Our Victories

Pet Evacuation Bill

The Pet Evacuation Bill (HB 88, passed in 2007) requires that all companion and service animals be included in evacuation plans in the event of a natural disaster.  Previously, evacuees had to either abandon their pets or leave them at local emergency shelters during natural disasters.

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Puppy Mill Regulation

In 2011 the Texas Humane Legislation Network was instrumental in passing HB 1451, which licenses and regulates large scale commercial dog and cat breeders. The Dog and Cat Breeder Act provides basic protections for tens of thousands of dogs and cats confined and raised in large scale breeding facilities by requiring humane housing and...

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Roadside Sale of Live Animals

THLN's work on this bill (SB 254, passed in 2007) helped tighten up regulations governing roadside sales of live animals.  Prior to 2007, commissioners' courts in counties with a population of 2.2 million or more were authorized to regulate the sale of animals on a public highway or road, in the right-of-way of a public highway or road...

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Use of the Gas Chamber as a Method of...

THLN BILL: SB 360 - Relating to methods used by an animal shelter to euthanize a dog or cat ("The Gassing Bill"). This bill prohibited the use of the gas chamber as a method of euthanasia in shelters, requiring euthanasia by injection on shelter dogs and cats. THIS BILL PASSED BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE AND WAS SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR ON...

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