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