Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Livestock theft penalties to be increased in Texas

Critically needed legislation (Senate Bill 1163, authored by Sen. Kel Seliger) to protect the largest cattle, horse, sheep and goat-producing state in the nation has passed both chambers of the legislature and is headed to Governor Perry's desk.

Stealing livestock and fowl undermines the livelihood of Texas ranchers and farmers, and enhancing the penalty for theft should help protect the families whose businesses are so important to our state's economy. This is yet another reminder – Don’t Mess with Texas.

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association was an early and strong advocate for the legislation. Click here to access a link to the TSCRA press release on the bill's passage.

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