Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Puppy Mill Problems

READER POLL

Is Pennsylvania’s 2008 law aimed at shutting down puppy mills strong enough?

Yes, Gov. Rendell worked with animal-rights folks to get it right
 
  29 (13.5%)
No, too many pet operations are still mistreating animals
 
  105 (48.8%)
Yes, law is adequate, but Corbett administration isn't enforcing it
 
  62 (28.8%)
No, stronger law would make up for enforcement lapses
 
  64 (29.8%)
Total votes = 215
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Puppy-mill law debate turned into dog fight


Letters to the Editor
ISSUE | GRAHAM SPANIER Academic's legacy disparaged unfairly In an effort to condemn a lack of financial discipline at Pennsylvania educational institutions, The Inquirer's editorial on education salaries gave readers a misleading picture of former Pennsylvania State University president Dr. Graham Spanier's compensation package ("Educational look at school payrolls," June 14).
CAN THE DNA of a school system by altered permanently? For decades, the accepted wisdom in the nature v. nurture debate held that our brains are fully formed at birth, that our DNA cannot be changed. But recent research has shown that trauma, especially in early childhood, can effect changes not only in the DNA of the victim but in that of subsequent generations.