Target: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Goal: Regulate large-scale puppy and kitten mills in Texas
Recently, in the state of Texas, a new law went into effect that requires the licensing and inspection of all large-scale pet breeders. The law also establishes minimum standards for the care, housing, and transportation of the animals. Breeders selling mass quantities of puppies, kittens, and other pets will now be forced to adhere to state animal welfare standards. The requirements will hopefully reduce the amount of cruelty experienced by these animals while in the care of the breeding companies.
As to be expected, the breeders are not pleased with the new law. They claim that if they are forced to keep their animals in humane conditions, feed them quality food, and handle them gently, their profits will be reduced. Lower profits generated from their companies means Texas’s state economy will suffer. Due to these concerns, many of the breeders have filed appeals with the U.S. District Court in Texas, forcing the court to reexamine the law and decide its validity.
Regulating puppy mills and other animal breeding facilities will not spell ruin for these companies or Texas. The law ensures better lives for the animals while in the care of the breeders. The changes will not force the breeders into bankruptcy, nor will they destroy Texas’s massive economy. The animals will simply be happier and healthier. Please encourage the U.S. District Court in Texas to uphold the new law.
Dear U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas,
Your state is the largest provider of kittens and puppies from “mills” in the United States. Each day, the animals that live in these large-scale breeding facilities are given poor care. They have little space, terrible food, and are handled improperly. Many die from neglect or disease.
The new law requiring the regulation of these breeding facilities is very beneficial for the animals. Breeders now must apply and receive a license before starting their business. Their facilities would be subject to inspections, and they would be required to adhere to Texas’s animal welfare standards. These changes ensure that the animals sold by the breeders will have much better lives.
Breeding companies will fight against this law. They claim that if they are forced to keep their animals in humane conditions, feed them quality food, and handle them gently, their profits will be hampered. This is simply not true. The law will not force the breeders into bankruptcy, nor will it destroy Texas’s massive economy. It will simply ensure better lives for animals.
Please uphold the law regulating puppy and kitten mills. These animals need protection. Thank you.
[Your Name Here]
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