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Author Archives: Rachel Sekine-Tenny

Author Archives: Rachel Sekine-Tenny

Pittsburgh’s Bullhook Ban

In December of 2017, Pittsburgh City Council voted to ban the use of bullhooks, electric prods, shocking devices, hacksaws, and other instruments capable of inflicting pain, intimidating, or threating pain for the purpose of training or controlling wild or exotic animals, including elephants, lions, tigers, bears, monkeys, and camels, in the city of Pittsburgh.  Each […]

New Animal Protection Statute: Act 10

As of August 28, 2017, Pennsylvania has a new animal protection statute, Act 10. Signed into law on June 29, 2017, Act 10 represents the first major change to Pennsylvania’s animal cruelty laws in nearly thirty years. Act 10 garnished strong support from the Pennsylvania legislature after the story of a rescued dog named Libre […]

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