Texas ALERT ~ HB 234-Help KILL the Bill

•May 20, 2015 • Leave a Comment

You do NOT have to live in Texas to send your message to the committee members-email addresses below-It will only take a few minutes to help safeguard PROTECTED Civil Liberties-Please get it sent right away and share the message!!!

from TX-RPOA

Just one more week! BLOCK HB 234 (by Jessica Farrar, D-Houston) from moving
out of the Senate Justice Committee, chaired by Senator John Whitmire.
Everyone’s tired at this stage of the game, so let’s keep it brief! Please
email, call, and fax (if possible) the committee members below.
This is the THIRD “ANIMAL RIGHTS” BILL sponsored by Farrar this legislative
session.

Say: “PLEASE KILL HB 234 IN COMMITTEE. IT IS AN ATTEMPT TO DENY THE ANIMAL
OWNER AN APPEAL IN A CIVIL ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE BY MAKING IT COST
PROHIBITIVE. THIS IS STILL AMERICA!”

Criminal Justice Committee
and Staff:
John.Whitmire@house.state.tx.us
Terra.Tucker_sc@senate.state.tx.us
Joan.Huffman@senate.state.tx.us
Mario.Cicconetti@senate.state.tx.us
District10.Burton@senate.state.tx.us
Brandon.Creighton@senate.state.tx.us
Juan.Hinojosa@senate.state.tx.us
Josh.Reyna@senate.state.tx.us
Jose.Menendez@senate.state.tx.us
Jessica.Castelleja@senate.state.tx.us
Lisa.Leal@senate.state.tx.us
Charles.Perry@senate.state.tx.us
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Imagine it-You’ve been accused of animal cruelty and you did no such thing-They take all your animals yet they can not prove beyond a shadow of doubt that you were cruel to a single animal but they keep them and there’s no recourse because you can’t afford an appeal-
Texas legislature’s can not make up their minds-Currently the laws state if you can’t afford an appeal you are not required to pay but now they are considering an increase with the fees-Already, at least one case was denied a jury trial and no one gave a shit…That appeal went to a court that lacked jurisdiction to hear a civil case-No one gave a shit-So how dare they outright deny PROTECTED Civil Liberties at this level as if animals are more important that those rights…YOUR RIGHTS.
There’s no excuse for any of this-If anything, the civil forfeiture of animals should be stopped unless they can prove beyond a shadow of doubt that a person intentionally committed a crime-Remember-This is America and they seem to need to be reminded-Help remind them!!!
Disclaimer connected to this blog…things said are of my opinion and the opinions of others…Stay tuned -B

from USARK ~ Educate Yourself or Suffer Tomorrow-Understand the Animal Rights Movement

•May 17, 2015 • Leave a Comment

USARK – United States Association of Reptile Keepers

Educate yourself today or suffer tomorrow! You need to understand the animal rights (AR) movement. You should understand it’s a serious threat to Americans (the FBI has) and you should educate others. There is a basic principle to the animal rights ideology: a goal to end all interactions between animals and humans which benefit humans. This trickles all the way down to petting a dog because the person is benefiting (happiness, mood enhancement, stress relief, etc.) from this interaction. In essence, the AR movement is a belief that all animals are slaves.

There are extremists, but there are also many who wear suits and push this AR agenda through government lobbying, manipulative propaganda and sensationalized campaigning. While the extremists distract our attention, the “professional” AR activists are removing your freedoms in multiple arenas, not just pets.

The animal rights movement has been called the “most serious domestic terrorism threat” by the FBI. John Lewis of the FBI stated the following in reference to the AR movement, “There’s been no other movement that has brought as much violence and destruction and vandalism.”

