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03/30/05 - Texas

Working For Stricter Animal Cruelty Laws

by Jessica Cervantez

Several bills are now being considered that would help protect animals more. Some of them involve stricter laws against training animals to fight each other. Another, would require longer chains for animals when they are tied up.

Members of the humane society in Lufkin say they know it takes more than passing new laws to keep animals safe.

Kim Frels, with the Angelina County Humane Society, said, "No matter what kind of teeth our legislature puts into these laws, without our judicial system enforcing these laws, it won't make a difference. Our judicial system is going to have to work for the animals."

The humane society now has several animals up for adoption at the Winnie Berry Pet Adoption Center off the loop.

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