The Texas Humane Legislation Network cordially invites you to a gathering to discuss the 2019 legislative session and how you can get political for animals. Many animal welfare bills have already been filed to advance the humane treatment of animals this session and THLN will be prioritizing bills to fix our broken statute regulating dog shelter and restraint and crack down on predatory practices at pet stores.
Shelby Bobosky, Esq., Board President, will present an introduction to THLN and take an in depth look at the bills relating to our companion animals and how you can effectuate change for thousands of animals this session.
This event is open to the public, but we do ask that you RSVP for a ticket so we can ensure seats and refreshments for all.
Host: Participating Organizations of the El Paso The Animal Collaborative
The Texas Humane Legislation Network and El Paso Animal Collaborative cordially invites you to El Paso's inaugural Animal Lobby Day! Come learn what animal protection issues are at stake in the 2019 session and how you can get political for animals.
THLN endorsed legislator, Rep. Joe Moody, the first El Paso legislator to achieve Speaker pro tem, will be in attendance to share his insight on how citizen advocates like you can best coalesce your voices for the animals.
Laura Donahue Halloran will also be on hand to discuss THLN's priority legislation and how you can help make change in Austin! From critical protections for tied-out dogs, banning the predatory practice of "pet leasing", enabling the adoption of retired research animals, to allowing good Samaritans to free dogs in hot cars --exciting legislation has already been filed to advance the humane treatment of animals this session.
THLN will be prioritizing bills to fix our broken statute regulating dog shelter and restraint and crack down on predatory practices at pet stores. Laura will break down the critical elements of these bills and explain how you can help us spread the word.
This event is open to the public, but we do ask that you RSVP so we can ensure seats for all.
Friday, March 29, 2019 at 09:00 AM through March 30, 2019Lonestar College, Montgomery, TX47 RSVPs
We are pleased to announce our inaugural 2019 “Laws for Paws” Symposium, in partnership with Texas Unites!
This symposium will focus on laws for "local" paws, and presentations will focus on the intersections between federal and state animal laws and local ordinances. Topics explore current animal statutes at the top and how they intersect our work at the local level. The content of this symposium will be accessible for anyone seeking to promote change in local law and policy or understand the nuances of enforcing such laws, but will also include cutting-edge informative for veterans in the field.
Sessions will address trending issues such as service dogs, dangerous dogs and hold times for animals at the shelter. Speakers will also learn how to help advance local animal laws, and how to start an animal welfare court. The day will end with an exciting moot court presentation for those who testify in animal cruelty cases on behalf of the prosecution.
We are honored to have Nancy Blaney, Director of Government Affairs with the Animal Welfare Institute in Washington DC, as our keynote speaker!
Continuing Legal Education credits and Animal Control Officer credits are pending.
THLN has reserved a block of rooms at the Renaissance-Arboretum Hotel for the night of Thursday, April 25th. To reserve a room in this block, go here or call the hotel directly at (512) 343-2626 or (800) 468-3571 and ask for a room in the “THLN” block.
There is special rate for Government Employees and students - if you qualify please contact Louise Roberts here.
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 07:00 AM through April 29, 2019Renaissance Austin Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Blvd, Austin, TX 7875919 RSVPs