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Governor Vetoes Animal Cruelty Bill

Gov. Greg Abbott

TSN – Animal-rights groups are planning to try again after Governor Abbott vetoed legislation they had worked for years to get passed. The Safe Outdoor Dogs Act would have required pet owners to shelter their animals from extreme weather conditions and eliminated a requirement for police officers to wait for 24-hours before removing animals from unsafe conditions. The Governor said the state already has laws on the books to prevent animal cruelty, and the bill amounted to micro-managing.