Success: Texas Approves New Anti-Abuse and Bestiality Laws

Target: Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas

Goal: Praise Texas for declaring ban on all forms of animal cruelty.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed and approved a law that will crack down on any forms of animal abuse, from poisoning to bestiality. The new law will officially go into effect starting September 1 of this year; additionally, a special law forbidding bestiality will go into effect on the same day.

This law is a huge step forward and has been sorely needed with the sharp rise in animal abuse cases within the past year, especially in Texas. Animals, including people’s beloved pets, have been tortured, killed, poisoned, and even sexually assaulted. Bestiality in particular has become a bigger problem as of late; petitions on ForceChange such as this one have been demanding stronger laws against the rape and sexual abuse of innocent animals. Nevada was the first state to answer the call, and now Texas has joined the effort.

With a law in place to punish animal abusers and rapists immediately, it is hoped that Texas will be a much safer place for animals, and that more states will follow suit in ensuring the strongest punishment for abusers. Sign this petition to thank Texas for approving a stronger anti-abuse law.


Dear Governor Abbott,

Thank you for signing a law to punish animal abusers as severely as legally possible. Too many animals have been killed and tortured, not just in your state but the world over, and despite our best efforts it continues to happen. Thank you for taking a huge step to keep animals safer, and we hope that your efforts will prompt other states to do the same.

Additionally, we are grateful to you creating a separate law solely to stop bestiality. In addition to the many other abuses heaped upon them, animals are facing rape and sexual assault at the hands of humans. This is an especially disgusting crime, and we are glad to see the law working so hard to put a stop to it.

Thank you for approving these laws to protect animals in your state.


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  1. This is such great news for animals in Texas!

  2. Now enforce it, please

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