Thursday, August 21, 2014
Today I released the following statement regarding the
passage of the PAWS Act:
Senator Tarr’s Statement on the PAWS Act Being Signed into Law
Boston- Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) released the following statement today regarding Governor Patrick signing S.2345, An Act protecting animal welfare and safety, AKA the PAWS Act, into law. The bill was filed by Senator Tarr following several cases of animal abuse including the tragic death of Puppy Doe:
“The signing of the PAWS Act represents a victory for everyone who cares about animals in our state, and those who have worked tirelessly to champion this legislation. Now we have stronger penalties and a clear message that if you abuse an animal there will be serious consequences.
Puppy Doe and others have suffered from unthinkable brutality that never should have happened. Yet now, motivated by those cases, we have taken strong and continuing steps to prevent it from happening again.”