Are all AR groups extremists? No. However, the problem lies in the fact that many high-ranking officials with so-called “animal welfare” groups have beginnings in radical AR groups such as the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and like-minded groups. Do a simple internet search for “animal rights” along with any of the following names: John Goodwin, Michael W. Fox, Bruce Friedrich, Ingrid Newkirk, Rodney Coronado and Wayne Pacelle. These are just a few examples of people who now have well-paying careers with, or have received substantial money from national “animal welfare” groups and PeTA. They all have ties to noted AR extremist groups. They may wear suits now, but their hands have been dirty in the past.

The clean and manicured side of the AR movement consists of lawyers, doctors, scientists, lobbyists, and many other accredited professionals. They can use their titles an influence to push the AR agenda through scientific papers, medical research, government influence, etc. To be blunt, it’s scary.

While many groups were once legitimate animal welfare organizations concerned with the humane treatment of animals, many have strayed down the path of animals rights while posing as animal welfare groups. This allows them to bring in hundreds of millions of dollars annually through fraudulent fundraising. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), who runs NO local humane societies brought in $170,000,000+ last year with less than 1% going to local shelters. The ASPCA, who only runs one shelter in New York City and NO local SPCAs, brought in $160,000,000+ last year with less than 3% going to local rescues. Hundreds of other groups bring in additional millions while doing only enough actual animal welfare work to keep the money rolling in to push their AR agenda in our government.

For a bit more information, read the article below. While this article discusses PeTA, who fully claims to be an animal rights group, parallels can easily be drawn and similar articles written for the most financially lucrative of national “animal welfare” groups.

Animal rights is animal rights. It doesn’t matter if you are setting fires or lobbying politicians. The agenda is the same.

Pet owners are animal welfare advocates, not animal rights activists.

Note: Promoting and advocating for veganism/vegetarianism is much different than removing the choice and freedom of Americans through illegitimate lobbying practices, sensationalized propaganda and “junk science.”

Before reading the article, also realize that these groups are 501(c)3 tax-exempt organizations. They receive substantial tax benefits and can easily receive funds through sources not accessible to other groups. Even PeTA is a 501(c)3 “charitable” association. Here is an example of where their tax-exempt money goes:

Rodney Coronado: long-time chieftain of the Animal Liberation Front (ALF); jailed over 5 years for torching a university research lab; known to flee jurisdictions after warrants are issued for his arrest; confessed serial arsonist. Coronado received over $70,000 from PeTA in “grants” which included giving talks at universities pushing a radical AR agenda.

FBI Anti-Terror Unit Investigated PETA

We previously reported on the bipartisan condemnation PETA received from Virginia lawmakers with the passage of legislation targeting its “animal shelter.” But PETA’s “shelter” that kills over 90% of the animals in its care is far from the organization’s only black eye—PETA was also the subject of an FBI investigation, according to documents published by the Department of Justice [DOJ].

In 2001, the FBI Domestic Terrorism Operations Unit wrote a report on the findings from various investigations into PETA’s operations. The report claims PETA provided, “what can be considered at least tacit support for the [Animal Liberation Front] and its illegal activity.”A summary of the FBI’s findings said that PETA had “financed or contributed to the legal defense funds of some of animal’s rights extremists charged with crimes.” Notably, that included $70,000 to the defense of Rodney Coronado, who was convicted of arson.

The Animal Liberation Front (ALF), to which PETA provided “tacit support,” is classified by the FBI as a domestic terrorist group. According to FBI testimony, the organization, along with its environmental counterpart the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), has carried out “more than 600 criminal acts in the United States since 1996.” News outlets are currently speculating as to the organization’s involvement in a recent firebombing at a Nevada KFC, because the initials “ALF” were spray-painted on the drive-thru menu. In 2002 the FBI estimated that criminal acts from the ALF/ELF had caused 43 million dollars in damages.

The FBI’s investigation revealed that PETA donated $1,500 to the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) in order to pay the legal fees of its press officer. But not only is the organization’s contribution to the ELF troubling, so are PETA’s statements regarding the ALF. On its website PETA states, “we realize that [the ALF] have different methods and we try not to condemn any efforts in behalf of animals in which no one is harmed,” while Ingrid Newkirk has said, “I will be the last person to condemn ALF.”

