12 May '11, 9pm

Don\'t Let The Texas Puppy Mill Bill Die:

Last week a raid on an alleged puppy mill in Texas discovered 50 dogs living in filthy urine soaked pens without access to food or water. The owner of the property, Margaret Boyd, had been convicted of animal cruelty in 2009 after 500 dogs were seized from her breeding facility when they were found living in squalor. After reading this news you would think the passage of H.B. 1451, the Texas Puppy Mill Bill, would be a slam dunk for legislators, but that is not the case. The bill which was introduced by Representative Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston) and passed in the House in such a heated debate, it may not make it to the Senate for a vote before the session ends. The controversy has gotten so bad, its strongest opponent Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) refers to the bill as "dog Gestapo.” H.B. 1451 is actually pretty tame in comparison to some of the regulations in the 33 ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/dont-let-...

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care2.com 05 May '11, 6pm

Living in their own filth inside urine soaked pens is how rescuers found 50 pregnant dogs and newborn puppies on Wednesday...