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Libre’s Law Is Back for 2017 Legislative Session in Pennsylvania

February 17th, 2017

Paws Up! To Pennsylvania Senator Richard Alloway, R-York, Adams, Cumberland and Franklin counties in Pennsylvania for reintroducing animal welfare legislation that would increase penalties for animal abuse in Pennsylvania. According to a recent news article, “Libre’s Law,” otherwise known in the Pennsylvania General Assembly as S.B. 298, is back for consideration in the 2017-18 legislative […]

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U.S. Senator Bob Menendez Demands Animal Cruelty Data Be Restored to USDA Website

February 17th, 2017

Paws Up! To U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) for urging the Trump Administration to restore data on the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website that gave information detailed records, inspection and license information from animal breeders.  The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is the federal agency responsible for licensing, inspecting, […]

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Wyoming Bill Would Allow Felony Charge for Repeat Cruelty Offense

February 16th, 2017

Paws Up! To Wyoming Rep. Dan Zwonitzer (R-Cheyenne) for sponsoring House Bill 193. This bill would allow prosecutors to bring felony charges against animal cruelty offenders who have already been convicted of animal cruelty in Wyoming. According to a recent news article, the Wyoming Agricultural Committee has approved H.B. 193, which would crack down on […]

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Update! Pet Purchase Protection Act Has Passed NJ State Appropriations Committee

February 16th, 2017

Paws Up! To the New Jersey General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee for passing the Pet Purchase Protection Act, which would require pet stores in New Jersey to provide only dogs and cats from animal shelters. If passed into law, the Pet Purchase Protection Act, also known as A2338, would combat puppy mills by stopping New Jersey […]

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VA Statewide Ban on Dog Tethering Rejected

February 4th, 2017

Paws Down! To the Virginia House of Delegates for voting 7-1 against a bill that would have restricted the tethering of dogs. Dogs are social animals that enjoy being in part of a pack. When isolated outside on a chain for extended periods of time, they suffer from boredom, aggression, and are vulnerable to inclement […]

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