Wednesday, January 23, 2008
TAKE ACTION! Missouri State Senator Jolie Justus, who represents a large part of the Kansas City area, has recently filed a bill that would prohibit Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) in Missouri. If passed, all cities and counties within Missouri that may be experiencing dangerous dog problems will be unable to enact breed specific ordinances to protect public welfare in their communities.
Email Senator Justus and share your story with her. Fighting breeds are a serious public safety issue. How many stories about pit bulls causing catastrophic human damage must be reported before elected officials finally support community members?
Moreover, who typically pays the medical bills for these injuries? Hardworking citizen's of Missouri do. The owners of these dogs are hardly forced to and victims hardly have the means to. In instances of serious dog attacks, the buck often stops with the community.
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| 1/23/2008 8:23 AM |
Kansas is a huge puppy mill state...I am sure the for profit breeder lobby has exerted a lot of pressure on the legislature NOT to allow any breed specific laws.
As they say, "follow the money", and you will find the root of the "pro-pit bull" movement.
| 1/24/2008 10:51 AM |
Please cite where you are getting the evidence that "hardworking citizen's" pay for dog bites. In reality, "hardworking citizen's" are who is paying for Animal Control to round up non-problematic banned breeds instead of addressing dogs that are truely problems
| 1/26/2008 5:05 AM |
Seems like a few folks make a living travelling around the country providing "expertise" to legislators and judges.
Of course, it's probably peanuts compared to the money made by overbreeding and subsequently euthanizing millions of Pit Bulls.
Follow da money....