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Humane PA Pennsylvania's Political Voice for Animals
(2 days ago) Guest Blog By Michele Patterson The Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement (BDLE) is a critically important government agency, responsible for the vital function of protecting the health and safety of Pennsylvanians and their dogs – and it is underfunded to the point where it …
Humane PA 2016 Fact Sheet Libre’s Law
(3 days ago) Libre’s Law will bring Pennsylvania in line with the majority of the country by increasing penalties for certain crimes against animals. Creates a new offense of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, which can be applied to egregious situations. . Establishes stiffer penalties for the most heinous of crimes committed against animals. .
Humane PA Pennsylvania Animal Cruelty Law – Police …
(2 days ago) Pennsylvania Animal Cruelty Law – Police animals. § 5511.2. Police animals. (a) Illegal to taunt police animals.–It shall be unlawful for any person to willfully or maliciously taunt, torment, tease, beat, kick or strike a police animal. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this subsection commits a felony of the third degree.
Humane PA Legislation Affecting Animals 2021/22
(Just Now) SB 232: Dog Law Fund/License increase. Introduced by Senator Judy Schwank. Co-sponsorship Memo. SB 234: Victoria’s Law, Prohibiting the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores unless sourced from shelters and rescues and require advertisers to include license numbers.
Humane PA Pennsylvania Puppy Retail Sales Bill
(3 days ago) The Philadelphia law includes outdoor sales restrictions similar to this bill, and the Pittsburgh law includes advertising language similar to this bill. More than 250 localities in the U.S., as well as the state of California, have passed similar laws. Federal and state …
Humane PA Support HB 1759 – Pet Store Disclosure Laws
(4 days ago) According to a report recently issued by the Auditor General, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Dog Law Enforcement Office has failed to adequately enforce many provisions of the state’s puppy mill law, Act 119, which would ensure basic standards of care at commercial breeding kennels.
Humane PA Passed! HB 82 – Cost of Care for Abused
(4 days ago) The law will ensure greater enforcement of Pennsylvania’s anti-cruelty laws, greater protection for its animals, and a massive reduction in suffering and warehousing of animals kept in shelters or other facilities awaiting final disposition of anti-cruelty cases.
Humane PA Support HB 1750 or SB 510 to End Barbaric Live
(9 days ago) RT @Lancaster_DA: Libre's Law went into effect August 2017 after a Boston Terrier puppy was found neglected and abused in Lancaster County.… 23 hours ago; RT @SenTimKearney: A little birdie told me it was #NationalDogsInPoliticsDay Meet Chorizo! He looks mighty comfortable in my seat. Maybe… 1 day ago
Humane PA E-mail address list – Pennsylvania House
(4 days ago) Comprehensive Animal Cruelty Act 10 (formerly HB 1238) AKA Libre’s Law. Governor’s Fact Sheet: Animal Overhaul Bill Explained; Taking Aim at Sunday Hunting! 2016 Primary Endorsements; 2015 Special Elections. 2015 Special Election – District 170; 2014 General Election; 2014 Primary Election; 2013 Special Election; 2012 General Election
Let’s Move Victoria’s Law!Humane PA
(7 days ago) Victoria’s Law, which will end the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits from puppy mills in retail outlets, is an important step in the right direction. SB 44 was introduced by Senator Tom Killion and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee in February 2019. It currently has 29 cosponsors – 3 more than is necessary to pass the Senate.
Public Service Announcement: A Law to Keep Unwanted
(4 days ago) With little fanfare, Act 103 of 2019 (HB 1772), the “Purple Paint Law”, was signed into law giving landowners a relatively easy and cost – effective tool to keep unwanted hunters off of their property: painting purple stripes on trees or posts. The “Purple Paint Law” is designed to give landowner’s an easier tool than posting “no
Humane PA Archive: Bills from 2019/20
(4 days ago) Senate Bills to support: SB 44: Victoria’s Law , Prohibiting the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores unless sourced from shelters and rescues and require advertisers to include license numbers. Introduced by Senators Killion and Dinniman. ( Fact Sheet ). SB 29: Establishes a 24-hour Lost Dog Hotline and online Lost Dog Registry
Humane PA Postcard in support of Victoria’s law
(1 days ago) Twitter Updates. RT @KristenTullo: Paws crossed you can join us this Thursday at lunchtime for Victoria’s Law Jeopardy hosted by the always amazing @Victori… 20 minutes ago; RT @theinclinepgh: 🐾 A humane change for Pittsburgh: County Council unanimously approved a ban on declawing cats in Allegheny County.Veter… 21 minutes ago; RT @HumanePA: Dog law Senate bill 'unlikely' to move
Humane PA Anti-Tethering Fact Sheet
(3 days ago) Great information about the new tethering law in PA! Remember -If you see something, say something! Report animal cruelty to your local humane officer, who can be found here: Pennsylvania Animal Shelters, Humane Societies, and Animal Organizations (listed by county). If there is not a humane officer covering your area – contact local or state police.
