Tag Archives: animal cruelty

The Building Blocks of Passing an Anti-Cruelty Bill

By Elissa Katz, President, Humane PA PAC A house doesn’t get built overnight – and neither does a law! Passing an animal protection bill is often a very slow process – certainly slower than many of us who care about animals would like. Similar to building a house, it requires a solid foundation which can support […]

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CONGRATULATIONS – TO YOU!

Those of us who have been working for years to pass anti-cruelty legislation remember the frustrating years when legislators avoided issues relating to cruelty to animals and viewed folks who cared about these issues as a fringe group, outside of mainstream thinking and priorities. Well, those days are gone – thanks to all of you who […]

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The Blog We Didn’t Want to Write

This is a blog we hoped we would not be writing. Last legislative session, after decades of lobbying and thousands of letters and calls from constituents, cruel live pigeon shoots should have been conclusively brought to an end. We were so close that we could picture the end of this cruelty. The bill to end […]

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Wishing this was an April Fool’s Joke

We wish this blog was an April Fool’s joke, but, unfortunately, one of Pennsylvania’s strongest voices for animals – Amy Worden of the Philadelphia Inquirer/Philly Dawg Blog – is bidding farewell.  In her last blog written for the Philly Dawg, and gratefully reblogged with her permission, Amy says goodbye.  All of us at Humane PA […]

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