PETA also trivializes the consequences of ALF’s terror attacks by claiming, “ALF ‘raids’ have provided proof of horrific cruelty that would not have been discovered or believed otherwise.” Not exactly the kind of swift denunciation one would hope for when talking about a terrorist organization, but unsurprising given PETA’s financial support of an ALF press officer.

The DOJ report also contains details about the FBI’s investigation of Greenpeace, a group with a history of law-breaking. Read the full report to learn some things you might not know. Animal activists complain that tough anti-terrorism laws hurt free speech, but the report shows there’s procedure and oversight involved in making sure only legitimate cases are pursued.

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Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinions of others…Stay tuned  -B

from TX RPOA ~ HB 2562 Dead Issue ~ HB 234 Survived-Help Kill the Bill!!!

•May 17, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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HB 2562, the Tethering Bill that wasn’t only about “tethering” dogs, is dead!

This is a major accomplishment in the state of Texas where animal “rights” groups are writing all our animal laws at the present time: Texas Humane Legislation Network, Humane Society of U.S., ASPCA (in New York!), and Animal Legal Defense Fund (national group seeking “personhood” in our legal system to prevent all animal use and interaction), in addition to some local humane societies and misguided “rescue” groups. This bill would have established unworkable and unreasonable standards of care for ALL “outdoor unattended” dogs, such as dogs let out the backdoor this morning to tinkle! Many dog owners don’t even have an outdoor dog house. Their owner’s home is the dog house and the dog just lets them share it!
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Now on to defeat HB 234, by Farrar, another animal “rights” inspired bill, designed to deny animal owners the right of appeal in animal cruelty cases by making it even more unaffordable than existing law. Not everyone accused of animal cruelty is actually cruel and this is a major topic for “animal rights vigilantes” who attempt to harass and regulate animal ownership out of existence. HB 234 has passed House second reading and surely will pass third reading today and move forward for Senate Committee and Senate Floor Vote. Deadline for passing Senate Bills is May 27, so any stall or slow down is monumental! Please contact your state senator (or all 31 senators) and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick! You can find all their contact info at www.capitol.state.tx.us and your personal senator’s information. Keep it brief. It’s not over until it’s over!

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Continue to fight to keep your rights Texas…Laws designed to take away PROTECTED Civil Liberties must be rejected!!!

Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinions of others…Stay tuned -B

David Copperfield has a Darkside ~ HSUS ~ Like Magic, a Huge Part of His Fan Base Disappears!!!

•May 14, 2015 • Leave a Comment

FUMING!!!
How’s this for some BULLSHIT !!!
https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/766804

Witness the Magic of David Copperfield While Seated at his Personal Table, Followed by a Meet & Greet with the Illusionist

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Your party of 4 will be seated at David Copperfield’s personal table at the MGM Grand to witness the Magic of David Copperfield live onstage.

Then your group is invited backstage to have a private meet and greet with David Copperfield.

Take home a photograph of you being a part of the magic!

Donated by: David Copperfield
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Gives a bad name to magicians everywhere -Leave a comment!!!
Here’s his FB page https://www.facebook.com/davidcopperfield?fref=ts
Have at it people!!! Let him have it!!!-HA!!!!
He must think this will get him HSUS approval and important to his notoriety-Let’s show him exactly what it will do to his notoriety!!!
My comment:
“How dare you for seeking donations for HSUS!!! HSUS made an out of court settlement with the Feld Corporation for FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY!!! Money donated to HSUS went to that pay-off. HSUS has lost their Charity Navigator rating and has a warning out for anyone considering donating to HSUS. I thought you smart but your stupidity is showing-You’ve just lost a LARGE fan base!!!-I will never attend one of your shows again!!!”

