Pennsylvania Ranked “Most Improved” for Animal Protection Thanks to Libre’s Law

Pennsylvania was recently ranked “most improved” for Animal Protection Laws by two national organizations – the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Humane Society. This achievement is being attributed to the landmark animal protection legislation signed by Governor Wolf this past summer.

Lancaster Online reported:

“The Humane Society of the United States and the Animal Legal Defense Fund both have reported that Act 10 of 2017 — an animal abuse overhaul package signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf last June — has raised Pennsylvania’s standings in a nationwide tally of legal protections for animals.”

Included in this package of bills was Libre’s Law, named after a Boston Terrier whose story of abuse and recovery captured the hearts of Pennsylvanians. The legislation includes restrictions on tethering and greater penalties for animal cruelty convictions.

Governor Wolf remains committed to protecting animals across the Commonwealth and holding those who harm them accountable. He said, “Recognition of Pennsylvania’s efforts by the Humane Society and Animal Legal Defense Fund confirms that my administration, our General Assembly, and strong advocates worked well together to establish laws that protect the pets and animals we love and whose care we have been entrusted with.”