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Big Cat Public Safety Act Signed into...

Originally Published in: The Times Freestone CountyPublished on: January 7, 2023Written By: Admin At the end of December, President Biden signed The Big Cat Public Safety Act (BCPSA) into law. The Texas Humane Legislation Network (THLN) was instrumental in its passage and has advocated against the private ownership of wild animals, inc...

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President Biden signs Big Cat Public ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 20, 2022 Austin, TX – Today, President Biden signed The Big Cat Public Safety Act (BCPSA) into law. The Texas Humane Legislation Network (THLN) was instrumental in its passage and has advocated against the private ownership of wild animals, including big cats, since 2001 by helping to enact the Dangerous W...

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Thumbs: Tiger King Dethroned

Originally Published in: Houston ChroniclePublished on: December 10, 2022Written By: The Editorial Board Thumbs Up: “Tiger King,” the Netflix documentary series that once boasted “murder, mayhem and madness” in episodes exposing the seedy, dangerous and abusive underworld of exotic animal exploitation, can now boast a more respectable ...

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Representative Jared Patterson Files ...

Representative Jared Patterson Files Bill to Halt Puppy Mill Pipeline into Texas HB 870 requires retail pet stores to source animals from shelters and rescues. AUSTIN, TX – On December 2, Representative Jared Patterson (R-Frisco) filed HB 870, which like its 2021 predecessor HB 1818, will help put an end to cruel puppy mill practices a...

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U.S. Senate Passes Big Cat Public Saf...

Originally Published in: EIN PresswirePublished on: December 7, 2022Written By: Marty Irby | Animal Wellness Action Groups lobbied the Congress with Texas Humane Legislation Network to close out abuse of dangerous big cats in our communities We applaud Animal Wellness Action and Big Cat Rescue in passing this monumental legislation.” ...

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New Braunfels City Council votes 4-3 ...

Originally Published in: New Braunfels Herald-ZeitungPublished on: October 25, 2022Written By: Steve Knight New Braunfels became the 14th Texas city to adopt a pet sales measure after City Council members on Monday approved the final reading of an ordinance banning retail pet stores from selling dogs and cats from commercial breeders. ...

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New Braunfels City Council to mull ba...

Originally Published in: New Braunfels Herald-ZeitungPublished on: October 7, 2022Written By: Steve Knight New Braunfels City Council members on Monday will consider the first reading of a proposed ordinance amendment that would prohibit retail pet shops from procuring and selling cats and dogs from commercial breeding facilities. The ...

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THLN Announces Endorsed Candidates th...

  We choose to endorse these candidates based on four major criteria: The candidate's overall voting record and platform; The candidate's performance on animal protection issues as an incumbent; The candidate's prospect of mounting a credible, competitive campaign; and The candidate’s previous animal welfare record at the local level...

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THLN Announces Endorsements in the 20...

Endorsed candidates were selected based on the following criteria: What is their voting record on animal-related bills? How did they respond to questions about important animal welfare issues? Are they running an effective campaign? The following 2022 Primary Runoff candidates have earned THLN's endorsement: SD27 Morgan LaMantia   H...

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