Sunday, April 13, 2008

Massachusetts legislator pushes two new animal laws

Posted Apr 08, 2008 @ 10:12 PM

BOSTON - A local legislator and her dog went to the State House yesterday to rally support for bills protecting animals from violent domestic disputes and compensate the owners for their pain and suffering.

State Rep. Jennifer Callahan, D-Sutton, accompanied by Bailey, her yellow Labrador retriever, spoke about two of her proposals yesterday as part of Animal Lobby Day, hosted by the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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As part of her pitch to fellow legislators, Callahan cited the statistics behind - and the growing number of states permitting - protective orders for companion animals. For more on what is suddenly (and happily) becoming the flavor of the day in bipartisan legislation, see the posts from Friday April 4th and Monday March 31st below...

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