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URGENT 3 hours for BSL poll

April 24th, 2007, 03:12 PM

Pitbulls are a restricted breed in Edmonton. Yesterday a autobody shop "guard-pit" (who will no doubt soon be an ex-dog) got off his tether and attacked 3 people.

The Edmonton Sun Newspaper is running a reader's poll asking "Should Pit Bulls be banned from Cities?". The current opinion (of course, following a bad bite incident by a pit) is 78% in favor of a complete ban. I desperately need as many people as possible from anywhere and everywhere to access the reader poll and vote "No".

The poll can be found on The poll is about 1/2 way down the page on the right side. It's critical these votes be submitted before 4:00 pm MDT (cutoff) today.

Please forward this e-mail to everyone you know who knows Pits and thanks for helping those that have done nothing wrong (but be born a pitbull)!

April 24th, 2007, 03:25 PM
Done :thumbs up .

April 24th, 2007, 03:28 PM
Voted! What a life for a dog :(

April 24th, 2007, 03:30 PM
Wow, the yes side is kicking the no side's hiney.:sad:

April 24th, 2007, 03:48 PM
Voted... looks like we need alot more though :sad:

April 24th, 2007, 03:51 PM
I just phoned my friend with a pittie to vote and she is getting on her group to vote :) .

Ford Girl
April 24th, 2007, 03:54 PM
I voted too, I have a friend in ON with two of the biggest sucky dogs I know, both pits, both fantastic. I do have to admit, with all the bad attention they get it's hard to shake the stereotype thoughts, alot of it is "surface" info, when you dig in to it all it's not right to blame a breed. Every dog deserves to be protected and spoken for! EVERY DOG!

Sorry, just my rant for the day!

April 24th, 2007, 04:04 PM
Done!! Need more support!


April 24th, 2007, 04:47 PM
Woo! We gained 12% in the last hour! Keep voting!! :fingerscr

April 24th, 2007, 05:14 PM
:crazy: California Assembly Member Levine has introduced AB 1634, inappropriately named the “California Healthy Pets Act.” The proposal requires all dogs and cats in California to be neutered by the age of four months, or their owners will face punitive fines and penalties.

AB 1634 Is Bad Health Policy for Animals – Neutering pets by the age of four months is poor health policy for many animals. Modern veterinary research questions the propriety of neutering animals too early, due to concerns about adverse behavioral issues and increased risks of cancer and other diseases. The decision whether to neuter a pet, or when, should be made by pet owners with the advice of their veterinarians, not by politicians. Pet lovers who believe neutering is not in their pet’s best interests may avoid other important health care, like vaccinations and periodic exams, because they fear the heavy penalties under this law. This will be detrimental to public health if it deters the public from obtaining necessary rabies inoculations and reduce licensing compliance.

No More Purebred Cats or Dogs in California - The bill provides a complex exception for show animals that no cat or dog in California can meet. For example, it requires that by the age of four months a cat or dog must have competed in a “legitimate show.” Dogs must be at least SIX MONTHS of age to compete in sanctioned events so this is an impossible test to meet. The proponents of AB 1634 have carefully crafted both versions of the proposal so that the future of show cats and dogs in California is doomed.

Reputable Breeders Are Not the Problem –Reputable breeders already adhere to national Codes of Ethics that requires that their “pet” offspring be neutered as a condition of sale and that their “show” offspring be developed as potential outstanding specimens of their breed. Their offspring DO NOT become part of the abandoned animal population.

California Pet Buyers Will Be Harmed - AB 1634 will cause fewer good quality pets to be available from California breeders to California pet buyers, but it will not diminish the public's demand for pets. By discouraging local breeders, the demand will be met from other sources. Some California shelters are already importing pets from overseas for adoption and puppies are smuggled into California from Mexico every day to meet current demand.

Unwanted Pet Population Will Not Be Reduced – Most owned cats are sterilized, as high as 92% in some studies. Many of the cats euthanized by shelters come from the free roaming/unowned cat population. These wild, unowned cats will not be affected by a new law. Reputable dog breeders reclaim their unwanted or abused offspring so they do not become part of the “unwanted pet” problem. Dogs from irresponsible, often out-of-state, breeders too often end up unwanted and euthanized. Those breeders will not be subject to, or comply with, any new law.

This Law Will Burden Local Shelters - AB 1634 is an unfunded mandate on local government. It will only further burden counties and municipalities and divert limited resources that would be better utilized elsewhere. The cost of enforcement will be high and California taxpayers will ultimately pay for this legislation. Jurisdictions that have imposed unaltered dog/cat licensing and breeder permits have found them to be costly and unenforceable.

April 24th, 2007, 05:20 PM
Just voted.

Yes: 53%
No: 46%

Total votes: 2014

April 24th, 2007, 05:20 PM
voted..... looks like no is pcking up speed. tell everyone you can

April 24th, 2007, 05:52 PM
BUMP....only got 8 more minutes !!!

April 24th, 2007, 05:53 PM
Just voted:

Yes 50%
No 50%

Total Votes for this Question: 2220

Only 8 minutes left!!!

ETA: Oops, sorry rainbow :o.

April 24th, 2007, 06:03 PM
Yes 49% No 51% things are looking up Keep voting

April 24th, 2007, 06:08 PM
Just checked.....No: 52% and Yes 48% :highfive:

April 24th, 2007, 06:29 PM
No 54% and Yes 46%, going in the right direction still :D :thumbs up

April 24th, 2007, 07:06 PM
They just changed the poll, the final results are:

Yes 43%
No 57%

Total Votes for this Question: 2603

Not too bad, especially considering what it was...nice work everyone :thumbs up.

April 24th, 2007, 07:12 PM
At least the "No" votes won. :highfive:

TrueCanuk, welcome to the forum BTW....and we'd love to see pics of your Pitt. :)

April 24th, 2007, 10:00 PM
Way to go you guys! If that ever happens again someone should call me... I would have put it out to the Yahoo Group..!

April 24th, 2007, 10:06 PM
:thumbs up So glad the no's know better. I voted 8 times on 8 different computers and then left town not knowing the results...well the results made my night.

The poll should have read
Do you think idiot pitbull owners should be allowed on this planet:D :D

April 24th, 2007, 11:15 PM
The poll should have read
Do you think idiot pitbull owners should be allowed on this planet

That would be a lot more fitting question or even better Do you think idiot dog owners and Michael Bryant should be allowed on this planet?

April 25th, 2007, 04:54 PM
The poll should have read
Do you think idiot pitbull owners should be allowed on this planet

That would be a lot more fitting question or even better Do you think idiot dog owners and Michael Bryant should be allowed on this planet?

That's an easy answer but if you had to choose one or the other .Michael Bryant OR idiot pitbull owners I'd take my chances with the owners.
I voted yesterday too for the no side of course.