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PA HB 2525 – Rep Art Hershey makes bad call

Posted by smallspark on July 4, 2008

For Shame on you, Art Hershey -Chester Countey (R) on submitting PA HB 2525 Ammendment A08348 “…which seeks to add “dishwasher” to the list of unlawful and/or unsuitable housing for a dog in the Commonwealth.” This seemingly pokes “fun” at the PA puppy mill law advocates and certainly won’t help it pass. In fact, the PA puppy mill bill actually may not pass – again…unless people speak up to their reps.

I found myself confused and more than a little pissed when I went to his website and found, front and center, a banner on “Tips to keep your pets healthy this summer” with a cute little doggie on it. Are dogs pets or livestock to you, Rep. Hershey? I hope you re-adjust your wit.

Ammendment A08348 seemingly references an anti-puppy mill billboard put up by Main Line Rescue on how the size of their cage is equitable to the size of a dishwasher.

Main Line Rescue's Anti-Puppy Mill Billboard

Main Line Rescue\

Living in the heart area of this issue, Art Hershey’s response shows exactly why basic standard of animal care needs to be passed into law since he apparently takes the entire concept of respect to animals as a joke and is just playing with our tax dollars.

Way to go, Art for being a shining example of why other people need to step in and stop your district from abusing animals, instead of you taking responsibility for their welfare as you should.

For more information:
‘PA Bill in Danger’ article

PA Puppy Mill Watch for latest updates

Main Line Rescue, Puppy Mills and Oprah

Oprah and Lisa Ling Investigate the Hidden World of Puppy Mills

Info Related to Puppy Mills – PA Cash Crop

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6 Responses to “PA HB 2525 – Rep Art Hershey makes bad call”

  1. Max Woodward said

    Hershey should be ashamed, of himself, I hope all dog lovers in his district remember this amendment when he runs for reelection

  2. Melissa said

    This is shameful and disgusting – no legislator should have ANY reason to not support this 100%. I just write my rep a letter (he, unfortunately, voted against it. Starting tomorrow, I am distributing this info to everyone at my work and making sure everyone calls their reps. I’ve got nothing but tons of time and a LOT of passion about this issue and I am making it my mission to see that my rep is voted out. I know LOTS of non-“animal people” and they all support this bill completely.

  3. Wiley Coyote said

    This redneck is not up for re-election thank God!!!

  4. cheryl said

    I’d highly recommend desecrating this man’s grave with piles of dog shit one day. He doesn’t have long on this planet. Let’s hope he faces a difficult, long, painful death via the laws of karma.

    These are the people behind deliberately cruelty to animals. They need to be severely punished and ostracized from our communities. Chances are if they’re cruel to animals they are just as capable of causing great suffering to human beings with their corrupt, sick politics.

  5. Tom Hickey Sr said

    You can sign a petition in support of these bills and contact your PA legislators directly through this site: http://savingpuppies.com

  6. Kay said

    In spite of this idiotic “representative” (and I use the term loosely), I am happy to report that Bill 2525 DID pass and overwhelmingly so!

    I used to live in PA and the announcement regarding the Bill was forwarded to me. When this insensitive clod does come up for re-election, I hope the good people of PA will remember this incident and send him packing back to the log that he apparently crawled out from under. You need and deserve better representation.

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