Congressional Animal Protection Caucus

Mission

The Congressional Animal Protection Caucus (CAPC) is a bipartisan organization committed to raising awareness of animal welfare issues in Congress. CAPC was formed in February 2009 and replaced the Friends of Animals Caucus founded by former Representatives Tom Lantos (D-CA) and Chris Shays (R-CT).

About the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus

The purpose of CAPC is to highlight important issues affecting animals and to educate Members and their staff on the need for sensible animal protection legislation. Partnering with reputable animal welfare organizations, CAPC sponsors non-partisan briefings and tracks the progress of relevant legislation, providing Caucus members with dependable information on animal welfare issues. The goal of CAPC is to build broad coalitions in support of common-sense, humane animal welfare laws.

Congressman Blumenauer co-chairs the CAPC along with Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL). They have outlined their agenda for the 115th Congress in an op-ed in The Hill.

More information about the bipartisan CAPC:

Click here to learn more about Congressman Blumenauer's work on animal welfare.