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In A Victory For Animal Welfare, The ...

Jan 13, 2021

THLN helped to establish the Program in 2011, which has been instrumental in preventing puppy mill practices.

Austin, Texas – Today, the Texas Sunset Commission voted to maintain the Licensed Breeders Program under the Texas Department of Lice...

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Chair Nicole Collier Files THLN’s Top...

December 18, 2020

”Safe Outdoor Dogs” legislation will improve public safety and ensure dogs have basic standards while restrained outside. 

Austin, Texas – Today, Chair Nicole Collier filed HB 873, Texas Humane Legislation Network’s (THLN) top priority legislative item, to ensure dogs are properly restrained ...

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Our Fight is Not Over: The Texas Legi...

Jul 14, 2020

Before 2011, it was all too common for the animal rescue community across Texas to have to step in and save large numbers of animals that had been seized by law enforcement because of cruel treatment they suffered while being used as non-stop puppy producers for unregulated puppy mills. Those seizures were just t...

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Shop THLN Merch

Jul 10, 2020

We are excited to announce the launch of the new Texas Humane Legislation Network online store! You no longer have to wait for special events to get your hands on THLN merch -- now you can shop from the comfort of your home! 

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Safety First on the Fourth!

Jul 2, 2020

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and although this year is an atypical one, there may still be festivities in your area. Whether you participate or not, it’s important to make sure your pets get through the celebrations safely and comfortably. Below, we share some general tips for keeping animals cool...

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Your Vote Counts This Summer!

Updated Jul 21, 2020

Update: The Results Are In!

Thanks for supporting us with your vote! The primary runoffs are over, and here’s how our endorsements did:

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. (District 27) - WON...

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Texas legislature is preparing to gut...

Jun 6, 2020

We wanted to immediately alert you to a disturbing development: the Texas legislature is preparing to gut the state program that prohibits puppy mills. If you are one of the animal lovers who helped us pass the 2011 Texas Dog & Cat Breeder Act to regulate the conditions in large-scale animal...

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How we keep our dogs outside is a com...

May 19, 2020

We all know someone who has been bitten by a dog at some point in our lives. These incidents affect hundreds, if not thousands of Texans each year, but it is a largely untold story in our communities that dogs restrained outside by their owners are actually more dangerous than roaming packs of dogs.

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Curious Texas: Netflix series ‘Tiger ...

May 27, 2020
Article By: Anna Clare Payne

But animal advocates say it doesn’t fully reveal the real dangers and cruel conditions of the exotic animal industry i...

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Animal Cruelty Awareness Month

Apr 29, 2020

The Lone Star State Has Made Major Strides in Preventing Animal Cruelty.

“When I was a thoughtless boy, I took the life of a mother bird. I remember my father was greatly grieved and said, ‘Millard, do you realize what you have done? You have taken the li...

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