Keep The Animals Alive: Keep HB 869 Alive!
So much is at stake now for the animals of Pennsylvania. HB 869 is the most comprehensive animal protection bill in the history of PA, according to Governor Wolf. While the bill unanimously passed the Senate, opposition prevented a vote in the full House of Representatives. We need your support — now more than ever — to encourage House Leadership to run HB 869 on November 14!
HB 869 has the power to have convicted animal abusers forfeit custody of their pets. The bill includes amendment SB 1372, Libre’s Law, which will increase penalties for heinous acts of animal cruelty. It also includes SB 294, Cordelia’s Law, which will add protection for horses and an anti-tethering legislation that would limit the time an animal can be tied up outside and in extreme weather.
Despite a majority of support in the House, opposition prevented a vote on HB 869. The Senate voted to move this legislation forward, but we must continue our staunch efforts to keep it moving through the House.
It’s imperative for EVERYONE to contact their state representatives and ask them to encourage House leadership to run the bill on November 14!