Statement Mourning the Death of Sen. Dianne Feinstein

The following statement regarding the passing of Sen. Dianne Feinstein may be attributed to Alex Cragun, director of government affairs at Mercy For Animals.

“Mercy For Animals mourns the passing of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, whose commitment to public service and dedication to animal welfare are a testament to her belief in compassion and justice for all. Through her leadership on legislation to protect animals from industry cruelty and neglect, including the Downed Animal Enforcement Act of 2008, the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012, the Preventing Antibiotic Resistance Act of 2013, and the Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act of 2022, Senator Feinstein demonstrated her understanding of the needless suffering industrial animal agriculture thrusts upon farmed animals for the sake of profit. Senator Feinstein’s legacy is profound and enduring, and we express our condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues and the people of California.”

—Alex Cragun, Director of Government Affairs, Mercy For Animals