Help Make the Slaughter of Dogs and Cats for Human Consumption Illegal in Pennsylvania


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Thursday, June 26, 2014

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As of today, the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption is not illegal in Pennsylvania. But it soon could be with passage of HB 1750, sponsored by State Representative John Maher. Already passed by the House, this bill is expected to come up for a vote in the full Senate as early as tomorrow! So your action TODAY to ensure passage is urgent.

More good news: The Senate Judiciary Committee strengthened the bill to prohibit shooting animals that have been tethered or otherwise restrained immediately prior to shooting. Once through the Senate, the bill will have to return to the House so it can agree to the amendment.

What You Can Do:
Please call your senator and representative TODAY and ask them to VOTE FOR HB 1750, to correct this terrible oversight in Pennsylvania law that allows the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption, and to ensure that animals are not used for target practice.

Click here to find your legislators. You can then click on their names to be connected to their web pages, where you will find their phone numbers. Be sure to call them at their Harrisburg offices.

Please share this alert with your family, friends, and co-workers in Pennsylvania. Opponents of this bill think there is nothing wrong with using animals for target practice and they are already mounting a vigorous campaign to see the bill defeated.

As always, thank you for taking action on behalf of the animals!


Nancy Blaney
Senior Policy Advisor

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