Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Anderson, SC - It's a simple formula, and it's happening right now in Anderson. A small or mid-sized town suggests a public safety measure to protect its citizens and pets: They seek to regulate pit bull type dogs. Alarms fire off across the county, which are typically sounded by lobbying groups that have no interest in public safety. Then non-constituent pit bull advocates from all over the county flood the inboxes of city officials with pro-pit bull propaganda.
- "Responsible" dog owner lobbying groups (pit bull advocates), breeder lobbying groups and the AKC send out announcements containing a description of the proposed ordinance and that the new ordinance should be opposed. View sample.
- Strong "talking points" are provided to help the dog owner oppose the ordinance in a more educated manner. Often times, a pre-written letter is available to copy and paste so that dog owners can simply sign their name to it and click "send."
- Contact information of city council members, the mayor and other policymakers is always included: email address, phone number and mailing address.
- These announcements are quickly transferred to online forums dominated by pit bull advocates nationwide. These members, most non-constituents, flood city officials with biased information.
04/09/08: Anderson Officer Shoots Attacking Pit Bull
03/14/08: Dangerous Dogs Make it Unsafe to Take Out the Trash
12/11/07: Online Pit Bull Forum Blamed for Skewing Survey Results
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| 7/27/2011 2:47 PM |
Not many people recognize what an extreme organization AKC is. They are the major force supporting puppy mills, backyard breeding, and the "right" to own any dogs one chooses.
Imagine the NRA but with guns that shoot themselves.