animal cruelty

Natural Prairie Dairy is responding to an undercover video of its Texas farm released by animal cruelty activists on Tuesday. The dairy plans to open another farm in Newton County. The dairy says one employee has been suspended pending further investigation — and there could be more. 

Senate Republicans released their budget proposal, with more money for schools over the next two years. Gaming legislation went through major changes. And an expansion of the state’s Stand Your Ground law is headed back to the House.

Here’s what you might have missed this week at the Statehouse.

Senate Approves Scaled-Back Animal Cruelty Bill

Apr 10, 2019
Legislation requires animal shelters to humanely euthanize animals.  (Pixabay)
Brandon Smith

Senate lawmakers this week approved legislation that aims to sharpen state law surrounding animal cruelty.

But the measure doesn’t go as far as its author originally wanted.