Pennsylvania State Representative Gordon Denlinger recently introduced House Resolution 89 calling for a "study of the economic impact" of 2008's Act 119 amendments to the PA Dog Law. This Resolution was advanced by the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee and is currently scheduled for consideration on the House floor on Monday, March 14. This article by Laura Allen of the Animal Law Coalition gives more details on this obvious attempt to return to the "good old days" for commercial breeders.
Thanks to the calls, emails, and faxes from concerned animal advocates during the committee hearings, lawmakers were reminded that UAPM and like-minded organizations and individuals have not gone away. Despite this, HR89 was forwarded to the full House, so we must continue to make our voices heard! Here are some points that can be raised when communicating with legislators:
Please take a moment today to contact your state legislators and express your concerns about HR89!
Don't know who to call?
Go here and enter your zip code in the upper right corner to find out.
Thank you for caring about Pennsylvania's dogs! With your help, we can make a difference!
Township residents' voices carry weight at zoning hearings. Please follow these simple steps to make a difference in your township:
Contact us with questions. Please put "ZONING" in the subject line.
The recent zoning decision made in East Earl Township, Lancaster County, is extremely disappointing. (If unfamiliar, please read the article on our home page.)
We urge you to express your disapproval and outrage to the township by one or both of these methods today:
Thank you, you can make a difference!
United Against Puppy Mills now educates the dog-buying public through a toll free "tip line." Callers hear a two-minute pre-recorded message. Our goal is to increase awareness about puppy mills. We are asking for your assistance in putting this phone number in front of as many people as possible.
It's easy to do. Simply print and post the attached letter-sized sign (pdf format). Make copies as needed. (If possible, cut along the dotted lines to create tear-off tabs.) Public bulletin boards can be found in many places including grocery stores, pet supply stores, hardware stores, restaurants, college campuses, and community centers to name only a few. Always ask permission before posting it in a private business, for example, in a business near a pet store that sells dogs, in your vet's office, etc. Please check back and put up a new sign when the tabs have all been taken, or the sign has been removed.
Thank you for joining UAPM's efforts to end puppy mills as they currently exist. Progress is being made because of caring and compassionate people like you!