THREE CHEERS for Pennsylvania!
Three cheers for the governor of Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell, who recently proposed changes in kennel laws which would make them the strongest in the entire country. He wants to eliminate wire-floor cages and eliminate at-home medical procedures and ban anyone convicted of animal cruelty from holding a kennel license. He is pushing to improve conditions for dogs in 2,600 commercial kennels statewide. The most significant changes would be larger cage sizes with exercise runs and veterinary care requirements. He is also proposing increased fines and would ban stacking cages and wire-floor cages which cause significant health problems. The bill also requires that old or sick animals be euthanized only by veterinarians. Sadly, it's legal in PA to destroy a dog by shooting it.
Sickened by puppy mills which were largely overlooked for many years, he fired all the members of the Dog Law Advisory Board, hired more kennel inspection staff, a new deputy secretary, and a special prosecutor in the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement....in addition to the sweeping kennel regulations he is proposing.
Three Cheers for my Governor!! The photos are my favorite "under the tree" pictures, my cats "Sassy" and "Lily".
posted by Daisylouu at 12/24/2007 09:43:00 AM