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LavenderRott
May 22nd, 2008, 06:24 AM
A local county commission recently passed an ordinance banning the adoption of pit bulls and other bully breeds from the county animal control shelter. This means that any "pit bulls" not claimed by their owner will be euthanized after being held for 4 days.

I am trying to get as much information as I can so that not only can we fight this, but I would like to go to my State Representative and see if anything can be done to stop this on a state level.

So - give me your links. One can never be too prepared for battle.

rottnmom
May 22nd, 2008, 12:36 PM
http://www.doglegislationcouncilcanada.org/

http://www.hugabull.com/bsl.html

http://www.advocatesfortheunderdog.com/main.html

Hope these give you a start.

Frenchy
May 22nd, 2008, 12:37 PM
This means that any "pit bulls" not claimed by their owner will be euthanized after being held for 4 days.



:sad: why can't they send them to a rescue instead ? :frustrated:

sugarcatmom
May 22nd, 2008, 01:21 PM
Here's a link for the National Institute for Animal Advocacy (http://www.nifaa.org/), which has a book on it called "Get Political for Animals - and win the laws they need" (http://www.nifaa.org/manual.html). It should have some great tips for you.

LavenderRott
May 22nd, 2008, 07:50 PM
:sad: why can't they send them to a rescue instead ? :frustrated:

Why, because all pit bulls are dangerous, of course. :cool:

There were two incidents with "pit bulls" within the last year in this county. The first involved three American Bulldogs that escaped from their enclosure and killed an elderly man in his driveway and a woman that was jogging by. The second was a pair of pit bulls that attacked a horse and did so much damage that it couldn't be saved.

While I certainly don't want to minimize the pain and suffering of the victims of these attacks - the steps being taken by the County Board of Commissioners is a knee jerk reaction to a problem that doesn't exist in a manner that doesn't work.

Unfortuneately, I am going to have to be VERY prepared if I plan on convincing anyone of that.

BTW - does anyone have the link to the Canadian study that was done after the little girl was killed by the mastiff several years ago?

wdawson
May 22nd, 2008, 07:56 PM
Why, because all pit bulls are dangerous, of course. :cool:

There were two incidents with "pit bulls" within the last year in this county. The first involved three American Bulldogs that escaped from their enclosure and killed an elderly man in his driveway and a woman that was jogging by. The second was a pair of pit bulls that attacked a horse and did so much damage that it couldn't be saved.

While I certainly don't want to minimize the pain and suffering of the victims of these attacks - the steps being taken by the County Board of Commissioners is a knee jerk reaction to a problem that doesn't exist in a manner that doesn't work.

Unfortuneately, I am going to have to be VERY prepared if I plan on convincing anyone of that.

BTW - does anyone have the link to the Canadian study that was done after the little girl was killed by the mastiff several years ago?

e-mail babyrocky1 she is a member here,and has been involved in the ontario fight from the begining. mailto:rockapuppy@yahoo.ca

LavenderRott
May 22nd, 2008, 08:06 PM
Thank you!