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Cowardice Plagues Pa. House of Representatives

By at October 23, 2014 | 5:22 pm | 0 Comment

Cowardice Plagues Pa. House of Representatives

The Institute for Legislative Action of the National Rifle Association (NRA-ILA) gives politicians Defender of Freedom awards. The award, accompanied by a glowing press release, has little to do with freedom; it has everything to do with legislators advancing the NRA agenda. Usually, the award goes to someone who managed, sometimes against great odds, to […]

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Pennsylvania’s Politics of Virtue

By at October 18, 2014 | 12:03 pm | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania’s Politics of Virtue

The Pennsylvania Senate, possibly for the first time in its history, stood up against the NRA leadership and extreme gun-rights groups, and voted to ban pigeon shoots. The senators correctly called the ban a matter not of gun rights but of eliminating animal cruelty. The International Olympic Committee in 1900 banned pigeon shoots because of […]

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The Politics of Animal Cruelty

By at September 30, 2014 | 9:28 am | 0 Comment

The Politics of Animal Cruelty

Pennsylvanians can still butcher, braise, and broil their pet cats and dogs because a murky mixture of politics has left a critical bill on the table in the state senate. Residents may also continue to use cats, dogs, and other animals as targets for what some erroneously call “sporting events.” Although there are no documented […]

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Pennsylvania Legislators Shoot Down Pigeons—Again

By at December 17, 2011 | 11:48 am | 3 Comments

Pennsylvania Legislators Shoot Down Pigeons—Again

If the first year gross anatomy class at the Penn State Hershey medical school needs spare body parts to study, they can visit the cloak room of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. That’s where most of the legislators left their spines. The House voted 124–69, Dec. 13, to send an animal welfare bill back to […]

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