A bill to crack down on puppy mills was introduced in Pennsylvania in early 2008. Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell even asked for Oprah Show viewers' help in getting it passed, and more than 200,000 pledged support online. Unfortunately, the legislation stalled without passing before the end of the legislative session.
The good news is that the legislation—House Bill 2525—was recently reintroduced. Because of public support, it passed in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. It is currently up for a vote in the Pennsylvania Senate.
Bill says H.B. 2525 will strengthen laws in Pennsylvania to increase cage size and require veterinary care. "[And] they'll no longer be able to shoot these animals," Bill says. "Perhaps that tragedy in Berks County would have been avoided."
On October 8, 2008, thanks to your help, H.B. 2525 passed the Pennsylvania Legislature and will become law!