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 . 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.”
The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated most effective by our peers. For 60 years, we have celebrated the protection of all animals online casino and confronted all forms of cruelty. We are the nation’s largest provider of hands-on services for animals, caring for more than 100,000 animals each year, and we prevent cruelty to millions more through our advocacy campaigns. Read more about our 60 years of transformational change for animals, and visit us online at humanesociety.org.