New Texas Law Protect Pets From Domestic Violence

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The American Humane Association reports that 71 percent of  battered women who own pets say that their abusers had threatened, maimed or killed family pets as a means of intimidation – or out of revenge.

In order to prevent pets from being used as pawns in abusive relationships, TX lawmakers have embraced new legislation that will provide specific protections for pets subjected to violence in their homes. And while domestic abuse may never be completely eradicated, those involved in spearheading protective programs for victims say this represents a big step in the right direction.