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How Did Our Animals Fare in the 85th ...

Sunday marked the last day Governor Abbott could sign or veto a bill, and as you may have heard, Senate Bill 762 - our bill to address violent animal cruelty - was signed!

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Texas Governor Signs Cruelty Bill!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Governor Signs Bill to Strengthen Animal Cruelty Laws: SB 762 Will Increase Punishment for Offenses Such as Torture, Killing and Poisoning Austin, TX (June 10, 2017) – Last night, Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation that would increase the punishment for violent animal cruelty offenses and address loopholes that h...

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UPDATE on SB 762 - Animal Cruelty Bill!

SB 762, our bill to increase penalties for the most violent acts of animal cruelty, passed the legislature Sunday night and was sent to the Governor today! Please contact Governor Abbott today and ask that he sign SB 762 into law! His contact form is located at https://gov.texas.gov/contact/contact.aspx

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URGENT ACTION! We have 7 days to stre...

SB 762, our bill to strengthen our felony cruelty statute in Texas, has passed the Senate thanks to your calls and emails! The bill is now awaiting a hearing date for the House floor - but we just have seven days until the deadline!

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URGENT ACTION for chained dogs in Texas!

Our bill to help cruelly chained and tethered dogs in Texas is on the Senate floor! Please make the call for Senate Bill 1090 ASAP! Imagine being chained 24/7 blazing heat, freezing ice, or sleeting rain. Thousands of dogs across the state only know life like this and many dogs die as a result of inhumane tethering. Strangulation, hea...

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Help dogs in Texas puppy mills now!

In 2011, The Texas Humane Legislation Network was instrumental in passing key puppy mill legislation thanks to your voice. The animals need your voice once again to ensure basic protections for thousands of dogs and cats confined and raised in these breeding facilities in Texas for most of their life.

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YOU Helped Elect The Network's Humane...

You spread the word, you voted, and the animals won last night!  We are thrilled to announce that all but one of our candidates endorsed by the Texas Humane Legislation Network won their Primary races! Success in these critical Texas districts will help animals throughout our state. These lawmakers are powerful advocates with important...

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The Network's 2016 Humane Endorsement...

The following candidates are endorsed by the Texas Humane Legislation Network in the 2016 Primary Elections.  We choose to endorse these candidates based on three major criteria:

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An Exciting New Era For Texas Animals!

I'm honored to serve you as the new Executive Director of the Texas Humane Legislation Network! I'm humbled to be a part of this organization's proud, 40-year old tradition of fighting for laws that protect Texas animals from abuse and neglect. It is because of you that we have forged so many legislative victories for animals and it is...

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THLN Gains Key Victories in the 2015 ...

June 23, 2015, AUSTIN, TX: Sometimes, during a legislative session, helping get bad bills killed is just as important as getting good bills passed. The 84th Session of the Texas Legislature was such a session.

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