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Wed Oct 29, 2014, 08:33 PM

Is Wendy Davis soft on cattle rustlers?

FORT WORTH — Attorney General Greg Abbott and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn campaigned together at the Cowboy Hall of Fame Wednesday as defenders of Texas values. After departing the Fort Worth Stockyards, the Abbott campaign issued a press release headlined, “Sen. Davis: Friend of Cattle Rustlers.”

The statement said that in 2009, Wendy Davis, then a newly-elected state senator from Fort Worth, and now Abbott’s Democratic rival for attorney general, was one of two votes against legislation that stiffened penalties for the theft of relatively small numbers of cattle, horse, sheep, swine and goats.

“Texas ranchers and cattle raisers are an important part of our state’s heritage, and continue to make Texas great today, but if Sen. Davis had her way cattle rustlers would be allowed to run rampant and hurt ranchers’ livelihoods,” said Abbott spokesman Matt Hirsch. “Sen. Davis owes Texas ranchers answers about why she was one of just two state senators to side with cattle thieves and against the rule of law.”

Davis spokesman Zac Petkanas said, “Cattle rustling and theft of livestock are serious crimes that must be punished. However, this bill could send a teenager who steals a single cow as a prank to prison for 10 years. That’s too harsh.”

Read more: http://www.statesman.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/greg-abbott-and-john-cornyn-campaign-together-at-c/nht5N/

[font color=green]A more appropriate question: "Does Greg Abbott pander to idiot ranchers?"[/font]

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Wed Oct 29, 2014, 09:28 PM

1. WTH? How lame

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 09:35 PM

2. I am imagining a headline like this anywhere but Texas...

... and having a hard time. Montana maybe? Are there hardcore cattle rustlers in Montana?



Sorry, just picturing someone asking my governor (Cuomo) about his position on castle rustlers.

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Thu Oct 30, 2014, 10:59 AM

3. Abbott does want to kissass while pandering to irresponsible livestock Boss Ranchers not keeping

track of THEIR roaming livestock inside or outside of fence. Abbott's solution; blame by de-characterizing someone with an opposing stance to the liability and responsibility of the livestock owner. Its like leaving an expensive mountain bicycle in your front yard inside the fence.
Roaming fenced in cattle is a County Matter, not one for the State, which makes Greg Abbott seem:
http://www.cowlesthompson.com/userfiles/articles/Spitzer----Livestock-Owner-Liability.pdf

snip

1) Stock Election Law
The Texas Agriculture Code provides that a county or an area within a county may adopt
the stock election law by a vote of the county residents. The general effect of the stock election
law is that livestock owners must keep their livestock fenced in. A livestock owner who
knowingly permits his livestock to run at large in an area that has adopted the stock election law
is guilty of a misdemeanor offense.1
Most counties in Texas have now adopted the stock election law. The County Clerk in
each county maintains minutes regarding whether the County s Commissioner s Court has
conducted an election in which the stock election law was adopted.

full pdf at link


http://www.insure.com/car-insurance/texas-highway.html
Insurance companies can investigate losses only if the business/operation is actually insurable!

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