Save Our Dogs! Require Education and Training in Animal Control for Texas Law Enforcement Officers sign now

We, the undersigned, believe in preserving the lives of animals in the State of Texas. After many recent incidents of domesticated animals being shot to death in Texas, it is clear that a precise policy for the handling of all animals, regardless of breed or sex, needs to be implemented in our state. We believe that such a policy should end with the killing of a domesticated animal, not begin with it. Profiling an animal by its breed is no different than profiling a person for his or her race. Subsequently, such a policy should be developed that educates law enforcement on breeds that are stereotypically considered dangerous. This will help to ensure that the action of any officer in the State of Texas exerts only the minimal amount of force necessary to take control of the animal in the situation.Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 829, outlines the requirements for educating and training Animal Control Officers. Since it is possible that a situation may arise in which animal control cannot be contacted in a timely manner, we the undersigned petition that the Texas Legislature require the development and implementation of such a program for all Law Enforcement Officers in the State of Texas. The development and implementation of such a policy would not only guarantee that innocent animals are not being treated in a cruel manner as outlined in Texas Penal Code Section 42.092, but would also eliminate the undue pain and suffering forced upon the owner of the animal. I certify, by signature below, that I am a citizen of the State of Texas, with voting privileges, who agrees with the above statements.

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