Bill would ban some dog, cat, rabbit sales at Pennsylvania pet stores


HE WAS RESPONDING TO AN EARLY MORNING FIRE WHEN THE BUILDING WHEN THE BUILDING HE WAS IN , COLLAPSED. WILLIAMSON WAS A 27-YEAR VETERAN WITH THE PHILADELPHIA FIRE DEPARTMENT. HIS FUNERAL IS NOW SET FOR MONDAY. LORI: HAPPENING TODAY IN HARRISBURG. ADVOCATES ARE GATHERING TO CALL FOR SUPPORT OF THE BILL KNOWN AS “VICTORIA’S LAW.” THIS LEGISLATION WOULD WOULD END THE SALE OF DOGS, CATS, AND RABBITS IN PET STORES ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA. INSTEAD, IT WO

Advocates push for bill that would ban some dog, cat, rabbit sales at pet stores in Pennsylvania

Advocates will rally at the Pennsylvania Capitol Tuesday to support a bill known as Victoria’s Law.The legislation would end the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores across Pennsylvania.Instead, the law would only permit the adoption of rescue animals through pet store partnerships.Victoria’s Law would also require kennel licensing transparency on all dog sale advertising.The rally is scheduled for 1 pm Tuesday.Victoria’s law backgroundThe proposed law is named for Victoria, a German Shepherd rescued from a Pennsylvania puppy mill after 10 years of breeding. The dog was paralyzed because of a genetic and neurological disorder called Degenerative Myelopathy. She passed the same disease on 150 to 200 puppies she produced at the puppy mill, according to a blog posted at Pasenategop.com.The bill is sponsored by Pennsylvania State Sen. Kirsten Phillips-Hill, a Republican representing York County.

Advocates will rally at the Pennsylvania Capitol Tuesday to support a bill known as Victoria’s Law.

The legislation would end the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores across Pennsylvania.

Instead, the law would only permit the adoption of rescue animals through pet store partnerships.

Victoria’s Law would also require kennel licensing transparency on all dog sale advertising.

The rally is scheduled for 1 pm Tuesday.

Victoria’s Law background

The proposed law is named for Victoria, a German Shepherd rescued from a Pennsylvania puppy mill after 10 years of breeding.

The dog was paralyzed because of a genetic and neurological disorder called Degenerative Myelopathy. She passed the same disease on 150 to 200 puppies she produced at the puppy mill, according to a blog posted at Pasenategop.com.

The bill is sponsored by Pennsylvania State Sen. Kirsten Phillips-Hill, a Republican representing York County.

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