BAD NEWS TEXAS -SUIT FAILED TO STOP PUPPY MILL LAW

THLN claiming victory…for what?!? To stop people from breeding their animals in Texas?!? That’s good for Texas-NOT calling ALL breeders animal abusers, hoarders, and ‘puppy mills’-What Bullshit!!! from their blog (barf) Frankly, I expect the legislature won’t see the value of this law anyway and cancel it out.

http://www.thln.org/index.cfm?pageID=97FD650D-3048-C277-1145AD8444C1D3D4

THLN VICTORY FOR DOGS AND CATS -RPOA AND BREEDERS FAIL IN ATTEMPT TO STOP PUPPY MILL LAW

On January 31, 2013, a federal judge in Austin, Texas rejected a request for an injunction filed by Texas breeders in order to overturn the Texas puppy mill law. The lawsuit, filed by three Texas breeders and RPOA, was a last ditch attempt to block enforcement of the state’s new puppy mill law, which went into effect on Sept. 1, 2012. The new law requires the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to inspect and license large-scale commercial dog and cat breeders with 11 or more breeding females and who sell 20 or more puppies or kittens each year. Along with requiring a license and inspection, it also establishes minimum standards for the humane handling, care, housing and transportation of dogs and cats by commercial breeders.

RPOA and the breeders attempted to argue that the court should stop enforcement because the law was unconstitutional. They stated that despite being in favor of ridding Texas of its “puppy mills,” they simply “cannot live with this law.” The court found this argument, among others used, were not the basis of any constitutional rationale. The Office of the Attorney General of Texas defended the law before the court and THLN and The Humane Society of the United States supported the Attorney General’s position by filing an amicus brief asking the court to uphold the law. The lawsuit will continue, but the denial of the injunction is a crucial victory for the puppy mill law and a positive sign of what is to come.

THLN would like to give a special thanks to the law firm of Hunton & Williams, LLP for its excellent legal representation in this matter.

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THLN is the sister organization of HSUS in Texas…

**Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinion of others…Follow this blog… Hear me ROAR  Best -B

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~ by topcatsroar on February 2, 2013.

One Response to “BAD NEWS TEXAS -SUIT FAILED TO STOP PUPPY MILL LAW”

  1. ** NOTE: Larson has submitted a bill to once again tighten the law on “wild and dangerous animals”

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