Amy Worden writes the Philly Dawg blog for The Philadelphia Inquirer. With her permission we are reposting her blog here about PCN dedicating a call-in show to the topic of animal welfare! Congratulations to Amy Worden and Senator Andy Dinniman!
Dinniman and Philly Dawg talk animal issues on PCN
It was the first time in recent memory that PCN has dedicated the call-in show to the topic of animal welfare and boy did we have a lot of ground to cover.
Dinniman, of Chester County, who won the distinction of humane legislator of the year from Humane PA, led the fight for “Daniel’s Law,” which ended the use of gas chambers in Pennsylvania shelters.
We talked about a host of hot topics: how to address the sheltering crisis in the state, the role of pets in domestic violence cases, the need for expanded accommodations for therapy pets who travel in public with their human partners – and took questions from a statewide audience.
Philly Dawg would like to thank PCN for dedicating the time to animal issues and for including your faithful pet blogger in the discussion. With somewhere in the neighborhood of two dozen animal-related bills percolating in the legislature right now, we hope there will be an opportunity to revisit the issue in a future broadcast..
To watch the show click here.
Amy Worden is a politics and government reporter for the Inquirer. In that capacity she has explored a range of animal issues from dog kennel law improvements and horse slaughter to the comeback of peregrine falcons and pigeon hunts. From hamsters to horses, animals have always been part of her life.
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