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    Humane Lobby Day is a day when animal lovers from all walks of life, and from all across the state, meet at the Capitol to advocate for animals. No experience is necessary, just a passion for protecting animals from harm. At Humane Lobby Day, we will teach you all you need to know to effectively engage with lawmakers on the most important animal-related bills under consideration by the Legislature. Most of all, Humane Lobby Day is fun! After a full day of getting briefed on bills, special guest speakers, meeting with legislators, and networking with like-minded Texans, you’ll be empowered to take that knowledge back to your community – and you will know you made a difference for animals!

    Thursday, March 23, 2023
    8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    Capitol Extension Auditorium – Room E1.004
    Texas State Capitol
    1100 Congress Ave.
    Austin, TX 78701

    Schedule at a Glance:

    8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Check-in at the Capitol
    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Presentation on Legislative Priorities
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Gather on the Capitol Steps
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Lunch & meetings with Legislators

    Parking:

    Public parking is available at the Capitol Area Visitors garage at 1201 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701. Street parking is difficult to find near the Capitol, so we encourage parking in the garage. Parking is free for the first 2 hours, $1 for each half hour thereafter, and the maximum daily charge is $12.

    Accommodations:

    DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin
    303 W. 15th Street,
    Austin, TX 78701-1692
    Phone: 512-478-7000

    We have a block of rooms with a discounted rate of $279 per night and a discounted rate for parking. Deadline to book your room is March 31st.

    RESERVE YOUR ROOM

    Join us For Libations and Legislation:

    Please join us on Wednesday, March 22 for our welcome reception to kick off Humane Lobby Day! Advocates throughout the state will come together to lobby for the humane treatment of animals. Enjoy vegan apps and drinks as we celebrate coming together for the animals!

    RSVP HERE

    What should I wear to Humane Lobby Day?

    We are all for wearing comfortable clothing and shoes on Humane Lobby Day. Casual clothes, including casual business attire, boots, and jeans are all acceptable. To make the best possible impression on legislators, we discourage wearing flip-flops, shorts, or gym wear

    Become A Sponsor!

    Would you like to be a Humane Lobby Day Hero by sponsoring a portion of the program? THLN Humane Lobby Day sponsorship opportunities include displaying the sponsor’s name on Humane Lobby Day materials and an opportunity to introduce a Guest Speaker.

    To become a sponsor, or if you have any additional questions, please contact Shelby Bobosky: [email protected]

    WHEN
    March 23, 2023 at 8:30am
    WHERE
    Capitol Extension Auditorium (Room E1.004) - Texas State Capitol
    1100 Congress Ave
    Austin, TX 78701
    United States
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  • Texas Civil Seizure Law for Animals: Texas' Best Kept Secret

    Under Texas law, animals seized as evidence under the Texas Penal Code may be held for long periods of time while the arrested violator’s criminal trial makes its way through the justice system. Many don't know about the civil seizure law wherein abused animals can be seized under the Texas Health and Safety Code, which carries less of a burden of proof, no arrest, and allows the animals' disposition within a ten-day period, pending any appeals. In this webinar, learn all about the Texas civil seizure law, when to use it and how it is a great alternative in removing cruelly treated animals. 

    Animal lawyer and animal law expert Lara Tomlin is an appellate attorney at the Denton County District Attorney's office. She is board certified in Criminal Appellate Law and handles animal-related cases, including seizure hearings for cruelly treated animals. She has also served on the Denton Animal Support Foundation board of directors, an organization that supports the Denton Animal Shelter. 

    When you RSVP, you will automatically land on a page with the webinar.  

    WHEN
    April 01, 2029 at 6:00pm
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  • Texas Puppy Mills: Saving the Program that Regulates Large-Scale Breeders

    THLN Executive Director, Shelby Bobosky, along with special guests Jaime Olin, THLN Legislative Chair, Monica Ailey, AIR President, and Lauren Loney, HSUS Texas State Director discuss navigating the legal landscape of large-scale breeding facilities in Texas. This webinar will include basic information on puppy mills, what led to the passage of the Texas Dog & Cat Breeder Act, and how you can help preserve it. 

    Whether you simply want to educate yourself on puppy mills or understand the Breeders Program better, THLN needs your help to achieve justice for dogs and cats in large-scale breeding facilities!

    When you RSVP, you will automatically land on a page with the webinar.  

    WHEN
    May 01, 2029 at 6:00pm
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  • Take the survey: What are your top animal protection priorities for 2018?

    What are your top animal protection priorities for 2018?

    Thank you for participating in this 10 question survey! Many of these animal welfare issues were addressed in legislation that failed in the 2017 Texas session, and others represent areas of concern consistently reported by our stakeholders, partners and chapters. We know this is not a comprehensive list of all areas of crises for animals, and we welcome your feedback.

    Take the survey