Take Action to Prevent Puppy Mills in Texas!
SIGN OUR PETITION: Tell Texas Legislators NOT to Eliminate Important Animal Protections!
The Texas legislature is preparing to gut the state program that prevents unregulated puppy mills. Since 2011, the Texas Dog & Cat Breeder Act has given the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) the right to regulate the conditions in large-scale animal breeding facilities. Without this Act, unregulated, large scale breeding facilities could likely become inhumane puppy mills producing dogs for profit in the cruelest conditions.
In 2011, THLN helped pass the Texas Dog & Cat Breeder Act to regulate the conditions in large-scale dog and cat breeding facilities. The law, the first of its kind in Texas, has prevented inhumane puppy mills with requirements and inspections of these facilities.
By law, Texas requires a "Sunset Review" of each state agency every 12 years to determine whether that agency should continue to exist. The state agency that oversees this Program, TDLR is currently under its “Sunset Review” and must be reauthorized by the Texas Legislature during the 2021 Session. Last month, the preliminary Sunset Review report recommended that this Program is eliminated.
How YOU Can Make a Difference!
We must remind Texas legislators of the importance of this Program.
Elimination of the Program means zero regulations for those profiting off puppies. The absence of even the most basic minimum care standards will lead to horrific puppy mills, causing thousands of dogs and cats will suffer a lifetime of neglect.
THLN’s goals are first to protect this incredibly important Program and then fix the existing loopholes to strengthen it.
NOW is the time for action. Please help us change the fate of thousands of animals in commercial breeding facilities by signing and sharing our Petition today. When you sign our Petition, your state representative and state senator will know you support the regulation of large-scale animal breeding facilities.
To ensure the Petition’s validity and efficiency, please include your full address so we can notify your state senator and representative of your support.
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Cristina Thompson commented on Texas legislature is preparing to gut the state program that prohibits puppy mills 2020-10-23 13:40:58 -0500Please. we have already a Horrific situation in Texas and all the south with overbreeding , I have already a few open cases of unlicenced breeders open under investigation,, this must be STOP! Way to much animal abuse our shelters are full, we also need a law in texas that oversee dogs charities organizations,, asking for donation.. not following the laws ..of having the dogs pull from shelters having them chip, vaccinated, and S/N ,, moving them out of state where ?>to other states that permit dogs to be used for laboratory studies? or to be sold for little or nothing to dogfighting gangs ? This is criminal activities that need to be STOP!..please have these people out to work not use innocent dogs for just a few bucks change,, the majority have a criminal background ..please stop! Are we a civilized state or not?