Category Archives: Legislation

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

Posted in 2014 Pennsylvania Election, Animal cruelty, Community outreach, Legislation, Pennsylvania Politics, Political Action Committees, Volunteers

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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What Animal Shelters can do to Influence Policy

Guest blog by  Joe Geiger Legitimate animal shelters do a great job when it comes to rescuing and caring for animals. But one of the most effective ways to protect animals is through policy. It is time for people who love … 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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Join us on Humane Lobby Day!

For the past 7 years, citizen animal advocates have gathered in Harrisburg for an annual event called Pennsylvania Humane Lobby Day.  Participants at this one-day event, sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States, attend a training to learn about … 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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We’re Here for You!

Our goal at Humane PA is to build the most powerful political bloc imaginable, a voting bloc of Pennsylvania residents from every corner of the state who not only believe in and are committed to the humane treatment of animals, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 Pennsylvania Election, Animal law, Animal Law, Pennsylvania Law and animals, Pennsylvania Politics

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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