Governor Wolf Invites Public to Attend Animal Protection Overhaul Bill Signing Animal Welfare, Bill Signing, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf encouraged members of the public to attend a celebration and bill signing for HB 1238, the animal protection and abuse overhaul that updates and clarifies the existing animals abuse statutes and increases the penalties for abusing animals. The event will begin June 28 at 12:30 PM with a special canine advocate “meet and greet” with the official bill signing to follow at 1:00 PM and will take place on the lawn outside the Capitol Building at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Walnut Street.“Tomorrow is an opportunity for all Pennsylvanians, and animal-lovers everywhere, to celebrate as we officially overhaul the outdated animal abuse laws in the commonwealth,” said Governor Wolf. “This landmark legislation made it to my desk in large part to the dedication and hard work of the public and I truly hope to see every supporter out for the rally.”Starting at 12:30 PM, several special canine advocate guests will be available to mingle with throughout the celebration. Attendees will be able to meet and interact with the following dogs representing the rescue and abuse components of HB 1238:Libre, the rescued dog and canine lobbyist who inspired Libre’s Law;Aladdin, a rescued dog who now serves as a certified therapy and crisis response dog and is a nationally known ambassador for anti-animal cruelty efforts;Cranberry, an abused dog left for dead, now an ambassador for the abused and neglected;Summit, a dog that lost a leg due to cruelty and ambassador for anti-animal cruelty efforts;Bulmers, Representative Frank Farry’s civic-minded pup, the “PA Capitol Dog”The overhaul bill includes:Mandatory Forfeiture, requires that after an animal abuser is convicted, the victims of that abuse will be forfeited to an animal shelterLibre’s Law, increased penalties for heinous animal abuseCordelia’s Law, added protections for horsesTethering stipulationsCivil immunity provided for veterinarians, veterinary technicians and humane society police officers to prevent frivolous lawsuits against these professionals when reporting animal cruelty in good faith June 27, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Just in case you’re looking for some alternative tips for what you should do on this lovely Valentine’s Day, Valve Software, makers of games like Half-Life, Team Fortress 2, and Portal, has some romantic advice for you on this very special day: nothing says “I love you” like a pre-order of Portal 2 in your Valentine’s name. They even put together this handy video from Aperture geek-cetera to prove the point. So before you go out and buy your sweetheart a giant diamond or a bouquet of flowers, it might make sense for you to watch this and remember it. In all seriousness though, the video is a spoof designed to point out that Valve is taking pre-orders for Portal 2, the upcoming sci-fi thriller sequel to the highly acclaimed original. Pre-orders opened this morning, and Valve decided this was a great way to make sure everyone knew how important the day was: and that no one forgot this was Valentine’s Day. Hit the jump to see the full, hilarious video.
The cadre of gamers that get their video game fix solely from the Xbox 360 have reason to rejoice today, as Bethesda has released the trailer for its Dawnguard expansion for Skyrim. Like many past DLC releases for super popular gaming titles, Dawnguard is going to be an Xbox 360 exclusive for a period of time this summer. Other platforms will get it eventually, but you’ll have to play on Xbox 360 to get it first.From the looks of the trailer, players will get the choice to either join a group of flesh-eating demons or the Dawnguard (read bad guys vs. good guys) in this Skyrim addon. Gathering clues from the video’s narration, the DLC pack is going to add a whole storyline to the already massive adventure, allowing you to undertake new quests to save the world from the demons, or to help the monstrous horde acquire the Elder Scrolls.Right now, there’s no word on how long Xbox gamers are going to have a leg up on their PC brethren, but it’s likely the time period is going to be short since Bethesda knows that a large portion of its customer base play the game on souped-up gaming rigs to get the best visual experience possible.The word on the street is that the DLC is going to cost 1600 points on Microsoft Live, which translates to about $20.00 in real world money. With a DLC addon costing that much, it’s good to see that it looks to be a meaty addition the Skyrim universe.PC gamers — stay strong! I know we can’t wait to get our hands on this, but it’ll happen soon enough.via Rock, Paper, Shotgun.