Thompson's bill would require the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to license and regulate dog and cat breeders and dealers with 11 or more breeding females.
The bill would require these large-scale breeders to provide adequate space to allow the animal to "comfortably stand, sit, turn around and lie down in a natural position" and would prohibit the stacking of cages so feces and urine wouldn't fall onto animals in lower cages. It also would require at least one annual veterinary exam for each breeding animal.
The bill would require the licensing and regulation department to establish eligibility rules for licenses, to conduct criminal background checks on applicants and to annually inspect each licensed breeding facility.
another so called puppy mill law that will have a sever negative effect on hobby breeders as well.11 or more breeding females
http://www.examiner.com/animal-resc...ill-bill-and-other-animal-welfare-legislationThe new law applies to large-scale cat and dog breeders who maintain 11 or more female breeding animals and sell twenty or more animals per year.
HB 1451 requires that breeders be inspected and that enclosures have adequate drainage, are made out of safe materials and have adequate space for animals to comfortably stand, sit, turn around and lie down in a natural position.