Saturday, April 4, 2009

TEXAS! Super IMPORTANT!

Hey Pals...

There is an absolute INSANE bill being proposed here in Texas and we need everyone to help keep it from becoming a law!

In a nutshell...

***If a dog barks aggressively on its owner's property behind a fence and it seems dangerous — it could be deemed vicious.

***In addition, in cities with a population of more than one million, HB 1982 will prevent dogs that weigh over 40 pounds from going to dog parks.

This isn't about a certain breed of dog...this affects ALL kinds of dogs and all sizes!

You've gotta get your pawrents right on this, the hearing is Monday and there's not much time!!

Here's the link to details:

http://content.bestfriends.org/he/vo.aspx?FileID=f904d59f-1e01-443d-80af-b2d1c373548e&MemberID=82422280&MailID=8898067

15 comments:

tnbullterrors said...

Hey guys, we're over from Bolo's place! We don't live in TX, but we know how you feel about all these dumb laws, they scare us cause we're usually on that dumb BSL list. Hope them dumb bills don't pass!

Feather, Darla & Pappy, the TN Bull Terrors

The Bumpass Hounds said...

We'll write to the County Committee but being we live in Virginia it might not help. Sounds like a knee jerk reaction to some individual problem. Of course Texas has the Dalles SPCA that got wrung out on TV so youse guys do strange things down there. Hope you get it stopped or at least modified. Heck, most assistance dogs weigh more than 40 lbs.
- TBH

wally said...

Uh, given that our hobby is barking like maniacs at the fence (a habit that now causes me to pass out) I see the complete insanity of this bill. Oh, and we're all over 40 pounds.

I'm barking mad!

wally t.

Asta said...

That is outwagous!!! and Widicoolous! What numscullthought that one up?
I will see if I can do anything fwom all the way in NY( I think maybe Texas politicians don't like Nyews too much HEHEHE) but I'll twy
good luck in defeating this
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Tiffany said...

WOW! I'm in Texas but hadn't heard of this until now. I'll contact my "representatives" NOW.

Raising Addie said...

Oh my... this is crazy!

We had heard that they had a bill going in Austin about puppy mills. We had no idea about this one.

We're on it. Thank you for letting us know.

If this passes there will be a TON of unhappy dogs and pet owners!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie

Raising Addie said...

We have send letters to all of the representatives.

We sure do hope that it helps!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie

Moco said...

The only one of us that is over 40# never barks. How stupid is that bill.

Nibbles Treats said...

These are crazy rules that should never be allowed. We hope that the vote fails miserably! Keeping our paws crossed!

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

daisydog said...

This is nuts. So knee jerk, people need to educate themselves about dogs and responsible ownership!

Sophie Brador said...

This is complete insanity. Is this a bill that's being snuck in, and why? I can't believe they would attempt such a thing. I hope that Texan dog lovers come out in thousands to protest.

xo
SB

P.S. I see that Bear's birthday is coming up and it is making me swoon a little.

Fred said...

Thanks for the Texas heads-up! Crazy law!

Helios said...

Whoever is the person who thought of such an idiotic ruling???!!

Huskee and Hershey said...

Oh dear this is really ridiculous.. so where do dogs that weigh over 40 pounds go for their walkies?? The shopping mall??!
It's really all about responsible owners.. and what's wrong if a dog is barking behind the fence on it's owner's property??! Gosh.. this is insane...

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

We bet those rules R made up by non-dog-animal people - stupid stupid!! Keep us posted.

-da boyz, Cosmos & Juneau-