TEXAS ACTION ALERT – HB 3747

Well well well, I guess Nancy Alexander must either be bored with politics in Florida or they threw her ass out of her organization there…she’s still in Texas…One thing for sure…she’s no friend to animals or their owners-responsible for unnecessary bans in FL. (Lauderdale Lakes) I wonder if she still has that car with the leather interior…How could a basketball team not be wearing leather sneakers?!?

“I do like basketball but because of the Alexanders Animal Rights Extremists agenda, I will NOT support the Houston Rockets!!” Send them a message -B

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TX-RPOA E-News
>From RPOA Texas Outreach and
Responsible Pet Owners Alliance
Crossposting is encouraged.
April 30, 2013

Austin KEYE TV interviewed RPOA’s Austin Area Chapter Chairman George Armstrong yesterday at the Capitol regarding HB 3747, regarding the Animal
Abuser Registry, which is similar to a Sex Abuse Registry.

George met individually with all the committee members throughout the day yesterday {before the hearing) to personally present our letter of
opposition to them and discuss this topic.

The bill is pending in committee so it’s not too late to contact the committee members listed in our last Action Alert on this bill. The bill could be voted out of committee at their next meeting without any notice.
So it’s not over and we mustn’t be complacent.
We’re told the bill originated from “Houston” although it’s a national agenda for the animal rights organization Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF.)

It’s deja vu – all over again — from last session, and most likely being pushed as before by Nanci and Leslie Alexander, owner of the Houston Rockets, well known PETA enthusiasts.

If we do not legally “own” our animals, how can we properly care for them and protect them? We are not simply temporary “guardians” as ALDF promotes
This is a topic of national concern for all animal owners and veterinarians.
More at the video below …

http://www.keyetv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/texas-lawmakers-considering-animal-abuser-registry-8320.shtml
OR
http://tinyurl.com/d29hgfn

We already have sex offender registries, but is it time for an animal abuser registry?

Texas lawmakers will debate a bill at the State Capitol Monday night that would establish the country’s first statewide database of convicted animal abusers.

This past year, KEYE TV has covered several animal abuse and neglect cases. From Victory the dog, whose nose was severed, to Intrepid the horse that was dragged behind a pick-up truck.

“We see neglect quite often,” Austin’s Chief Animal Services Officer, Abigail Smith said The City of Austin supports creating a database to show the whereabouts of convicted animal abusers.

The Austin Animal Center places nearly 20,000 animals every year. Smith said there aren’t enough resources to check everyone’s background or criminal history. “There are people who are out there who are convicted of animal cruelty and they are going to adopt animals from shelters,” she said. Under the proposed law, anyone over 17-years-old convicted of a felony animal abuse charge would go into a database that only shelters, police and animal control officers would be able to access. They would remain on the registry for ten years.

“We’re animal welfare, we’re not animal rights,” said George Armstrong with the Responsible Pet Owners Alliance. He spent hours at the capitol on Monday lobbying against the bill. He told KEYE TV it’s part of an ongoing campaign that seeks “personhood” for animals, granting them legal rights equal to humans, something he’s against.

“An animal is like our property,” Armstrong explained. “We’re there to take care of them, to provide the veterinarian care and things like this. They don’t want us owning pets, they want us to be guardians and when we are guardians, we don’t have any rights.”

“These days in Austin and across the country animals are more and more members of the family,” Smith countered. “I don’t think it’s a bad thing if we look at the laws and update them.” The bill must pass through a House committee first. Several other states have similar legislation pending. A similar bill passed through the Texas senate last session but was defeated in the House.

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Animal Rights Extremists seeking to GIVE animals rights makes this a very BAD bill.

Frankly, there are not enough felony cases to devote valuable legislature time and taxpayer money to this BAD BILL!!!

Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinion of others…Get involved and fight these BAD bills!!!  -B

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~ by topcatsroar on April 30, 2013.

2 Responses to “TEXAS ACTION ALERT – HB 3747”

  1. An animal abuser registry? When they have a thieves’ registry, a jaywalkers’ registry, a domestic violence registry, and registries for every other conceivable crime against HUMANS, then maybe I’ll support it. Just because there’s a pedophiles’ registry is no excuse or reason to set up a national animal abuser registry too. It’s an unnecessary use of tax dollars in thes tight times.

    • Exactly…How many felony cases of cruelty have there been in Texas in the last five years!?! And imagine in the next couple of years, ‘we have this registry and might as well put the misdemeanor cases on it’…neighbor fighting with neighbor as they have been doing for years and the animals caught in the feud with false charges and wrongful convictions…’well, that worked out OK, but we need more…might as well add anyone accused’…’doesn’t matter if they were guilty or not but we’ll get a bigger list that way and justify more changes in the laws and no one will want any animal-one step closer to destroying animal ownership!!!’ This is such BULLSHIT!!! We must protect people as we must protect the animals by protecting the people-It’s as simple as that… -B

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