Monday, September 20, 2010

Don't protect puppy mills--All Pa readers

Don't Protect Puppy Mills--Call Your Senator Now!
by Amber Lynn Raup on Monday, September 20, 2010 at 11:07am

All Pa members please call Senator Greenleaf and ask him to vote no on this bill. His phone # is

(717) 787-6599

Thanks for not protecting puppy mills.

Dear Pennsylvania Animal Advocates,

This morning (Monday, Sept. 20), the PA Senate Agriculture Committee will vote on House Bill 511, legislation to protect factory farms and puppy mills. This harmful legislation has already passed the PA House, so making an immediate phone call to your state senator is especially critical!

HB 511 would criminalize trespass that compromises the “biosecurity” of any farm or animal confinement facility. In reality, it would be a crime, subject to harsh punishment, merely to enter such a property and “damage” a plant. Under current law, trespass for much more sinister purposes such as "terrorizing" the property owner is subject to far less severe punishment.

The thinly disguised purpose of this proposed law is to chill advocacy efforts on behalf of the farm and companion animals confined on Pennsylvania’s factory farms and puppy mills.

What You Can Do If your state senator is an Agriculture Committee member, please call to urge him or her to vote “no” on HB 511—and if your state senator is not a committee member, please call to urge him or her to speak to committee members this morning to request that they vote “no” on HB 511.

Visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center to find out which senators are on the committee and to find your state senator’s number.

Thank you, Pennsylvania, for speaking up for animals.

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