One can argue about how well Ventura County lawmakers represent people, but when it comes to representing the interests of animals, the Humane Society of the United States believes county lawmakers are about as good as they get.
In a press release today, the society applauds the formation of an "animal protection caucus" in the California Legislature and lists the four co-chairmen -- three of whom represent portions of Ventura County. They are Sen. Tony Strickland and Assemblymen Pedro Nava and Cameron Smyth.
It further notes that the caucus "is modeled after the successful Congressional Animal Protection Caucus," which is co-chaired by Simi Valley Congressman Elton Gallegly.
Dogs and cats from Moorpark to Meiners Oaks can sleep well tonight.