Three pieces of legislation are now in Pennsylvania state house committees that would protect dogs and cats that are sold or used for medical experiments. Modeled after the successful “Beagle Bills” that were passed in Virginia this year, the measures would restrict the import and sale of animals from kennels and dealers who have serious or multiple citations under the federal Animal Welfare Act. They would also enhance animal adoption if the animals can be adopted as well as close loopholes in Pennsylvania’s animal cruelty law. The bills were introduced by Rep. Ryan Bizzarro of Erie.