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Humane Society applauds passage of Texas Cockfighting Bill

AUSTIN, TX (KLTV) - Texas legislature recently passed a bill to close major loopholes in the state's anti-cockfighting laws.

The new legislation strengthens the Texas anti-cockfighting statute by banning the possession of cockfighting birds and weapons and attendance at cockfights.

"We commend the legislature for sending a clear message that this vile criminal industry will not be tolerated in Texas. We encourage Governor Perry to sign this legislation swiftly so that Texas law enforcement will have the tools they need to crack down on the entire cast of characters involved in illegal animal fighting," says Nicole Paquette, the Texas senior state director for the Humane Society of the United States.

For more information on the Humane Society's work against cockfighting, click here.

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