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PA Puppy Mill Bill Senate going off course plus Oprah show update TODAY (kz)

Posted by smallspark on September 25, 2008

The Senate today made amendments and is (more or less) nullifying MAJOR parts of the PA HB2525 bill the House passed with flying colors. PLEASE don’t let them.

PLEASE go to and let them know you DO consider this important.

The House got a lot of pressure and knows we care. The Senate hasn’t had as much exposure to people’s opinions. Let’s make them aware their constituents care, and have an opinion, please.

And OPRAH is back on the subject and she is having another puppy mill show on Sept 25th.
Watch the show and understand what the fuss is all about on this issue.

Please pass this on.

Sources: CBS 3
North Penn Puppy Mill Watch
Main Line Animal Rescue


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TODAY Puppy Mill Rally in Harrisburg – Noon to 2 pm

Posted by smallspark on September 16, 2008


WHAT: Rally to support higher standards for the state’s commercial dog kennels WHEN: Noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Soldiers and Sailors Grove, Commonwealth Avenue and North Drive at the Capitol Complex

SPEAKERS: ASPCA investigator Annemarie Lucas, who appears on Animal Planet’s “Animal Precinct” TV show;
Bill Smith, the founder of Mainline Animal Rescue, who recently appeared on an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” devoted to conditions in some of Pennsylvania’s dog kennels; Jana Kohl, author of “A Rare Breed of Love,” about Baby, her three-legged dog, which survived a kennel she calls a puppy mill.

To RSVP ASPCA just wants to know how many people are coming

ps. sorry for the late notice

Puppy Mill Awareness Day Sept 20th – A preview of this Lancaster county event is written up quite nicely on dogster.

You can also get info on the event (and more) straight from the site:

———Reprint from (sister site)

If you’ve seen the Oprah show on this subject, maybe you understand how important, though minor, this law will be for those constantly pregnant animals forced to live their ENTIRE life in an open, small, wire-floored cage outside with no vet care. The endless rounds of puppies go to stores while Mama suffers.

“Among other essential changes, this bill would double the cage space required for dogs, mandate regular veterinary care, prohibit the stacking of cages, ban wire cage flooring and require that dogs have continuous access to clean water.”

“Passage of HB 2525 is vital if Pennsylvania is to improve conditions for dogs kept in commercial kennels and put an end to the state’s reputation as the “Puppy Mill Capital of the East.”

For more specific info, and to know exactly who to call, please go to the ASPCA website link below.

*Info in “” re-posted from ASPCA website.

Please call!

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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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