The legislative arm of HSUS, Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF), sponsored a "There Oughta Be a Law" contest asking for input for a new federal bill to help animals. Longtime animal rights supporters Rep. Jim Moran, D-VA and Rep. John Campbell, R-CA joined HSLF as contest judges.
HSLF quotes Campbell as saying, "It is a pleasure to be a part of an effort that encourages legislation originating at the grassroots level. I am happy to be a judge in the 'There Oughta be a Law' contest." Hunters should recognize Campbell as a lead sponsor of the Bear Protection Act, H.R. 3480 of 2009, introduced in July.
In the same HSLF press release Moran stated, "I'm pleased to have an opportunity to judge the first-ever HSLF 'There Oughta be a Law' contest. I'm certain that we'll see terrific ideas for a federal animal protection bill."
At the close of the contest 3,500 entries had been received, a small amount(.03 percent) of interest from the 11 million members HSUS claims to have.