Louisville bans pit bulls?
An out of state friend sent me a link to the breediets_no community and this post, which I have copied and pasted here completly...I thought it kind of pertained to the community. If I am wrong in thinking this I'll delete or whatever..
I have friends that have Pitt bulls, and bully mixes, and Otis, my baby, is often referred to as a Pitt bull by people in the neighborhood even though it's very obvious that he is a boxer. I would hate to think someone would want to take my dog away from me... I hate to think someone would want to take my friend Patti's dog away from her....
Post begins below........Louisville may add limits on pit bulls
Have you written a brief letter? I have. If you have not, please consider contacting the newspaper, legislators or, if you are local, attending the public hearing on the proposed legislation. Every little bit counts, and none of us should stand idly by as our beloved pets are attacked from all corners. We should do our best to help defend all maligned dogs in every part of the country. It's the least we can do.
Though they have not caused any problems in Louisville, KY, Rottweilers are also being added to the list of dogs who would be affected by the proposed legislation (which varies from muzzling, 500K insurance, to outright banning).
Council Meeting: The Louisville Metro Council will meet at 6 p.m. tomorrow in City Hall, Sixth and Jefferson streets. You have to register by 4pm today to attend: 574-3902. Up to 10 speakers can orate for 3 minutes prior to the onset of the meeting.
Cheri Bryant Hamilton email@example.com or 502.574.1105
List of other council members: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/Department/MetroCouncil/CouncilMembers.asp
Joseph Gerth (author of article): firstname.lastname@example.org
Letters to the editor: http://www.courier-journal.com/cjconnect/edletter.htm
- Shorter letters are always appreciated (under 200 words)
- Point out that at least one of the dogs involved in the recent fatal attack is probably *not* a pit bull (according to the director of Animal services)
- Point out the ATTS statistics, unsoundess of BSL, cost, and maybe point to sound legislation that addresses behavior (New York's a good example)( Behind this cut is an article about all of this..Collapse )
This is an excellent point and I wish more people saw it this way."She compared such laws with those on drunken driving. "We don't ban alcohol, because we know the problem is the person using it," she said"
I just thought people would like to know about this.