Humane PA Oppose HB 1534 – Say No to Cash for Killing
(7 days ago) In short, if HB 1534 becomes law, pets will only be safe if kept indoors 24/7! This is a bad bill for the following reasons: Coyote bounties are a totally ineffective management strategy given the species’ resiliency and ability to biologically rebound.
Humane PA End 24/7 Tethering of Dogs in Pennsylvania
(1 days ago) Note: this bill is from the 2015/16 Session and is archived. For a list of current legislation – click here. Senator Richard Alloway + 18 co-sponsors introduced SB 373, which overwhelmingly passed the Senate 45-4!. Now it needs to pass the House. Please call, write, e-mail, or use social media to contact your State Representative to request their support of SB 373.
Humane PA Keep Animals Out of Hot Cars
(7 days ago) Comprehensive Animal Cruelty Act 10 (formerly HB 1238) AKA Libre’s Law. Governor’s Fact Sheet: Animal Overhaul Bill Explained; Taking Aim at Sunday Hunting! 2016 Primary Endorsements; 2015 Special Elections. 2015 Special Election – District 170; 2014 General Election; 2014 Primary Election; 2013 Special Election; 2012 General Election
Humane PA Archive: Bills from 2013/14
(4 days ago) Status: Passed House and Senate unanimously, signed into law. SB 1261: (Rocco’s Law) This bill will increasing the offense for torturing or killing a K-9 officer to a felony of the second degree, allowing for a prison term of up 10 years and a fine of $25,000. Introduced by Senator Matt Smith and 28 co-sponsors. Status: Signed into law.
Humane PA Elissa B. Katz, Esq.
(1 days ago) Elissa earned her JD from Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia, and is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Animal Law Committee. She received her B.A from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. with a major in political science.
Humane PA About Humane PA
(1 days ago) Humane PA’s Mission Statement: Humane PA is the nonpartisan arm of the animal protection movement in Pennsylvania, founded to give animals a political voice in Harrisburg.. Humane PA is dedicated to electing candidates who demonstrate a commitment to pass stronger laws with a goal of eliminating animal cruelty within the Commonwealth. When law makers stand up for animals, …
Humane PA Category Archive Legislation
(3 days ago) RT @SenLisaBoscola: Thank you to all who attended today’s Victoria’s Law Jeopardy Event- especially my colleague, @SenatorKristin, @Kristen… 8 hours ago; RT @KristenTullo: Paws crossed you can join us this Thursday at lunchtime for Victoria’s Law Jeopardy hosted by the always amazing @Victori… 1 day ago
Humane PA Support HB 164 – End Animal Fighting in
(2 days ago) As law enforcement has a burden to prove that the animals are possessed or transported for the purposes of fighting which is generally done by the presence of animal fighting implements alongside the animals, animal fighters have learned to keep animals and implements in separate locations.
Humane PA Support HB 913 – Keep Dog Law Strong
(1 days ago) Update: On October 1, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed HB 913 with 195 yes votes and 7 absent!Please check the vote and thank your representative for voting yes! Onto the senate! The Pennsylvania Office of Dog Law Enforcement (Dog Law) is the agency tasked with inspecting commercial breeding kennels, investigating dog bite incidents and picking up stray dogs.
Humane PA Category Archive Pennsylvania legislation
(8 days ago) With little fanfare, Act 103 of 2019 (HB 1772), the “Purple Paint Law”, was signed into law giving landowners a relatively easy and cost – effective tool to keep unwanted […] Continue Reading Hey NRA – Keep Your Paws Off Animal Laws!
Humane PA Taking Aim at Sunday Hunting!
(3 days ago) Prohibiting Sunday Hunting is good for our state’s economy: Allowing hunting on Sundays would increase the cost of law enforcement and could discourage economically valuable non-consumptive tourist recreational activities. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, wildlife watchers in Pennsylvania contribute more than $1.4 billion
Hey NRA – Keep Your Paws Off Animal Laws!Humane PA
(2 days ago) Comprehensive Animal Cruelty Act 10 (formerly HB 1238) AKA Libre’s Law. Governor’s Fact Sheet: Animal Overhaul Bill Explained; Taking Aim at Sunday Hunting! 2016 Primary Endorsements; 2015 Special Elections. 2015 Special Election – District 170; 2014 General Election; 2014 Primary Election; 2013 Special Election; 2012 General Election
Are Ag-Gag Bills Coming to Pennsylvania
(2 days ago) Such bills have already passed in at least five states and now ag-gag legislation has been introduced in Pennsylvania. House Bill 683, which is awaiting a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee, would make it a felony to record an image inside a factory farm without the owner’s consent or to disseminate such an image over the Internet.
Humane PA Protect Pennsylvania’s Native Habitat and take
(3 days ago) Update: SB 644 was amended, and although it is a small step in the right direction, this ill-conceived bill which threatens Pennsylvania’s native habitat and allows cruel canned hunts has passed and was signed into law. At a time when states across the country are halting the importation of wild boars, Pennsylvania took a leap backwards.. Humane PA will include this vote on its scorecard
Humane PA Scorecards
(3 days ago) Humane PA Scorecard 2019-2020 (updated 7/9/2019) Find out how your state legislators voted on animal protection bills on Humane PA’s easy to read scorecard!You can find scorecards from previous years below. This is a list of animal bills that have received votes in either the House and/or Senate this session and how your legislators have voted.
