Subscribe to E-Newsletter October 16, 2014

Dear Friend –

Senator Dinniman with his poodle, Henry (right) and Lucky (left), a dog rescued by one of his staff members from a local animal shelter.
Senator Dinniman with his poodle, Henry (right) and Lucky (left), a dog rescued by one of his staff members from a local animal shelter.  

Given your interest in protecting pets and animals, I wanted to let you know that yesterday my Senate colleagues and I voted to approve legislation banning pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania.

House Bill 1750 prohibits the use of dogs, cats, other live animals and fowl as targets in a trap shoot or block shoot. It also closes a loophole in food safety laws that allowed the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption. You can see how individual senators voted here.

The passage of this legislation in the Senate marks the closest we have ever come to putting an end to pigeon shoots in the Commonwealth. We have been trying to ban this cruel and barbaric practice for years, and now I need your help to push the bill across the final hurdle.

House Bill 1750 is back before the House for concurrence to amendments made in the Senate. The House is only returning to session for one more day (Monday, October 20) before the end of this legislative session, so it is vital that lawmakers act on this bill now! I urge you to contact your state representative immediately and let them know of your strong support for this legislation. If you do not know who your representative is, you can find out here.

Thank you for your hard work and continued support on behalf of our pets and animals.


Andy Dinniman
State Senator - 19th District


Offices of State Senator Andy Dinniman


District Office
One North Church Street
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: 610.692.2112
Fax: 610.436.1721
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Harrisburg Office
Senate Box 203019
183 Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3019
Phone: 717.787.5709
Fax: 717.787.4384

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