Pa. Animal Protection Caucus highlights legislative priorities

BY: - June 6, 2023

Members of the caucus have introduced legislation in both chambers aimed at furthering animal protection measures, including HB 508, which would ban cat declawing for nonmedical reasons, and a package of Senate bills known as Beagle Freedom Bills, which would increase oversight of kennels, breeders, and testing facilities.

U.S. Dina Titus, D-Nev., meeting with the White Coat Waste Project and Beesly, a beagle rescued from an animal testing lab by one of WCWs advisory board members in April, 2022. (Photo via The Nevada Current).

Animals should be treated with care, not cruelty | Opinion

BY: - January 18, 2023

The NIH should follow VA example and end cruel experiments on dogs.

The New Jersey Fish and Game Council unanimously approved reinstating the controversial bear hunt after human-bear interactions spiked. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Despite warnings from activists, New Jersey’s bear hunt likely is returning

BY: - November 16, 2022

'They have a right to live, and we do not have a right to take that life,' bear defender Brian Craine said.

Pig farming may evoke images like this, but the reality for most commercial pork production is very different. linephoto via Getty Images

What a Supreme Court fight over California’s animal welfare law means to the rest of us | Analysis

BY: - October 6, 2022

Pork producers are challenging rules requiring more humane practices for some meat and eggs sold in the Golden State.

How Pa. courts are handling cases of animal abuse | The Numbers Racket

BY: - July 27, 2020

Now, new data from PA Courts InfoShare, a monthly product of the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC), allows us to see the number of cases, statewide, by county and other information about animal abuse in Pennsylvania. 


Penn National, Pa.’s congressional delegation need to get behind this horseracing industry reform | Opinion

BY: - March 29, 2019

The horseracing industry leader must lend its muscle and voice to this important effort. And it must encourage Pa. lawmakers in Washington to do the same.


Making animals perform in public is inhumane and outdated. It’s time to fold up the circus tents for good | Opinion

BY: - March 29, 2019

This is not just an animal-cruelty issue, it's also a public safety issue.