Good Things Come To Those Who Wait – So Long As They Outwork The Devils While They Wait

Humane PA

Guest blog by Senator Roy Afflerbach, Ret.Powerful4

Thanks to patient, steadfast, relentless repetition and perseverance by animal advocates during the 2013/14 Pennsylvania legislative session, more than two-dozen bills favorable to animals were introduced. One of the strongest bills passed this session provides for the cost of care for animals rescued from cruelty and it was signed into law.  Two others affecting the protection of police dogs also passed.  Two more bills,  the bill to end live pigeon shoots and the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption as well as the animal fighting paraphernalia bill made it to the final steps and were almost voted on before the end of October, and every bill that negatively affected animals except one has died. This has been no easy task.

Some may ask, why haven’t more bills passed? Why is it taking so long? What is the legislature doing?

These are not uncommon questions as…

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