PA Humane Lobby Day set for Monday 4/29
Join us at the state Capitol to lobby for our pets
The following letter is from Kristen Tullo, PA State Director of the HSUS…
Humane Lobby Day is Monday, April 29th in Harrisburg. This is the single biggest animal advocacy event of the year held at the state Capitol building. Hundreds of advocates from across the state will converge on the Pennsylvania General Assembly to push for animal welfare legislation and to honor exceptional humane leaders and advocates. Governor Tom Wolf is among the recipients to be recognized at the awards ceremony this year from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. on the front Capitol steps. PA’s main man, Libre, will be there to present the award! The program begins at 10:00 in the Media Center.
People from all corners of the state are registered to attend the rally and meet with their lawmakers to discuss animal protection legislation. The Pet Retail Sales bill, Victoria’s Law, is top on our list. It would require pet stores selling animals to source from rescues and shelters. The goal is to stop commercial puppy mills and everything wrong in their cruel operations. Also, we continue our campaigns against senseless pigeon shoots and banning traveling animals acts in our state. And, we aim to further protect dogs by establishing standards for outdoor shelter as well as to giving dogs and cats used in research a chance at retirement in loving homes.
You will get a chance to meet several brave puppy mill survivors: Happy Boy, Vivian, Hulu, and Sara. A couple of canine favorites from last year, Libre, Bulmers and Aladdin, will be there too. New to our agenda this year are K-9’s Silver and Elou with the Bethlehem and Chichester police departments State Farm Arson Dog Program, respectively.
Pennsylvania State Director