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Law to Protect Dogs, Cats and Pigeons Fails To Get Vote in Pennsylvania

After more than a two-decade battle in and out of the legislature and major momentum among animal advocates, the House of Representatives refused to vote on HB 1750, which would ban live pigeon shoots and the sale of dog and cat meat in the state. This legislation passed the Senate Judiciary committee in June and passed the Senate by a vote of 36 to 12 last week. Wayne Pacelle, CEO of The Humane Society of the United States issued the following statement:

“It’s very disappointing that it’s still legal in Pennsylvania to use live animals as targets for  entertainment and kill and sell our beloved companion animals for food. But the fight is not over. The HSUS, along with the lawmakers who have tirelessly fought to ban live pigeon shoots and the sale of dog and cat meat, will continue to stand strong for what’s right.”

Media Contacts: Cheylin Parker, 240-599-6848, cparker@humanesociety.org