Texas Humane Legislation Network Calls for Puppy Mill Crackdown
“Sadly, this is typical of the hundreds of puppy mills that are operating throughout
Legislation to regulate commercial breeding operations passed the House of Representatives, but died in committee when it reached the Senate. The bill addressed large-scale breeders only and would have exempted breeders keeping 10 or fewer adult breeding female dogs or cats.
A group that calls itself the “Responsible Pet Owners Alliance,” representing breeders, dealers, pet store retailers and related commercial interests, opposed this bill.
The Humane Society of
Texas Humane Legislation Network encourages everyone to adopt their companion animals from local shelters or rescue groups and to never buy dogs or cats from pet stores or through online ads.
THLN, a mainstream, grassroots organization, has been a leading advocate for strong animal protection laws at the Texas Legislature since 1975. For more information, please visit thln.org.
SOURCE Texas Humane Legislation Network