There is no place to leave a comment at this link HOWEVER, you can click on ‘Ask’ and post your message there as well as his FB page!!!
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Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinions of others…Stay tuned -B

from consumer freedom ~ FBI investigation of PETA ~ Domestic Terrorists

•May 14, 2015 • 1 Comment

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https://www.consumerfreedom.com/2015/05/fbi-anti-terror-unit-investigated-peta/

FBI Anti-Terror Unit Investigated PETA

We previously reported on the bipartisan condemnation PETA received from Virginia lawmakers with the passage of legislation targeting its “animal shelter.” But PETA’s “shelter” that kills over 90% of the animals in its care is far from the organization’s only black eye—PETA was also the subject of an FBI investigation, according to documents published by the Department of Justice.

In 2001, the FBI Domestic Terrorism Operations Unit wrote a report on the findings from various investigations into PETA’s operations. The report claims PETA provided, “what can be considered at least tacit support for the [Animal Liberation Front] and its illegal activity. ”A summary of the FBI’s findings said that PETA had “financed or contributed to the legal defense funds of some of animal’s rights extremists charged with crimes.” Notably, that included $70,000 to the defense of Rodney Coronado, who was convicted of arson.

The Animal Liberation Front (ALF), to which PETA provided “tacit support,” is classified by the FBI as a domestic terrorist group. According to FBI testimony, the organization, along with its environmental counterpart the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), has carried out “more than 600 criminal acts in the United States since 1996.” News outlets are currently speculating as to the organization’s involvement in a recent firebombing at a Nevada KFC, because the initials “ALF” were spray-painted on the drive-thru menu. In 2002 the FBI estimated that criminal acts from the ALF/ELF had caused 43 million dollars in damages.

The FBI’s investigation revealed that PETA donated $1,500 to the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) in order to pay the legal fees of its press officer. But not only is the organization’s contribution to the ELF troubling, so are PETA’s statements regarding the ALF. On its website PETA states, “we realize that [the ALF] have different methods and we try not to condemn any efforts in behalf of animals in which no one is harmed,” while Ingrid Newkirk has said, “I will be the last person to condemn ALF.”

PETA also trivializes the consequences of ALF’s terror attacks by claiming, “ALF ‘raids’ have provided proof of horrific cruelty that would not have been discovered or believed otherwise.” Not exactly the kind of swift denunciation one would hope for when talking about a terrorist organization, but unsurprising given PETA’s financial support of an ALF press officer.

The DOJ report also contains details about the FBI’s investigation of Greenpeace, a group with a history of law-breaking. Read the full report to learn some things you might not know. Animal activists complain that tough anti-terrorism laws hurt free speech, but the report shows there’s procedure and oversight involved in making sure only legitimate cases are pursued.
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If the link does not work, please go to the link provided at the top to this post.

So what does that make PETA supporters ??? Domestic Terrorists of course like the Humane Society of Marion County, Texas now DBA Dixie Humane Society of Marion County, Texas, CEO Carolyn Wedding…Facilities now under construction…Animals Housed outside day and night-good weather and bad-Wedding has a history of massive KILLING of animals -Changed the name of the organization but all the same people involved that should not be involved in animal rescue or sheltering-Careful who you donate to, they might become more than you bargained for!!! This organization is a PETA supporter.

Domestic terrorist

Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinions of others…Stay tuned -B

URGENT!!! ~TEXAS ~ Get those calls made NOW!!! ‘DO NOT SET HB 2562 FOR VOTE’

•May 11, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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URGENT! CALL THIS MORNING!
TEXAS IS UNDER ATTACK BY POLITICIANS SUPPORTING
HSUS/THLN

