Sep. 21, 2022

WHAT: Rep. Marci Mustello (R-Butler) will be joined by fellow lawmakers and animal advocates to discuss legislation, sponsored by Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset), to prohibit intentional balloon releases and raise awareness of the threat they pose to wildlife, livestock and companion animals.

WHO: Mustello, co-sponsor of the bill; Kristen Tullo, Humane Society of the United States; Tracie Young, Raven Ridge Wildlife Center, escorting a great horned owl, one of many species threatened by balloon litter; Rachel E. Metz, vice president of Animal Well-Being, Philadelphia Zoo; and Harold Daub, vice president and legislative chairman of United Bowhunters of Pennsylvania.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Atrium of Matthew J. Ryan Legislative Office Building, State Capitol Complex, Harrisburg.

WEBSTREAMING: Barring technical difficulties, the event will be streamed live at and