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Fri May 24, 2019, 09:59 PM

North Texans plan 'Dogs against Stickland' protest after tea party rep kills anti-tethering bill

AUSTIN Rep. Jonathan Stickland's decision to kill a bipartisan anti-animal cruelty bill has some of his constituents barking mad.

On Memorial Day, a group of dog owners in Bedford will hold a "Dogs Against Stickland" 1-mile walk to protest their representative's decision to bring down Senate Bill 295, which would make it a crime to use a chain, weighted leash or short tether to restrain a dog outside. The bipartisan bill would also have required dog owners to ensure that pets have access to shelter, shade and water.

The bill passed easily in the Senate and a House committee, and had one last step passing on the House floor before it would have headed to Gov. Greg Abbott's desk for his signature or veto.

That's when Stickland blocked further debate on the bill using a legislative maneuver called a "point of order," effectively killing it with just one week left in the session. A self-described "libertarian Republican," Stickland has killed or attempted to derail debate on dozens of bills this year, claiming they infringe on personal liberties, property rights or religious freedom.

Read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-legislature/2019/05/24/north-texans-plan-dogs-stickland-protest-after-tea-party-rep-kills-anti-tethering-bill

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TexasTowelie May 24 OP
CurtEastPoint May 24 #1
Susan Calvin May 24 #2
Desert grandma May 24 #3

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 10:13 PM

1. This smug libertarian/GOP fucker is an obstructionist. That is all.

He has passed one bill in X years.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri May 24, 2019, 10:15 PM

2. That is disgusting.

What earthly reason could any human being have for opposing this? For some reason I thought chaining dogs was already illegal in Texas.

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Response to Susan Calvin (Reply #2)

Fri May 24, 2019, 11:15 PM

3. Why does he keep getting re-elected?

Scumbag. Don't just protest...vote him out!!! There must be some reasonable person who can run against him and win. This is disgusting. Would hate to have him or his family in my city.

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