1. HB 2562, written by animal rights activists, is a poor attempt to remedy a current unenforceable law and will criminalize good people who provide their dogs with a high level of care.
2. HB 2562 was removed from L & C calendar on Friday 05/08/15 and sent back to Public Health Committee where it should have stayed to die.
3. Instead of dying, HB 2562 was Recommitted to committee, Scheduled for formal meeting, Considered in formal meeting, Committee substitute considered in committee, Reported favorably as substituted(with NO changes), and Comm. report filed with Committee Coordinator ALL ON THE SAME DAY! 05/08/2015. This is an indication that this is ALL important to the ARAs to get passed!
4. The ARAs (HSUS/THLN) have gotten 36 co-authors and S. Thompson(if you don’t vote for my bill I’ll kill everything you have) to sign on as a joint author.
5. Problems remaining in latest substitute HB 2562
a. ‘Unattended’ is not defined
b. Tether-become tangled. P3L11. As anyone who has ever had a dog even on a leash knows, any tether has the potential to become entangled, making this requirement unacceptable as it would prohibit tethering or be in violation.
c. Size/dimensions of dogs house specifications will make every dog house used today in violation – not acceptable.
d. Link size of tether chain no larger than ¼ inch width? What about length & Height? What about size/strength/gage of steel in link? Incomplete definition – unacceptable.
e. Texas Penal Code 42.092 Cruelty to Nonlivestock Animals, Section (a) (7) already defines “Necessary food, water, care, or shelter:” as including food, water, care, or shelter provided to the extent required to maintain the animal in a state of good health and covers all dogs – whether tethered or not tethered. Kenneling/housing requirements do not belong in this bill – unacceptable.
6. AKC opposes HB 2562 (see attached)
7. UKC opposes HB 2562 (seehttp://www.ukcdogs.com/Web.nsf/News/TexasBigHousingChangesPro04202015040124PM )
8. ADBA opposes HB 2562 (see attached)
9. U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance opposes HB 2562 (see attached)
10. Responsible Pet Owners Alliance opposes HB 2562 (see attached
11. Sportsmen’s & Animal Owners Voting Alliance opposes HB 2562
12. Endangered Breed Association & Texas Dog Commission oppose HB 2562

As you can see above there is widespread opposition to HB 2562 for good reason.

HB 2562 WILL NOW GO TO THE REGULAR CALENDARS COMMITTEE TOMORROW MONDAY, 05/11/15, WHICH IS THE LAST DAY FOR HOUSE BILLS TO BE SET ON A HOUSE CALENDAR FOR A FLOOR VOTE.

THLN (HSUS in Texas) has sent an alert asking for calls Monday for support.

PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES MONDAY AM AND CALL/EMAIL/FAX
· YOUR REP (look up at – http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Members/Members.aspx…
· And all the Calendar committee below

AND TELL THEM ‘DO NOT SET HB 2562 FOR VOTE’ – (THIS LANGUAGE IS IMPORTANT re OUR LOBBYIST!!!)

Please help – we can kill this bill.

I’ll be calling in the AM to remind everyone.
Please pass this on.

THANKS,
Martin Kralik

2015 House Calendars Committee
Todd Hunter, Corpus
(512) 463-0672
Fax: 512 463 2101 (does not want emails)
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/…

Eddie Lucio, iii, Brownsville
(512) 463-0606
Ruben.obell@house.state.tx.us
Houston.tower@house.state.tx.us
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/…

Roberto Alonzo, Dallas
(512) 463-0408
Deborah.alemu@house.state.tx.us
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/…

Byron Cook, Rep, Corsicana
(512) 463-0730
Toni.barcellona@house.state.tx.us
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=8

Sarah Davis, Houston
(512) 463-0389
Brigette.dechant@house.state.tx.us
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/…

Charlie Geren, River Oaks
(512) 463-0610
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/…

Helen Giddings, Desoto
(512) 463-0953
Neo.baepi@house.state.tx.us
helen.giddings@house.state.tx.us
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/…

Patricia Harless, Spring
(512) 463-0496
Julie.scott@house.state.tx.us
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/…

Dan Huberty, Kingwood
(512) 463-0520
Casey.christman@house.state.tx.us
Ben.melson@house.state.tx.us
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/…

Eric Johnson, Dallas
(512) 463-0586
Renee.hollingsworth-hartley@house.state.tx.us
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/…

