Category Archives: Animal cruelty

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait – So Long As They Outwork The Devils While They Wait

Guest blog by Senator Roy Afflerbach, Ret. Thanks to patient, steadfast, relentless repetition and perseverance by animal advocates during the 2013/14 Pennsylvania legislative session, more than two-dozen bills favorable to animals were introduced. One of the strongest bills passed this session provides for … Continue reading

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Top 5 Ways to Give Animals a Voice at the Polls

Election Day presents great opportunities to give animals a voice in Harrisburg, and give visibility to the growing bloc of people for whom the treatment of animals is an important election issue.  Candidates work the polls all day and are … Continue reading

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Take the HB 1750 Challenge!

By Dawn Heinbach, contributing blogger One thing is certain about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: it is a complete success, generating over $100 million in donations for ALS nonprofit organizations and, more importantly, raising awareness about this devastating disease. The … Continue reading

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Who is Humane PA?

Blog by Humane PA President, Elissa Katz  Who is Humane PA?  In a word – YOU!  Regardless of age, race, socio-economic background, religion, political allegiance, or any of the other traits we use to define and distinguish ourselves, there is … Continue reading

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Lobbyist…not a four letter word!

Guest editorial by Sarah Speed Lobbying…in a time of government gridlock, it feels like the root of all evil doesn’t it? Imagine slick haired, shiny shoed salesmen stalking the halls of the legislature preying upon good intentions and campaign promises, vying … Continue reading

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The Bogeyman Bill

Blog by Humane PA President, Elissa Katz Imagine an activity that is so cruel and senseless that it has been widely condemned in newspaper editorials in every major region of our state – an activity that is considered so deplorable that … Continue reading

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“Rocco’s Law” leads animal bills as PA legislature returns

Amy Worden writes the Philly Dawg blog for The Philadelphia Inquirer. With her permission we are reposting her blog about the status of anti-cruelty bills as the legislature returns. Lawmakers will consider a flurry of animal-related bills as they return … Continue reading

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Justice Finally Comes to Animal Victims – “Costs of Care” is Law

Guest blog by Penny Conly Ellison All you needed to do was visit the shelter and walk the rows of kennels and cages and take a glance at the paperwork on each one.  Each kennel card provides some information about … Continue reading

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Pursuing Your Passion – Cheryl Caldwell’s Story

Humane PA is grateful for the talents and dedication of our volunteers who give so much of themselves to help strengthen the ability of the humane vote to elect humane legislators, who will in turn advocate and support anti-cruelty legislation.  The backbone of Humane … Continue reading

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Pets Are No More Than Kitchen Chairs

by Walter Brasch  Ph.D. Wanderings – Social Issues Journalism  In Johnstown, two abandoned puppies died from starvation and freezing weather in an unoccupied house. In Lancaster County, two puppies were left in a backpack in freezing weather. In Centre County, … Continue reading

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