About Humane PA

                                          Pennsylvania’s Political Voice for Animals!voice10

Welcome! Humane PA is the nonpartisan political arm of the animal protection movement in Pennsylvania, founded to give animals a voice in Harrisburg.  It was formed after seeing the power of special interests to block anti-cruelty bills in Pennsylvania.  Humane PA supports candidates from all parties based on a single criterion: their support and leadership for furthering animal protection bills in the legislature. It was also formed for the caring citizens of Pennsylvania who want to help animals, but are daunted by the political process of how to make a difference.

howhumane3Humane PA is dedicated to electing candidates who demonstrate an understanding and a willingness to work to amend Pennsylvania laws with a goal of eliminating animal cruelty within the Commonwealth. When law makers stand up for animals, we must stand up for them. Humane PA is also dedicated to encouraging everyone who cares about animals to get political for animals and is a resource for all groups and individuals in Pennsylvania who care about animals.

Although 501(c)(3) charitable organizations can, and should, lobby at all levels of government, nonprofits, because of their charitable status with the IRS, are legally prohibited from electioneering activity (supporting and opposing candidates). A political action committee (PAC) is therefore uniquely needed to build a body of humane-minded elected officials in Pennsylvania who will work to protect animals from neglect, cruelty and exploitation. All funds that Humane PA contributes to a legislator’s campaign come directly from the funds given to our PAC – from individuals just like you. Please join with us with this crucial effort.

More about Humane PA:

Contact us: Elissa Katz, President: elissakatz@comcast.net

Humane PA Mission Statement

Who, What, When, Where, Why and How to get Political for Animals!

The Importance of Animal PACs – an Insider’s View

Politics and Animals – The Missing Link

5 Responses to About Humane PA

  1. Susan Pizzini says:

    I don’t think that a tax credit is the way to go for pet owners. It opens up Pandora’s box for fraud. I’d rather see the removal of sales tax on pet food.

  2. Tina S. says:

    Not that we need another tax to pay but keeping strays or any animal off the streets benefits EVERYONE, whether you are an animal-caring person or not. Everyone has to pay school taxes, whether you have children or not or have them in public schools or not, so everyone should have to pay an animal control tax, whether you have animals or not. Hopefully, it would be doled out to shelters across PA. Something has to be done & soon.

  3. Kaden says:

    At last! Somehtnig clear I can understand. Thanks!

  4. State Rep. James Roebuck says:

    Per a Facebook request from Human PA Rep. Roebuck’s email address is roebuckjc@aol.com

  5. Humane PA says:

    Thank you Representative Roebuck and thanks for your stellar record on anti-cruelty bills.

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