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………..
Download the full text of the ACT here
We wonder how long it will take for Acts like this to appear here in Australia! Tell us your thoughts!