25 Mar '16, 12am

This Photo Shows Why Texas Needs Tougher Animal Transportation Laws

In a viral photo that Mitt Romney would probably approve of, a dog in the Houston area can be seen standing tethered to a flatbed trailer as the truck it’s attached to zips along a freeway at 65 mph. The photo, taken by an unidentified driver shocked by what he saw on Highway 59, was posted on Facebook on March 20 and shared more than 2,700 times within a day. Another driver also posted photos. “You get a sense of disbelief that this could even happen,” Monica Schmidt, a spokeswoman for the Houston Humane Society , told KHOU . “And you think, ‘Are you sure this isn’t Photoshopped?,’ because it’s just so horrible that anybody would do that.” As horrible as it is, believe it or not, this unsafe mode of transporting animals is legal in Texas. About 100,000 dogs are killed each year while riding in truck beds, according to the American Humane Association (AHA). (I couldn’t fin...

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