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!
Thank Representative Dave Reed for his support of HB 869
Rep. Dave Reed, House Majority Leader
District phone: (724) 465-0220
Capitol phone: (717) 705-7173
Ask Representative Mike Turzai to bring the bill up for vote
Rep. Mike Turzai, House Speaker
District phone: (412) 369-2230
Capitol phone: (717) 772-9943
Please call or email (calls are best!) your state Representative, as well as our House leaders, and ask them to support HB 869 and run the bill on November 14!
A Rally for HB 869 will be held on the Capitol steps in Harrisburg on November 14, 10 AM to 1 PM, to show support for our animals.
Animal advocates are a powerful voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. Help pass this bill to secure a positive, significant impact on the protection of animals in the state of Pennsylvania.