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In the News: Libre’s Law Earns Pennsylvania “Most Improved” Status Regarding Animal Protection

Kozloff Stoudt Attorneys’ team of injury lawyers serving the Reading, PA area, want to make residents aware of the legal proceedings happening in their state. Continue below to learn about how the recently implemented Libre’s Law (Pennsylvania House Bill 1238) has earned the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania the rank of “Most Improved” when it comes to Animal Protection Laws.

Both the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Humane Society of the United States declared that Act 10 of 2017 has vastly improved Pennsylvania’s standing in a nationwide poll in regards to legal protection for animals. Act 10 is an animal abuse overhaul package that Governor Tom Wolf signed last June, including Libre’s Law.

The bill was named after a Boston Terrier in the area whose story of abuse and subsequent recovery captured the hearts of Pennsylvania residents. The community clamored for harsher penalties in regards to animal abuse, and their voice was heard, helping pass this new legislation.

The legislation placed restrictions on tethering animals outside in regards to duration and temperature, as well as implementing more severe penalties for animal cruelty convictions. It also took away restrictions that prevented you from stepping on someone else’s property and acting upon witnessing animal abuse. Now, you can call the appropriate authorities to act on your behalf if you see an animal in distress.

Our team here at Kozloff Stoudt Attorneys aims to provide each one of our clients with extensive legal services. To schedule a free consultation with our personal injury, auto accident or discrimination attorneys serving Philadelphia, give us a call at 610-370-6700 or fill out a contact form here on our website.

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