Ken King, Panhandle
(512) 463-0736
Megan.Quijano@house.state.tx.us
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/…

Lyle Larson, San Antonio
(512) 463-0646
District122.larson@house.state.tx.us
lyle.larson@house.state.tx.us
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/…

Four Price, Amarillo
(512) 463-0470
Four.price@house.state.tx.us (preferred email) Hal.talton@house.state.tx.us (unconfirmed)
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/…

Debbie Riddle, Spring
(512) 463-0572
Justin.wolf@house.state.tx.us (person answering phone)
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/…

Eddie Rodriguez, Austin
(512) 463-0674
Deisy.jaimes@house.state.tx.us
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/…

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Link of interest: https://topcatsroar.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/heads-up-texas-an-in-depth-look-at-hb2562/

Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinions of others…Stay tuned  -B

Thank you Sonia for the alert.

Heads-Up Texas ~ An in-depth look at HB2562 ~ OPPS!!! Not so fast-This Bill is Still Alive UPDATE!!!

•May 8, 2015 • 2 Comments

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Bloggers Note: NOT OVER as informed by TX-RPOA!!! I just received this:

Perhaps we boasted too soon! Keeping up with this bill is something like
Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on first?” Rep. Senfronia Thompson is trying
to breathe new life into HB 2562, Care of ALL Outdoor Dogs and Tethered
Dogs, after it was pulled from the Local & Consent Calendar and sent back to
Public Health Committee to die! Rep. Thompson signed on as a sponsor of the
bill after it met so much opposition, bringing along 36 fellow legislator
friends as Co-authors. I’m sure you remember Thompson from the infamous
“Commercial Breeder” bill that also “wasn’t commercial” — just as this bill
isn’t really a Tethering Bill.

NOW THE BILL WILL GO TO THE REGULAR “CALENDARS COMMITTEE.” MONDAY IS THE
LAST DAY FOR HOUSE BILLS TO BE SET ON A HOUSE CALENDAR FOR A FLOOR VOTE. So
time is of the essence! Please contact the legislators below with SUBJECT
LINE: “DO NOT SET HB 2562 FOR VOTE” or fax/send this information below:

This bill is OPPOSED by the following national organizations and their Texas
affiliated clubs: American Kennel Club, United Kennel Club, US Sportsmen’s
Alliance, Endangered Breed Association, American Dog Breeders Association,
Texas Dog Commission, Sportsmen’s and Animal Owners Voting Alliance, and our
organization Responsible Pet Owners Alliance Texas Outreach. American
Kennel Club alone has 305 licensed kennel and breed clubs in Texas (with
even more UKC clubs), and RPOA is the AKC state federation for Texas,
representing 305 AKC clubs in Texas.

PROBLEMS REMAIN WITH HB 2562: We oppose: Shelter/Dog House size for dog to
“stand erect,” Length of Tether, Chain link requirement, wording is
“deliberately written to be confusing” and appears to target all “outside
unattended” dogs, not only tethered dogs, no definition of “unattended” or
“clean,” and requirement that “chain cannot become entangled.” This bill is
a “tool” for militant animal “rights” extremists to harass dog owners even
more than at the present time, especially hunting dogs since they oppose
hunting itself!

The American Kennel Club warns: “This could impact dogs in a backyard for a
few hours, when weather might not demand shelter and when the animals
generally sleep and spend time indoors. If the bill is intended to address
situations in which the dog primarily resides outside and on a tether then
that should be clarified.” AKC sanctions multiple training and competitive
outdoor events in Texas each year that contribute to the Texas economy and
has concerns that the way this bill is written it could be interpreted to
impact these events. Each dog and each day creates a separate violation.

