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Why we fight: Ryder's story

“His coat is faded, his ears burned from a life outside. He was found roaming with this chain and padlock around his neck. The chain, embedded into his neck. He was not a pet nor a family member. He was a prisoner.”

These are the words o...

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Hundreds Lobby for Animals

If there’s one thing that inspires us at THLN, it’s the passion -- and compassion -- of our supporters.

Thousands of Texans (on social media and in real life) rally behind dogs like Rocko and Trooper, support our mission as a Fierce 500 ally, and Read More Share

The Tethering Bill that Failed Last S...

As the temperatures rise across Texas, the number of animals who are dying because of extreme heat and lack of adequate shelter is also climbing.

We’re hearing horror stories from McAllen to Abilene to Lubbock. Animals are being left outdoors, on chains, without sufficient shade and water, and they are suffering cruel deaths ...

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Help end dog chaining in Texas now!

Friends: While July 4th is a celebration of our freedom for most of us, for thousands of Texas dogs, it was just another day in chains.

Some of you may remember my story about Red, whose chains I carry with me at all times to remind me about the vulnerable lives we are fighting for. But now, let me tell you about Rocko: Rocko...

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Guest Blog: Seeking Justice for Repub...

Republic was a starving and gravely ill dog whose owner, Donna E. Hubbard, tried to dump on the side of the road. Concerned citizens saw the crime, confronted Hubbard, and begged her to take Republic to a shelter. They also filmed the entire interaction. On the video, Hubbard grudgingly agreed, tossed Republic's lifeless body into t...

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Meet THLN’s Newest Team Member: Caitl...

Caitlin Dempsey has always had a strong passion for animals and their welfare.

“When I was younger, if I saw an animal on the side of the road, I’d insist my family drop everything and do whatever we could to help,” she recalls. "To this day I continue to volunteer to help animals in need."

In her new role as THLN’s ou...

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Take Action on the 2018 Farm Bill Now!

The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), a.k.a. “the 2018 Farm Bill,” is scheduled for floor action in the US House of Representatives this week! In its current form, this bill poses a double threat...

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Management Does NOT Equal Extinction

The Texas Humane Legislation Network calls for a rebuttal of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) recent report to Congress, submitted under the guise of achieving an “appropriate management level.” With this inhumane and half-baked plan, we believe BLM is shirking its duties to preserve and sustainably manage wild equines, for the...

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It's Time to Strengthen Our Puppy Mil...

It’s been seven years since we passed key puppy mill legislation to address “large-scale breeders,” otherwise known as our puppy mill law.

A Texas agency, the Department of Licensing and Regulation, is in charge of administering the law by adopting rules to ensure the health and safety of every animal in a licensed facility.

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Give Me Shelter

We all remember the destruction caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. But the devastation of these two storms wasn’t limited to human loss and suffering.

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