Local Animal Rights Advocates Head to Albany for Humane Lobby Day

By Julia Rose

Published 04/09 2014 06:27PM

Updated 04/09 2014 06:28PM

A big day Wednesday for the local animal rights group Lainey’s Army. About fifty members met early Wednesday morning to board their bus headed to Albany for Humane Lobby Day.
They spent the day meeting with lawmakers to push for a change in animal cruelty laws. They focused specifically on the Consolidated Animal Crimes Bill. The bill would move the current laws from Agriculture and Market Codes to the Penal Codes, making animal abuse cases easier to prosecute.
Members of Lainey’s Army say they're hoping to spread their message from the Mohawk Valley to Albany.
"Basically, it's a meet and greet and just to present our case and to try and find out what our legislators and their staffers feel about these bills,” said Patricia Dobson, a member of Lainey’s Army.
"I hope that the laws will get stronger about the animals getting abused and I hope more people will realize that this is wrong,” said 11-year-old Colby Germond, another member of the group.
This is the largest group the area has ever had traveling to Albany for Humane Lobby Day.

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