The Last Meow

The Last Meow is dedicated to all the pets who died or became seriously ill due to the Menu Foods Pet Food Recall, and the fur siblings they left behind.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bear-Bear's Bill

Maryland has two bills in the legislature that should protect pets.

H.B. 294 (pdf), known as "Bear-Bear's Bill," would create a new offense of shooting an animal (legal hunting is excluded) or otherwise injuring an animal with a weapon. It would also increase the penalty for "inflicting unnecessary suffering or pain on an animal" (as in the case of Phoenix, the dog who was set on fire). Sen. John Astle (D-Anne Arundel) has introduced a companion bill, S.B. 425 (pdf), in the state senate.

Now if only other states would get serious about protecting our pets.

1 comment:

KnottedFingers said...

Wow way to go Maryland I wish other states were as serious as Maryland is about protecting pets!

Around here Halloween is a bad bad time for Orange and Black kitties :(