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Strengthen animal cruelty punishments in current Texas Statute 42.09

Steps need to be taken to make animal cruelty a serious crime.  Our current statute considers it a Class A Misdemeanor with multiple convictions required to make this crime a felony. This crime should be a felony and soon.  Additionally, individuals who surrender their animals to avoid prosecution should have to pay restitution to their future caretakers for the care of the animals surrendered.  If stronger punishments are not levied, this cruelty will continue unchecked. 

This petition was delivered to:
  • State Representative
    John Otto
  • State Representative
    Tim Kleinschmidt
  • State Representative
    Ron Reynolds
  • State Representative
    Marsha Farney
  • State Representative
    Abel Herrero
  • State Representative
    Lance Gooden
  • State Representative
    David Simpson
  • State Representative
    John Raney
  • Texas State House
  • Texas State Senate
  • State Representative
    Todd Hunter
  • State Representative
    Geanie Morrison
  • State Representative
    Allan Ritter
  • State Representative
    Steve Toth
  • State Representative
    Greg Bonnen
  • State Representative
    Bryan Hughes
  • State Representative
    James White
  • State Representative
    Travis Clardy
  • State Representative
    Lois Kolkhorst
  • State Representative
    Dennis Bonnen
  • State Representative
    Rick Miller
  • State Representative
    Matt Schaefer
  • Texas Governor


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