news from US – Texas act prohibits killing of healthy animals in pounds – The Companion Animal Protection Act of 2011

Great news to animal welfare! The Texas Companion Animal Protection Act has been implemented. Among other wonderful things, it bans the gas chamber, makes it illegal for shelters to kill if rescue can save them, ends ‘convenience’ killing and requires shelters to be truthful about killing statistics. 

“It is the intent of the State of Texas to curtail the killing of savable animals in the State. In order to accomplish this, the State of Texas finds and declares that:

Protecting animals is a legitimate and public interest

The killing of savable animals in shelters is a tragedy………..

http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/pdf/txcapa.pdf 

Download the full text of the ACT here

DRP Comment:

We wonder how long it will take for Acts like this to appear here in Australia! Tell us your thoughts!

 

 

 

 

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One thought on “news from US – Texas act prohibits killing of healthy animals in pounds – The Companion Animal Protection Act of 2011

  1. Janet October 22, 2011 / 10:48 pm

    ASAP please!

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