6/24/19 – Victoria’s Law (Senate Bill 44)

VIDEO: Senator Tom Killion talks about Senate Bill 44, also known as Victoria’s Law, with Lesley Nicol, actress from the Downton Abbey television series and longtime animal advocate. The legislation would prohibit the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores throughout Pennsylvania, unless sourced from shelters and rescues. This bill would also require advertisers to include license numbers on their advertisements.

Victoria is a German Shepherd who was rescued from a Pennsylvania puppy mill after 10 years of breeding. She is now paralyzed as a result of a genetic, neurological disorder called Degenerative Myelopathy, a disease she passed down to the estimated 150-200 puppies she produced while at the puppy mill.