Victory for Texas Pets – Breeders Fail To Stop Puppy Mill Law

1 February 2013

Victory for Texas Pets – Breeders and RPOA FAIL in Attempt To Stop Puppy Mill Law

THLN has just released the following statement:

“On January 31, 2013, a federal judge in Austin, Texas rejected a request for an injunction filed by Texas breeders in order to overturn the Texas puppy mill law. The lawsuit, filed by three Texas breeders and RPOA, was a last ditch attempt to block enforcement of the state’s new puppy mill law, which went into effect on Sept. 1, 2012.

The new law requires the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to inspect and license large-scale commercial dog and cat breeders with 11 or more breeding females and who sell 20 or more puppies or kittens each year. Along with requiring a license and inspection, it also establishes minimum standards for the humane handling, care, housing and transportation of dogs and cats by commercial breeders.”

Congratulations to THLN!

Texas is definitely making progress for pets and this is a victory to celebrate! But there is still so much more to do!

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