4-Month-Old Filly Desperately Looking For A Drink In The
Mid-August Texas Heat Which Can Easily Top 100F+.
     Frozen Water Is The Same As NO Water !
Note the lip prints on the ice.  These marks show how
the horses - suffering from thirst - tried repeatedly,
and unsuccessfully, to get a drink .  
                                   On September 1, 2007 HB #2328 went into effect in Texas

According to the Texas Humane Legislation Network (  www.thln.com  ) 'Passage of this bill closes numerous “loopholes” in the current
animal cruelty statute that for years have allowed many aggregated acts of animal cruelty to go unpunished.'

Additionally, the SPCA Of Texas
(  www.spca.org   ) reported in  'Animal Talk, Winter 2007/2008 Volume 42' that:

The Texas 'House concurred with the Senate version of the animal cruelty bill (HB 2328, sponsored by State Rep Beverly Woolley and and
State Senator John Whitmire) and it was signed by Governor Perry.  For the first time in history it is a crime to:

                 -   
Commit acts of cruelty to stray and feral dogs and cats;
                 -  "Recklessly" commit cruelty to an animal (prosecutors will no longer have to prove that a person  
                      intended to commit cruelty.);
                 -   Kill or cause serious bodily injury to animals "in a cruel manner" - which is defined as "a manner that
                      causes or permits unnecessary or unjustifiable pain or suffering" (it will no longer be necessary to
                      prove "torture");
                 -   Fail to provide water to an animal in a person's custody.'
                                                                              
August 23, 2006
January 17, 2007
December 6,2007
                    Dry As A Bone -
Nothing left but dirt and debris!  The teeth marks on the
side of the tank indicate the distress the horses probably
felt while searching for water.
In the words of the SPCA of Texas, the passage of HB 2328 is a "Huge victory for horses".
In the article the SPCA goes on to say that:

'A prosecutor must still prove " torture" in cases involving cruelty to "livestock animals" (horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, etc.).  
However, "torture" is defined as "any act that causes unnecessary or unjustifiable pain  or suffering."

This is the identical protection that was given to non-livestock animals!  So, for the most part, the livestock vs. non-livestock protections
are a distinction without a difference.'
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