Category Archives: Pennsylvania Law and animals

Announcing Humane PA’s 2014 Endorsements

Humane PA is pleased to present Humane PA’s 2014 candidate endorsements  for Pennsylvania state offices in the upcoming election on November 4th. In a recent statewide poll, 86 percent of Pennsylvania voters  support their legislator’s efforts to ensure the humane treatment of … 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

Posted in Animal cruelty, Animal Law, Animal shelters, Pennsylvania Law and animals, Pennsylvania legislation

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

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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Speeding up the Wheels of Politics

Blog by Humane PA President, Elissa Katz The wheels of politics are often slow and frustrating. It can take years for a bill to wind its way through the legislature and to be enacted into law.  So many introduced bills … Continue reading

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Animal bills fast-tracking through PA legislature

Amy Worden, Inquirer Staff Writer, writes the Philly Dawg blog for The Philadelphia Inquirer. With her permission we are reposting her blog about a “raft of animal bills” moving this week. In just two short weeks since the summer recess ended, a raft … Continue reading

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Philly Dawg reports: PA bill aims to make pet store puppy sales more transparent

Amy Worden, Inquirer Staff Writer, writes the Philly Dawg blog for The Philadelphia Inquirer. With her permission we are reposting her blog about a bill soon to be introduced that will make pet store puppy sales more transparent. A York County lawmaker … Continue reading

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