I just stepped away from a press conference in the Cabinet Room of Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland where he, Ohio Farm Bureau official Jack Fisher and I announced a historic agreement on animal welfare in the state.
At The Humane Society, our mission statement is "Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty," but a corollary principle is celebrating people who do remarkable things for animals. The Genesis Awards is built around that idea.
You might say that female legislators are more likely to stand up for the underdogs, so it's no surprise that there's a gender gap on animal protection, with women more likely to be involved in animal advocacy.