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Press Release
August 14, 2013
For Immediate Release

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Christopher Lee
Public Affairs Officer
(909) 382-3665 


DA Michael Ramos Joins National Council on Animal Protection

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.  – San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos has joined the newly formed National Law Enforcement Council of The Humane Society of the United States. The council brings together current and former law enforcement officers and prosecutors from across the country to assist the organization in its efforts to strengthen and better enforce laws to protect animals from illegal animal cruelty. 

Members of the national council were chosen for their leadership in protecting animals from neglect, violence and other crimes. With a particular emphasis on animal cruelty, fighting and poaching laws, the council brings together the best in the law enforcement field to help combat animal crimes nationwide. Member activities may include supporting state and federal legislation that strengthens animal protection laws, promoting animal protection training opportunities for local law enforcement, and  raising awareness of The HSUS’ animal crimes rewards, tip lines, and other resources.

“I am honored to have been selected to be a part of the National Law Enforcement Council,” District Attorney Ramos said. “I look forward to working with my fellow council members from across the nation to make sure that we are doing all we can to protect our animals from illegal animal cruelty.”

Ann Chynoweth, senior director of the animal cruelty and fighting campaign for The HSUS, said: “We are honored to join forces with District Attorney Ramos to combat animal cruelty, fighting and poaching through the National Law Enforcement Council. By fostering relationships across local, state, and federal levels of law enforcement and prosecution, we can make meaningful improvements to policies and actions that protect animals across the country.”

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