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Penny Conly Ellison. Penny Conly Ellison.

Pennsylvania legislators are coming together to take one more step in the direction of protecting dogs used for commercial breeding purposes and also protecting consumers from purchasing sick or genetically defective dogs. Senate Bill 44, nicknamed Victoria’s Law after a German Shepherd dog who was bred for 10 years by a commercial breeder despite carrying a genetic defect she likely passed on to dozens of puppies has a long and bipartisan list of co-sponsors. It seems that the time may finally have come for a statewide ban on the sale of commercially bred puppies in retail stores. Victoria’s Law covers not only puppies but also cats and rabbits.


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