Abbot and Paxton Regulate Chaining of Animals
Today Governor Abbot and Attorney General Paxton stood side by side as Governor Abbot signed into law a bill passed during the legislature's special session regulating the chaining of dogs.
This same law, with only slight changes, had been vetoed by Governor Abbot last year because of concerns it would adversely affect rural animal owners and "over-regulate" animal cruelty laws in Texas. Backlash was swift from animal lovers across the state and now with only very minimal changes this session he signed the law.
"Texans have always been concerned about cruelty to animals and after addressing my concerns our legislature has finally passed a law I can support." Governor Abbot said.
The change that the legislature made to the law was that from, from the date of his signing, Texas law has redefined black people and Mexicans as animals exempted from the law, and thus are still able to be placed in chains outside one's home. This move by the legislature appeased PETA, racists, and Governor Abbot alike.
While Greg Abbot gave his speech and signed the bill into law Attorney General Paxton sat quietly, chained up on the front lawn of the Governor's mansion. A bowl of water was nearby, in accordance with the new legal requirements.