Texas

Displaying 101 - 110 of 136
Titlesort descending Summary
TX - Hunting - Subchapter F. Unlawful Controlled Killing of or Attempting to Injure Dangerous Wild Animals. This Texas statute provides that no person may kill or attempt to injure a dangerous wild animal that is in captivity in this state or released from captivity in this state for the purpose of being killed.
TX - Hunting - § 62.002. Computer-Assisted Remote Hunting


Under this Texas statute, a person may not engage in computer-assisted remote hunting or provide or operate such facilities if the animal being hunted is located in Texas. A violation is a Class B misdemeanor.

TX - Hunting - § 62.0125. Harassment of Hunters, Trappers, and Fishermen


This law represents Texas' hunter harassment law, also known as the Sportsman's Rights Act. Under the section, a person may not intentionally interfere with another person lawfully engaged in the process of hunting or catching wildlife, or intentionally harass, drive, or disturb any wildlife for the purpose of disrupting lawful hunting. Violation is a Class B misdemeanor. It is an affirmative defense to prosecution that the defendant's conduct is protected by the right to freedom of speech under the constitution of this state or the United States.

TX - Hunting, canned - § 62.015. Hunting and Possession of Exotic Animals


This Texas law provides that no person on a public road or on the right-of-way of a public road may hunt an exotic animal. In addition, no person may hunt on the land of another for an exotic animal without the express consent of the owner of the land to hunt for exotic animals. A person who violates this section commits an offense that is a Class A Parks and Wildlife Code misdemeanor.

TX - Impound - Chapter 823. Animal Shelters


Chapter 823 enumerates the standards by which animal shelters shall comply.  It sets forth confinement requirements, permissible forms of euthanasia, and personnel requirements. 

TX - Impound - § 826.033. Restraint, Impoundment, and Disposition of Dogs and Cats. This Texas statute provides that a municipality or county may adopt ordinances or rules to require that each dog or cat be restrained by its owner and that any stray dog or cat be declared a public nuisance. Further, it can declare that each unrestrained dog or cat be detained or impounded by the local rabies control authority. Each stray dog or cat be impounded for a period set by ordinance or rule and a humane disposition be made of each unclaimed stray dog or cat upon its expiration.
TX - Initiatives - Proposition 6, Right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife
TX - Law Enforcement - Nonlethal responses to dog encounters These statutes require training for Texas law enforcement in nonlethal responses to encounters with dogs
TX - Licenses - § 826.031. Registration of Dogs and Cats by Local Governments.


This Texas statute provides that the governing body of a municipality and the commissioners court of a county may adopt ordinances or rules requiring the registration of each dog and cat within the jurisdiction of the municipality or county.  Fees may be collected pursuant to such ordinances to defray costs.

TX - Licenses - § 826.032. Registration; Criminal Penalty


This Texas statute provides that a person commits an offense (Class C misdemeanor) if he or she fails to 

or refuses to register or present for registration a dog or cat owned by the person as required by state law or local ordinance.

Pages