HB 869, which rolls up a couple important animal cruelty efforts to help horses and increase penalties for torture and extreme animal abuse would seem to be an easy win. But somehow it was killed by the NRA over their great desire to protect pigeon shoots. The only problem is this bill had nothing to do with pigeon shoots. But in their paranoia they killed a pet and horse bill to appease their diminishing base of faux sportsmen, who think shooting boxed birds is fair chase. You and I and real sportsmen and women know this is disgusting sham.
There is a renewed effort to pass HB 869 and Humane Pennsylvania will be keeping you up to date and letting you know how you can help.
Until then, take a gander at how a group based in suburban Virginia can walk into our legislature in Harrisburg and derail a bi-partisan cruelty bill supported by a supermajority of our elected officials in both parties, and even the Farm Bureau and the AKC. Then, when you’ve swallowed the vomit in your mouth, get ready to take action.