Animal rights activists from throughout Pennsylvania gathered for Victoria’s regulation within the state capital

HARRISBURG, PA: Animal rights activists from throughout Pennsylvania gathered to point out their help for SB234 and HB1299 – each additionally known as “Victoria’s Regulation” – Tuesday within the Essential Rotunda on the Pennsylvania State Capitol.

Victoria’s Regulation has sturdy bipartisan help from each residents and legislators. But it has nonetheless stalled within the PA Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Lisa Baker (PA District 20), and the PA Home Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee chaired by Consultant Dan Moul (District 91).

Victoria’s Regulation is known as after Victoria, a German Shepherd who has produced 150+ puppies by means of 18 litters in ten years on a pet mill in Pennsylvania. Victoria had an incurable, genetic, neurological situation referred to as Degenerative Myelopathy, which she doubtlessly handed on to her 150+ puppies. In February 2019, simply sixteen months after her rescue, Victoria needed to be killed humanely by her adoptive household because of the growth of her sickness.

Occasion speaker, veterinarian Dr. Beth Mehaffey, mentioned: “So many occasions these animals are available in in the event that they had been sick earlier than they had been purchased and we might attempt to save their lives. Simply as typically, the sick got here proper after they had been purchased as a result of they had been uncovered “both within the pet retailer or on the farm the place they’re bred. Then they get sick and that turns into the issue for the one that has now purchased this canine.”

Particular company included canine rescued from PA’s pet mills – Rochelle (Bernese Mountain Canine), Peach (Mini-Australian Shepherd), Otis (Pug) and Ellie (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel). The occasion ended with a vigil in reminiscence of Victoria and in honor of the various different canine, cats and rabbits who’ve lived and live a lifetime of producing accompanying pets for the good thing about the pet commerce trade.

Victoria’s Regulation (SB234 and HB1299) would finish the sale of canine, cats and rabbits in pet shops throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It could solely enable the adoption of rescue animals by means of pet trafficking partnerships and require kennel license transparency on all canine gross sales promoting.

For extra data on Victoria’s Regulation, go to: www.victoriaslaw.org and signal the petition in help of the regulation: https://www.change.org/p/pennsylvania-bring-victoria-s-law-to-a -stemme

Audio system on the occasion had been:

Stephanie Curson – Revolution Philadelphia member and occasion organizer

Grace Kelly Herbert – President and co-founder of Discovering Shelter Animal Rescue and Victoria’s “mom”.

Dr. Beth Mehaffey – Proprietor / Veterinarian, Pennridge Animal Hospital in Bucks County and Founding father of Harley’s Haven Canine Rescue

Officer Brian Carroll – Erie County Humane Society, Erie County PA

Kelly Craig – Proprietor and authorized coach at The Distinguished Canine

Reagan and Tucker Robb – Chester County youth whose household adopted puppies from pet mills

Alyssa Levito – PA teenager who selected Victoria’s Regulation as her Woman Scout mission

Suzanne Gonzalez – Adoptive father or mother of canine rescued from PA farm and occasion organizer

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