March 10, 2012
Governor Edward Rendell and animal activist Tom Hickey, Sr. sound off about whether quarterback Michael Vick deserves the second chance he’s been given, playing for the Philadelphia Eagles, after serving an 18-month prison sentence for his role in a dogfighting ring.
September 12, 2009
Click below to watch the Pennsylvania SPCA’s new public service announcement detailing the horrible abuse suffered by the victims of dog fighting.
August 23, 2009
Tonight, Tom Hickey was a guest on CN8′s “It’s Your Call With Lynn Doyle.” Tom was on to talk about the Eagles’ signing of Michael Vick and his letter to Jeff Lurie suggesting the Eagles match Vick’s salary with donations to dog rescues and shelters. Please watch the three segments of the show below:
September 17, 2008
Governor Rendell spoke to supporters of stronger laws against dog abuse during a rally at the State Capitol in Harrisburg earlier this week. He spoke about how important it is for all of us to make sure our senators know that we want them to do the right thing and pass House Bill 2525 without amendments. Watch the video of his remarks below and then please sign the petition and contact your senator:
August 22, 2008
Recently, kennel owners in Berks County, Pennsylvania shot and killed 80 dogs. Most of those dogs were completely healthy. The truly horrifying part of this story is that what they did is perfectly legal under existing law. Governor Rendell knows that this story demonstrates the urgent need to strengthen Pennsylvania’s laws to prevent this sort of cruelty to dogs and save their lives. Click below to watch the video of the Governor’s press conference calling for stronger dog abuse laws and then sign the petition to help pass those laws.