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Spring into Action

March comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb, the saying goes. Spring has (almost!) arrived, reminding us again of the ever-changing political landscape.  Just this session, a record 36 animal related bills  were introduced in the Pennsylvania State Assembly. Thankfully, the 2015/16 session started strong when the Animal Fighting Paraphernalia bill passed and was […]

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Concerned Citizens Think Globally, Act Locally

Guest Blog by Christin Bummer Sweeping legislative changes are often initiated at the federal level. Others seem to gain traction when introduced at the state level. And some of the strongest movements have begun in a small town or in someone’s own back yard, gaining momentum neighbor by neighbor. Asking an entire country or even […]

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A Look Back at 2015 – Political Progress for Animals

2015 has been a year of ups and downs  for  passing animal bills in Pennsylvania! It’s been a year of growth, record-breaking engagement, local ordinance victories, and frustration as the budget fight drags on, also dragging down the ability to pass animal bills.  The 2015/16 session saw a record number of pro-animal bills introduced and we […]

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Tis the Season…

Blog by Senator Roy Afflerbach, Ret. As we enter the holiday season there is no better time than this to make friends with public officials in preparation for their support of humane legislation in the new year.  Local municipal elections concluded in November and state and congressional legislative candidates are preparing for elections next year. […]

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