The exceptions cover very limited activities with dogs: In public camping
areas, being engaged in training for or activity for licensed state
activities; shepherding or herding livestock; cultivating agriculture
products. This excludes so many legitimate uses of dogs; it’s impossible to
list them here.
Bill was written by Texas Humane Legislation Network, the Texas arm of
Humane Society of the United States. These extremists have a national
legislative agenda to end all use of animals, for any reason and have little
knowledge regarding care and use of any animals, especially working and
hunting dogs. They work in “incremental steps” to accomplish their radical
agenda.

Texas Penal Code 42.092 Cruelty to Nonlivestock Animals, Section (a) (7)
already defines “Necessary food, water, care, or shelter:” as including
food, water, care, or shelter provided to the extent required to maintain
the animal in a state of good health and covers all dogs – whether tethered
or not tethered.

2015 House Calendars Committee
Todd Hunter, Corpus
(512) 463-0672
Fax: 512 463 2101 (does not want emails)
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=32

Eddie Lucio, iii, Brownsville
(512) 463-0606
Ruben.obell@house.state.tx.us
Houston.tower@house.state.tx.us
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=38

Roberto Alonzo, Dallas
(512) 463-0408
Deborah.alemu@house.state.tx.us
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=104

Byron Cook, Rep, Corsicana
(512) 463-0730
Toni.barcellona@house.state.tx.us
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=8

Sarah Davis, Houston
(512) 463-0389
Brigette.dechant@house.state.tx.us
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=134

Charlie Geren, River Oaks
(512) 463-0610
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=99

Helen Giddings, Desoto
(512) 463-0953
Neo.baepi@house.state.ts.us
district109giddings@house.state.tx.us
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=109

Patricia Harless, Spring
(512) 463-0496
Julie.scott@house.state.tx.us
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=126

Dan Huberty, Kingwood
(512) 463-0520
Casey.christman@house.state.tx.us
Ben.melson@house.state.tx.us
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=127

Eric Johnson, Dallas
(512) 463-0586
Renee.hollingsworth-hartley@house.state.tx.us
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=100

Ken King, Panhandle
(512) 463-0736
Megan.Quijano@house.state.tx.us
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=88

Lyle Larson, San Antonio
(512) 463-0646
District122.larson@house.state.tx.us
lyle.larson@house.state.tx.us
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=122

Four Price, Amarillo
(512) 463-0470
Four.price@house.state.tx.us (preferred email)
Hal.talton@house.state.tx.us (unconfirmed)
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=87

Debbie Riddle, Spring
(512) 463-0572
Justin.wolf@house.state.tx.us (person answering phone)
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=150

Eddie Rodriguez, Austin
(512) 463-0674
Deisy.jaimes@house.state.tx.us
http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=51

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Analysis of the most vital part of the bill criminalizing animal owners:

Yes, this bill (HB 2562)proposes to change the title of Subchapter D from “Unlawful Restraint of Dog” to “Dog Left Outside and unattended; Unlawful Restraint” and section 821.077 would enjoy the added title of “Care of Dog Left Outside and Unattended” to its “Unlawful Restraint.”

But there’s more. These people are cleverly making subtle little changes each legislative session, to gradually erode your rights until one day you suddenly have none at all.

Comparing this bill side-by-side to the 2007 and 2011 versions of Sec.821, shows just how it has changed so far. 821.079 would now be changed from “Penalty” to “Criminal Penalty.” Subsection (a) would lose a very, VERY important word…”Knowingly.” So, where it has, through its existence, stated, (a) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly violates this subchapter,” it would now state -if this bill gets passed- “(a) A person commits an offense if the person violates this subchapter.”

Whoa…!!! Yes, you read that right! If you violate the subchapter UNKNOWINGLY, you are guilty of animal abuse and get your name on their proposed national animal abuse registry!! It would no longer be a defense that you didn’t even know you were doing anything wrong. In any other area of law, to be found guilty of a crime, it must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that you knew what you were doing and knew it was wrong. You cannot be convicted of unintentionally robbing a bank or unintentional murder. but with this bill, you can be convicted of unintentional criminal animal cruelty!

