Positions 60%
2003 Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 60%
2003 Sierra Club - Positions 40%
2001-2002 American Humane Association - Positions 50%
2001-2002 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 50%
2001-2002 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 40%
2001-2002 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 50%
2001-2002 Born Free USA - Positions 50%
2001-2002 Doris Day Animal League - Positions 50%
2001-2002 Goldwater Institute - Positions 50%
2001-2002 Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 50%
2000 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 25%
2000 Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 40%
1999-2000 Goldwater Institute - Positions 40%
1999 Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 25%
1995-1996 Goldwater Institute - Positions 75%
1995 Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 25%
1993-1994 Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 45%

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