Illinois Democrat Sen. Richard J. Durbin 's efforts to crack down on puppy mills and improve petfood safety earned him the title of 2008 Humane Senator of the Year, according to an article by The Washington Times .
The Humane Society of the United States announced March 25 the recognition of Durbin as part of its annual Humane Legislator Awards.
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