H.B. 2524 has passed the House of Representatives and is headed for the State Senate! The law would put stricker standards upon commercial breeding kennels and puppy mills. Last month's shooting of 80 dogs at a Puppy Mill in Berks County Pennsylvania has given headway to the bill. The Puppy Mills owned by Elmer and son Ammon Zimmerman were being investigated for unfit cages, living conditions, and the dog inspectors wanted the dogs checked for flea infestations by a Veternarian. He and his son later shot all 80 dogs, to avoid being prosecuted.
We are allowed to shot our own dogs here in Pennsylvania, it's legal! But I'm sure the majority of Pennsylvanians are appalled at this mass dog murder destruction! They were bred in the Puppy Mill, and murdered there how horrible is that! No quality of life, no love, kisses or arms to hold them! I can't fathom a person can be so cruel without feeling. The laws need to be changed, and the laws can't come soon enough for these sweet innocent dogs! As a lifelong Pennsylvanian, I'm sad to know we are known as the Puppy Mill capital of the world. We need to change that perception, because there're so many, many animal lovers in Pennsylvania.
Here is what you can do:
1. Sign the Saving Puppies.com Petition, to stop Puppy Mill abuse.
2.Oprah has a link on her site: Urge Pennsylvania Legislators To Stop Puppy Mills. where we can write or email our Legislators here to vote for the H.B. 2525 bill.
3. Adopt a dog or cat from your local animal shelter, or trusted breeder!
4. Spread the word about Pennsylvania Puppy Mills, and Bill H.B. 2525!
5. Support your local Humane Society or The Humane Society of the United States.
Have you kissed and loved your animals today!
Photo Credit: The Humane Society of the United States.