Even though the HSUS' official stance on the Texas Companion Animal Act - HB 3450 - is that they don't have one, this is yet another whopper. Like their previous lies, this one makes the truth sound like Alice in Wonderland.
When you visit the HSUS Web site, there is absolutely no mention of HB 3450. Instead, the Texas legal alerts page looks like this:
However, this is a tidy little cover for what's really going on behind the scenes.
The state director for the HSUS in Texas, Nicole Paquette, has been busy sending out e-mails to gather opposition to HB 3450. Thankfully, at least one person saw these e-mails, figured out what was going on, and decided to "out" Nicole.
Click here to check out these e-mails in PDF format, courtesy of Nathan Winograd.
She's already rounded up several so-called animal lovers who agreed to meet with her to discuss HB 3450, including two you may have heard of:
James Bias of the SPCA
Monica Hardy of the THLN
For everyone who's serious about supporting HB 3450, it looks like it's time for the gloves to come off, and for as many of us to expose the HSUS and THLN for what they really stand for.