Podcast 34: Bella’s Bill with Stephen Wells

Ready for another podcast? This one is pretty close to our heart.



Bella was an 11-year-old shepherd mix whose owner brutally beat her to death in 2016. Sadly, her owner only received four months in county jail for the heinous crime. Bella’s story is an example of the many ways in which New York state’s animal cruelty laws are severely outdated. Stephen Wells, Executive Director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), speaks with Loni Edwards, the founder of The Dog Agency and PetInsider, about the current status of animal cruelty laws in the US, the ALDF’s plans for changing the laws in New York, and how listeners can help get Bella’s bill passed.


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Steph Wasser

Steph has lived in NYC for 7 years, and knows all the best neighborhoods for dog watching. Currently, she's a mom to 15 plants and one sweet dog. She firmly believes there is nothing better in life than a wet snout.

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