YOU THINK IT STOPS THERE??? BUTT WEIGHT- THERE’S STILL MORE!! This subchapter has said [821.079(b) and (c)] that an officer who suspects a violation shall provide a written statement of that fact to the owner, and the owner then has 24 hours to correct the “problem.” No more, if these people get their way. The provision to comply within 24 hours gets tossed out the door and as a result, the Code will still say that the officer must give you written notice of your violations, but he/she can also arrest you on the spot -for a class C misdemeanor you never even knew existed and never had a chance to correct!

So if you happen to have your dog tethered with a chain having the wrong size links (and this description is very vague), you can end up in jail and court, charged with animal abuse class C. If you cannot understand the exact meaning of  ” metal chain links in a width that exceeds one-quarter of an inch,” you’d better hope you look good in orange stripes. Does that mean each link must be no more than 1/4 inch wide, but any length… or do they actually mean 1/4 inch THICK? Chain links are normally measured by the LENGTH of the link, not the width. And a 1/4 inch chain is one I wouldn’t even use on a trucker’s wallet. To legislate the size of a chain, you should at least know a little about chains. A standard dog tie-out chain is going to have links that are about 1/2 inch wide and 1 inch long -and that would make you a criminal if you use a store-bought chain on your dog. You can get industrial chains with smaller links, but much thicker, that would strain the neck of a small breed dog. A motorcycle chain would fit that “1/4 inch wide” requirement! Many large breed dogs need a larger chain. So this chain description in the bill is ridiculous.

And if they get this passed, don’t be surprised if next session they quietly change the penalty from class C misdemeanor to state jail felony. Bloggers Note: They won’t do that-this change will allow non-layer layman JP judges to hear these cases, issue a ruling and take property, no matter the value -The only thing transparent is the corruption and the terrorism within our borders by our elected politicians.

Originally submitted as a comment at the link below-TY Fred for taking the time to keep us informed.

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SPECIAL BLOGGERS NOTE: This will now make animal cruelty a class C from a class A if criminally charged under this statute-Penal Code of animal cruelty remains a class A misdemeanor-This makes the change even more volatile as it will allow a JP judge who likely is a layman non-lawyer and likely issued the warrant-Kiss you ass and Rovers good-bye, On a personal note: in Marion County with JP Judge Lex Jones on the bench already heard a class A misdemeanor -I venture to say, many other JP judges have done the same who makes deals with Humaniacs (and whose wife provides information although he does not excuse himself for a conflict of interest)…How many others is the bigger question?!? No matter the change those JP judges committed a crime on the bench and this attempt to change from class A to class C more than admits that wrongful taking of animals and further convictions were wrongfully done]

When they practice to deceive the corruption in our judicial system is exposed

To think this is actually being considered and to also see how many changes have occurred in the TX-H&S Code 821 statute proves that the intent to continually change existing laws no matter how illegal they were when they were originally created. Any lawmaker who has support the TX-H&S Code 821 statute from it’s creation and the changes should not be in office as your representative-It’s extremely anti-American and goes against PROTECTED Civil Liberties-I’ve have warned you of this time and time again -Here we go again with yet another change to criminalize animal owners-SPECIAL NOTE: This applies to ALL animals not just dogs-I have told you all about that-once they take your animals you will likely never have them returned even though never criminally charged and/or convicted-Dangerous people create these types of law-TERRORISTS WITHIN OUR BORDERS THAT HOLD AN OFFICE WHERE THEY ARE IN CHARGE AND THE ABILITY TO CONTROL YOU WITH LAWS THAT WILL AND CAN EFFECT YOUR FREEDOM…

Kangaroo Court

LINK OF INTEREST: https://topcatsroar.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/message-from-tx-rpoa-a-serious-matter-needing-your-imediate-attention-hb2562/ [provides information for contacting your representative that you are against this bill and vote no-KILL the BILL!!!]

Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinions of others…Stay tuned  -B

 
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