Category Archives: Animal cruelty

Top 5 2015 Resolutions to Give Animals a Political Voice in PA

As 2015 begins, Humane PA PAC is publishing its top 5 New Year’s Resolutions and we hope that you will find them easy to adopt also and incorporate them among your own resolutions.  Together, we hope to make a meaningful difference for … Continue reading

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A Look Back at 2014

What a year 2014 has been for increasing the visibility and clout of the political voice for animals in Pennsylvania! It’s been a year of growth, record-breaking engagement, elections, victories, and a heartbreaking defeat. Here’s a snapshot review of accomplishments and setbacks in … Continue reading

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State, local SPCAs battle scourge of unlicensed kennels

Amy Worden writes the Philly Dawg blog for The Philadelphia Inquirer. With her permission, we are reposting her excellent coverage of the state of unlicensed kennels in Pennsylvania. For the third time in a week dogs in extreme situations have … Continue reading

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One Person Can Make a Difference

Guest Blog by Mary Kennedy Withrow Two years ago, if you would have told me that in the coming years I would effectively influence policy anywhere but within my own household, I would have told you that was absurd. How … Continue reading

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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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