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Austin, TX — Members of the Texas Republican party tweeted today that they’ve received the “go ahead” from the RNC to begin their attack on their latest CRT target: animal shelters. According to Chase Felton, the head of Texas Republicans for Liberty, the initiative is way overdue.

“Look, you have to understand the power of our furry little friends,” said Mr. Felton, speaking on a conference call earlier in the day. “And we have some direct evidence that this CRT thing is being taught in our great State’s animal shelters.”

Critical race theory is an academic concept that is more than 40 years old. The core idea is that race is a social construct and that racism is not merely the product of individual bias or prejudice but also something embedded in legal systems and policies. The basic tenets of critical race theory, or CRT, emerged from a framework for legal analysis in the late 1970s and early 1980s created by legal scholars Derrick Bell, Kimberlé Crenshaw, and Richard Delgado, among others.

Recently, several conservative states have sought to limit CRT in their classrooms, even though it has never been taught. However, their leaders aren’t stopping there. And starting next week, Texas State Senator Darrel Hitchem plans to introduce SB 105, which will ban CRT instruction in the state’s animal shelters.

“The Animal Liberty Act of 2022 will be what I like to call a liberty guidelight for Texas and beyond,” said Senator Hitchem in front of the State Capitol building in Austin today. “The real goal is to provide equal points of view for our dogs and cats in such a vulnerable state in the shelters.”

When asked by a press member for evidence of such “animal indoctrination,” Hitchem bristled.

“The same people who run these shelters are those with sympathies to ANTIFA and the BLM. And that’s where it all starts, with our cats and dogs.”

According to the SPCA, there is no instruction in the nation’s animal shelters, let alone something as abstracted and advanced as CRT.