Humane PA End Live Pigeon Shoot Killing Contests
(3 days ago) No, but we believe that it violates the PA Cruelty Statute, so we don’t classify it as legal in our state either, but as long as law enforcement refuses to prosecute, or asks for clarification, Pennsylvania needs a bill specifically outlawing it. Pennsylvania is unique in that it openly and regularly holds these shoots.
Humane PA Support HB 1750 – to End 2 Shockingly Cruel
(8 days ago) There currently is no prohibition in Pennsylvania for raising dogs and cats for human consumption. Without HB 1750 there is nothing law enforcement can do when suspected cases are reported. HB 1750, introduced by Representative John Maher, will ban the raising, slaughter, processing, and offering of dogs and cats for human consumption.
Humane PA Citizen Lobbying Tips to Give Animals a Voice
(6 days ago) Dog law Senate bill 'unlikely' to move forward, aide to top Pa. senator says - Pennsylvania - goo.gl/alerts/AtFqu #GoogleAlerts 1 day ago; RT @RepMGS: Thank you @HSLegFund for this honor! I am proud to be recognized as a 2020 Humane Advocate alongside my …
Humane PA End Barbaric Live Pigeon Shoots
(3 days ago) HELP END BARBARIC LIVE PIGEON SHOOTS:. It is long past time to end these horrific, cruel contests in our state! Enough is enough.This bill has been denied a fair vote in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for decades, despite widespread public support including our State Senate, which passed the bill in 2014 36-12 only to have it die without a vote in the House.
Humane PA Category Archive Pennsylvania legislation
(5 days ago) 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 go nowhere – bills that all of us know could be enormously helpful to ending […]
Humane PA Support SB 298 – Senator Alloway’s Libre’s Law
(4 days ago) UPDATE: SB 298: which was Senator Alloway’s Libre’s Law increases the penalties for the most heinous of animal abuse. This bill was added to HB 1238 and is now part of Act 10 – the comprehensive animal protection act also known as Libre’s Law.. Facts about Libre’s Law: What does Libre’s Law do? Libre’s Law will bring Pennsylvania in line with the majority of the country by
Humane PA End the Ivory Trade in Pennsylvania!
(7 days ago) Law Enforcement: A complete ban on all ivory and rhino horn sales is needed. New ivory is being stained to look antique and is smuggled into the U.S. where it’s sold openly on the marketplace. It’s nearly impossible for law enforcement to tell the difference between “antique” ivory and new ivory that is stained to look “antique.”
The Battle to end PA Puppy Mills – Marking the 10 Year
(9 days ago) The new law established that any kennel selling or transferring more than 60 dogs had to double cage sizes, eliminate wire flooring, and provide unfettered access to the outdoors. The new law also banned cage stacking, mandated twice-a-year veterinary exams for breeding dogs, and established new lighting, ventilation and temperature standards.
Fines Should Be Dedicated to Dogs – Not Judicial
(Just Now) Rep. Jason Ortitay (R., Allegheny) is the latest lawmaker to seek to end the annual transfer. He has introduced a bill ( HB142 -updated 2021) that would “address this issue by exempting fines, fees and costs under the Dog Law from being transferred to the Judicial Computer System Augmentation Account.”. Legislation in the Senate ( SB 232
Think Globally – Act Locally- Legislative Advocacy at
(Just Now) Penny Conly Ellison is Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and has taught a course in Animal Law and Ethics since 2006. She is a member of the board of the Pennsylvania SPCA and Executive Director of The Hand2Paw Foundation , a nonprofit that enables homeless youth to volunteer in Philadelphia’s animal shelters.
The Building Blocks of Passing an Anti-Cruelty BillHumane PA
(1 days ago) They are committed to working a bill through the process until it is finally signed into law. The recent enactment of Act 10 demonstrates that. Finally, similar to the mortar that binds and seals the bricks of a home, a powerful political action committee (PAC) is the final essential building block in the arsenal of tools required to forge a
Humane PA Tips on writing a letter to the editor
(3 days ago) Writing a letter to the editor is a great opportunity to educate the public and public officials about animal issues. A well written, well timed letter to the editor can shift public opinion and influence policy. Letters to the editor: • Are noticed by elected officials who monitor their local papers. • …
The Animals of Pennsylvania Have Lost a ChampionHumane PA
(2 days ago) The new law was praised by animal welfare advocates across the country and would stand as a model for many other states. Tom was the animals’ consummate lobbyist: he spoke truth to power. He rattled chains. He worked the media. He knew how to cajole public officials and cultivated allies in both political parties. He was a street fighter who
Humane PA Support HB 996 to ban traveling wild animal
(9 days ago) HB 996, sponsored by Representative Melissa Shusterman, will prohibit the transport of wild animals for the purpose of participation in a traveling animal act and will align Pennsylvania with other states that are leading the nation in animal protection, including New Jersey and Hawaii which, just last year, passed legislation banning many species of wild animals in traveling shows and