June 2011 -
Last week Rick Perry said on network news that he is
"thinking about" running for President. Rush
Limbaugh said Perry for President would be a "game changer" and
regardless of party affiliation, most Americans
would agree. Perry is powerful. And he's a busy guy,
what with all the thinking and strategizing going on
in his camp. He doesn't have time to read every word
of every bill that someone with a vested interest
puts on his desk for signature.>
But every animal owner in Texas
has better take time to read this. HB 1451,
introduced by two Democrats, "establishes a new
state bureaucracy to regulate home dog and cat
breeders mandating inspections of private property,
large fees and enormous fines. The new law allows
the right of entry into citizens' homes without
warrant and without the owners' presence and
establishes a "bounty fund" to pay activists for
reporting dog and cat breeders to the Texas
Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR.) The
bill regulates law abiding Texas citizens and
hampers economic and business growth in order to
promote the private agenda of heavily financed
special interest groups. The HSUS/ASPCA/PETA backed
bill violates personal property rights,
contradicting key values that Governor Perry
professes to uphold and important principles of his
campaign." This synopsis is from
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It does not matter which state you’re in! If enough of you take
2 minutes out of your busy day to protect your
own vested interest,
Rick Perry will get the message. Ask Governor Rick Perry to "VETO HB 1451" the misnamed "Puppy Mill
Bill." Perry's campaign managers will get a national
message loud and clear. That is, if dog and cat
owners care enough to fight for their pets - and for
their Constitutional Rights to own Property, to be
free of Search and Seizure, and the right to
The following excerpts are from Diane Amble, RPOA Texas Outreach and
Responsible Pet Owners Alliance
"HB 1451 is not written to regulate dog and cat
breeders, but to eliminate them. Tell Rick Perry
this is Texas and not California! If he doesn't veto
this bill, we'll remember at election time! Tell him
you own dogs and/or cats and you vote in every
election. Use any of the Talking Points below if you
wish (or use your own).
"HB 1451 was not written for Texas and is being
steamrolled all across the country by HSUS, an
animal "rights" organization. In 2005 HSUS failed to
get PAWS, a federal bill, passed to license every
dog breeder in the U.S. and vowed to take it to the
states. Senator Rick Santorum sponsored the HSUS
bill and lost his next election.
"HB 1451 was defeated last session. Texas Humane
Legislation Network (THLN) is the Texas lapdog for
HSUS and responsible for the extreme animal "rights"
legislation we face each legislative session. Last
November's elections have shown that voters want an
government and we certainly didn't see that with
The bill was rammed through by Rep.
Thompson and Senator Whitmire - same sponsors as
last session. Every legislative rule in the book was
broken; meeting notice requirements suspended, etc.
Allegedly Rep. Thompson threatened to block any
bills from going through her Local & Consent
Calendar Committee if legislators didn't support her
bill. The vote was corrupted!"
Folks, that is what you saw happen to the Medicare
Bill aka Obama Care, and other federal bills.
Secret sessions behind closed doors, then legislators
are forced to vote on something they don't care
about or haven't read. That is the way "politics" is
done since before the turn of the century. Democrat,
Republican, Libertarian, Tea Party supporter, it
doesn't matter, we can't let the HSUS, PETA, and
other animal rights groups subvert our political
process and thereby change the face of America.
Here's what RPOA Texas Outreach and Responsible Pet
Owners Alliance plan to do:
"Every legislator who voted "Aye" on HB 1451 has
been recorded and will be publicized extensively
through many web sites in Texas and elsewhere.
President Cile Holloway, Texas Humane Legislation
Network, has publicly stated they wanted to get
"anything" passed this session and come back
later. Senator Whitmire said the bill will be back
next session. HB 1451 is only the beginning -- not
the end. "The standards adopted under this section
must at a minimum meet federal USDA regulations."
The only breeders who can meet these standards are
the existing 36 USDA licensed facilities in Texas.
There will be no more breeder licenses sold unless
expensive new facilities are built. With pet stores
banned in Austin and El Paso, the handwriting is on
"The exemptions hastily added to the bill at the
last minute are meaningless and will have to be
defined in the court system. Dogs "bred for hunting,
herding, tracking, chasing, pointing, flushing, or
retrieving game, competing in field trials, hunting
tests, or similar organized performance
events" is ambiguous and not defined anywhere.
Selling any puppies from those litters as family
"pets" is questionable.
"Since the Breeder License is renewed annually, a
dog that qualifies one year may not qualify in
subsequent years. The rules are yet to be written by
an Advisory Committee which will undoubtedly be
stacked with THLN members. Della Lindquist, an
attorney with Texas Department of Licensing &
Regulation (the agency that helped write and will
interpret/enforce the law) has been exposed as an
Austin animal "rights" extremist.
"The bill refers only to "dog and cat breeder" now
with all reference to "commercial and high volume
breeder" removed. It was always meant to apply
to show dog and cat breeders and exhibitors. There
is no legal definition of a "Puppy Mill."
"This legislative session has seen bills filed to
eventually end ALL dog and cat breeding, sterilize
every dog and cat in the state and establish a "Pet
Abuser Registry" to elevate animals to human status
as in a "Sex Offender Registry." It doesn't take a
rocket scientist to see their radical agenda.
Despite an avalanche of mail and
calls asking Governor
Rick Perry to "VETO HB 1451", he ignored his
With Perry now running for
President, the HSUS anti-breeder bill moves
closer to becoming national law.
2012 candidate Rick Perry’s position on
radioactive drinking water, dog owners, health and
privacy rights, Gardasil and Coyotes.
Classic HSUS Lobbying Success - Gov. Rendell
announces needed puppy mill regulation, another HSUS
Lobbying success, from the Puppy Mill state of
former Senator Santorum (PAWS sponsor).