Animal Connection of Texas

Fighting animal cruelty

Founded in 1986, Animal Connection of Texas (A.C.T.) is a non-profit animal advocacy organization made up of volunteers who are committed to ending the suffering, abuse, and exploitation of all animals.

current campaigns

We are engaged in a number of exciting campaigns, such as pushing for the end of the fur trade, shutting down cruel breeders, and more.

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upcoming events

Here are upcoming events organized by the community:

  • Saturday 6/18 9-10:30 AM – Starbucks sit-in.  1919 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75230

This is a nation-wide pressure campaign against a Starbucks policy of upcharging for vegan milks.

 

Petland sells dogs from puppy mill breeders instead of partnering with animal shelters where dogs desperately need a home. Let’s show up in peaceful protest and tell the public to “Adopt, Don’t Shop!” 

 

Come to a laid-back house party to meet local activists and others interested in standing up for animal rights! We will have food and drink. Come mingle! Join us at 6685 Plaza Via in Irving. Please RSVP on Facebook so we know to expect you.

Call if you have questions or get lost: (469) 569-8181. 

 

  • Saturday 6/25 11:00am – 12:30pm: Dallas Petland Protest. 11909 Preston Rd #1428, Dallas, TX 75230. See above for description.

Horse carriage riding is a cruel practice that should be abolished. Join us in Klyde Warren Park to protest horse carriage riding in the heart of Dallas. 

 

  • Saturday 7/2 2:00pm: LVMH Pressure Campaign, meeting at the park across the street from 4808 Lakeside Dr., Dallas, TX. 

The fur trade is cruel and outdated and it is time for it to end. We have been successful in stopping other companies from selling fur in the past. Come join us for a pressure campaign to get Fendi, one of LVMH’s fashion brands, to stop selling fur. For this action please avoid wearing clothing with political messaging on it, including clothing with animal rights related messaging. 

 

We will have a TV showing slaughterhouse footage, signs, and leaflets to hand out. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to perform outreach, which is one of the most important tools in an activist’s toolbox. Come join us! 

campaign victories

fur trade

In 2021, we helped pressure Neiman Marcus, Oscar de la Renta, and Yves Saint Laurent to stop selling fur. Currently, we are working to end the sale of fur at Louis Vuitton.

Companion Animal protection

ACT championed and won a 4-year battle to end pound seizure in Dallas (the practice of selling dogs and cats from city shelters to research labs).

Every year, thousands of unwanted cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters or worse, suffer tragic deaths outdoors after being forced to fend for themselves. 

ACT helped establish SNYP in hopes of eliminating shelter euthanizations and reducing stray populations through caretaker education and providing reduced-cost options for dog and cat caretakers to have their companion animals safely spayed or neutered.

In 2022, ACT got a Dallas city ordinance passed banning the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores. Petland was selling dogs from cruel breeders instead of helping shelter dogs and cats who are already in need of forever homes. But not any more.

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