message from TX-RPOA ~ A Serious Matter Needing YOUR IMEDIATE ATTENTION HB2562 ~ UPDATE~CRIMINALIZING ANIMAL OWNERS
THLN, sister organization to HSUS, is pushing for laws that would eventually abolish ALL human relationships with animals. HB 2562 is an EXTREMELY BAD BILL that requires ALL animal owners living anywhere in the United States attention- What happens in any state can happen anywhere by setting a precedent with regards to the law. Apparently no attention is given to PROTECTED Constitutional Rights or that laws have already been established with this issue that is already being abused-NOT by animal owners but by those wanting to take animals away from their RIGHTFUL owners.
As new laws are created that make animal ownership more difficult and outrageous, the more dangerous animal ownership becomes regarding living in a free society. Animals are property and how you provide should not be at issue. Instead of creating such outrageous laws time and money would be better spent on educating people on the proper care of animals rather than creating laws criminalizing animal owners.
ALERT-THIS LAW CRIMINALIZES ALL ANIMAL OWNERS!!! RED MARKS THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO AN ALREADY ILLEGAL AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL STATUTE -CHANGING CIVIL TO AUTOMATIC CRIMINAL WHETHER YOU WERE AWARE OF THE LAW OR NOT-UNDER THIS SECTION, A PERSON CAN BE FOUND GUILTY OF A CLASS C MISDEMEANOR UNKNOWINGLY VIOLATING ANY OF THE PROVISIONS!!! -EVEN CRIMINAL AND PENAL CODES REQUIRES CONSCIOUS VIOLATION.
IT ALSO REFERS TO “EACH DOG” CONSTITUTING A SEPERATE OFFENSE EVEN THOUGH THE REST OF SEC 821 REFERS TO “A DOG” OR “THE DOG”
Sec.821.079 CRIMINAL PENALTY
SECTION 6. Sections 821.079(a),(c), and (f), Health and Safety Code, are amended as follows:
(a) A person commits an offense it the person [
knowingly] violates this subchapter. Each dog with respect to which there is a violation and each day that a violation continues is a separate offense.
(c) Except as provided by section (d), an offense under this subchapter [
subsection] is a Class C misdemeanor.
(f) If conduct constituting an offense under this subchapter [
section] also constitutes an offense under any other law, the actor may be prosecuted under this section, the other law, or both.
TX-H&S Code 821 was designed to take animals from their rightful owners whether guilty or not guilty of any crime and was designed for INTENTIONAL cruelty and already being abused and improperly processed. TX-H&S Code 821 lacks a directive and where a directive is provided is illegal and unconstitutional-Challenged in both state and federal courts. Remember, anyone processed by TX-H&S Code 821 is costing taxpayer money rather than REAL criminals.
If this proposed Bill becomes law and you are an animal owner, you need to leave Texas if you intend on remaining a free citizen with Rover rather than possibly jailed, owned by the government, and Rover awarded to some NFP-It’s NOT about animal welfare but instead it’s about control and the money as well as providing ‘retail rescue pets’ for NFPs to sell that no one will want to own any longer, which will threaten the lives of animals as no one will want to buy one and therefore will be killed. The Animal Rights Extremists have learned rather quickly that it is not necessary to give animals rights in order to end all relations with animals but instead, the set forth a plan to create laws where no one would want a relationship with animals by criminalizing animal owners. The Animal Rights Extremist Nazis are gaining control in your life unless you do something to STOP THEM…STOP THIS BAD BILL FROM BECOMING LAW ~ KILL THIS BILL!!! PLEASE this POST WILDLY!!! Then write and/or call Texas representatives advising them you are against this bill from becoming law.
The message below went out on PR Newswire. Since it went out, the HB 2562
Committee Substitute has been posted to the Legislature’s website, but only
after some of our members protested “loudly.” And the bill hasn’t changed,
still affects ALL “outside” dogs, tethered or not tethered — a very bad
bill that must be killed!
SAN ANTONIO, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —
RPOA Texas Outreach: Texas HB 2562 will outlaw most dog houses and
criminalize Texas dog owners!
Each dog and each day creates a separate violation.
Vegan “Animal Rights” extremists are writing our Texas animal laws under the
guise of animal welfare and portray themselves as “animal advocates,” while
their true agenda is just the opposite — to legislate animal “ownership”
out of existence.
“These extremists have little knowledge regarding care and use of animals,
especially working and hunting dogs, and work in incremental steps to
accomplish their radical agenda,” says Responsible Pet Owners Alliance of
HB 2562 is a “Trojan Horse” bill from Texas Humane Legislation Network
(THLN), the Texas arm of Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
Being promoted as a “Tethering Bill,” this bill regulates “all outdoor
unattended dogs.” As Speaker Pelosi said regarding the Affordable Care Act:
“We have to pass it to know what’s in it!” The committee substitute is not
posted on the state’s website.
This bill would provide a “tool” for harassment by militant vegan animal
“rights” extremists should it become law.
[BLOGGERS NOTE: It should be noted that harassment will become an animal cruelty issue to criminalize animal owners]
Texas already has a law regulating all “outdoor unattended” dogs — whether
tethered or not tethered! Penal Code 42.092 Cruelty to Nonlivestock Animals
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.
THLN admits the existing Tethering Law they got on the books in 2007 is
unenforceable, so they’re back as planned! THLN president Cile Holloway
cautioned attendees at their 2010 Annual Meeting: “We have to take things
slowly, passing laws in small increments. Bills can always be strengthened
further down the road. Just ensure that you get ‘something’ on the books,
making it easier to pass increased provisions later.”
“If the bill is intended to address situations in which the dog primarily
resides outside and on a tether, then that should be clarified. 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,”
suggested Sarah Sprouse, American Kennel Club. American Kennel Club
sanctions field trials, retriever trials, coonhound, hunting, herding, lure
coursing, earthdog and tracking tests; obedience, rally, and agility trials
in Texas and all involve multiple training and competition events.
HB 2562 mandates “continuous” access to water and a “shelter,” which must be
so large that the dog is able to “stand erect.” This would ban most small
“Igloo” dog houses in common use. Dogs are den animals and traditionally
seek safety in small confined areas where they lie down to sleep, using
their body heat to provide warmth.
[BLOGGER NOTE: I wonder if the manufactures of Igloos and dog houses know of this bill!?! What about the retail outlets that sell them!?]
All Texas dog owners are urged to contact their elected representatives
(found at www.capitol.state.tx.us ). Urge them to Vote “No” to this onerous
Contact: Mary Beth Duerler, Executive Director
Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinions of others…Stay tuned -B
I have nothing to gain with concern for Texas laws over animal ownership-I do not live in Texas …My concern is to stop illegal and unconstitutional bills from becoming bad laws and like any ‘disease’ can spread to other states.