Hundreds rally in Pa. to stop gas chambers
Senator Andy Dinniman hosted the rally at Thorncroft Equestrian Center in support Daniel’s Law, a bill he sponsored.
“The dogs know gassing is wrong, and they’re barking it out! Now it’s time for us to give words to those barks,” Dinniman said.
Senate Bill 1329, would outlaw carbon monoxide gassing of animals in Pennsylvania and require licensing for “euthanasia technicians,” according to Patch.com. Dinniman’s bill would mandate the use of an injection of sodium pentobarbital or a derivative.
The bill is named after a five-year-old beagle who survived gassing at an Alabama animal shelter on Oct. 3.
Daniel has gone on to become the unofficial mascot for the movement across the nation aimed at ending the use of gas chambers.
Daniel was present at the rally on Sunday, along with Linda Schiller, one of Daniel’s rescuers and the president of Eleventh Hour Rescue, the New Jersey-based organization that’s now caring for him.
Dinniman encouraged community members to write, email and call their representatives to support the bill.
(Photo by Amanda Mahnke / Patch.com)
Posted by jwoestendiek November 15th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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