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Anonymous Anonymous  |  6/24/2009 11:52 PM  |  Flag  
For a state as entrenched with dog fighting culture, this is a big step forward. Yes, they have further to go, but it's amazing given the political climate and history of the state for anything like this to pass with so much support. Whether it gets enforced is another matter.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  6/25/2009 3:49 AM  |  Flag  
Well it's something, especially in dog fighting country.

But it doesn't prevent the attacks, and it doesn't do anything, as you wrote, about the people alive but left limbless, eyeless, scalpless, faceless, blind, without ears, or any of the other side effects of a pit bull mauling.

The problem is going to be that these hillbillies will chain up their dogs but the dogs will break the chains after going nuts for awhile and getting more aggressive, and break free and do lots of damage.

They need to pass anti-tethering laws, so that PROPER kennels and fencing are constructed.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  6/25/2009 4:28 AM  |  Flag  
Another hindsight law...Just half of the equation.

It's not too late, SELF REGULATE!

Anonymous Don  |  6/25/2009 9:04 AM  |  Flag  
Why did a country like England ban pit bulls? Isn't Staffordshire a village there? Isn't this the country that gave us the sport of bull-baiting and later on, dog fighting? (See John Colby)

When will the federal government step in? Why doesn't the CDC do another study like the 1979-1998 CDC report?

Lots of questions. The answer is to eliminate pit bulls.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  6/26/2009 3:28 AM  |  Flag  
How many other breeds have produced victims that have State Laws named after them?

Another crowning achievement for the Pit Bull community!

Anonymous Trigger  |  6/26/2009 12:59 PM  |  Flag  
---- Attacks that ended in death ----

Luna McDaniel Act - Louisiana (2009)
Named after 83-year old Luna McDaniel who was brutally attacked by 3 loose pit bulls and later died from the injuries she suffered.

Lillian's Law - Texas (2007)
Named after 78-year old Lillian Stiles who was killed by loose pit bull-mixes while gardening in her yard.
http://www.dogsbite.org/blog/2008/01/lillians-law-texas-state-dangerous-dog.html

Anna's Law - Illinois (2005)
Named after 48-year old Anna Cieslewicz who was killed by several pit bulls while jogging in Dan Ryan Park.
http://www.dogsbite.org/blog/2009/02/2003-fatality-anna-cieslewicz-killed-by.html

Tylers Law - California (2005)
Named after a 6-year Tyler Babcock that was violently struck down and killed by a pit bull named "vicious."
http://www.dogsbite.org/blog/2008/07/tylers-law-fresno-mail-carrier-attack.html

---- Attack that did not end in death ----

Ryan Armstrong Law - - Illinois (2003)
Named after 7-year old Ryan Armstrong who was bitten by a stray rottweiler in 2001. The father, Jeff Armstrong, immediately set out to advance new laws but was quickly "sucked into" a pit bull lobbying, the American Canine Foundation. Armstrong then lobbied for the group on behalf of the "Armstrong" bill that explicitly prohibited breed-specific law on a statewide level.

A near identical path in Illinois -- both attacks and laws also stemmed from Cook County -- is taken in the development of Anna's law. Both are examples of predatory pit bull lobbying groups seizing the opportunity to manipulate lawmakers after a violent attack, and "in the name of a victim" no less, draft statewide laws that do anything but prevent new attacks.

Ryan' law was so successful (NOT) that it was replaced 2 years later with Anna's law, which was little more than a "pet population" law AND a law that strengthened the state's anti-BSL prohibition. Anna's law was written in part by none other than Ledy VanKavage, now a lobbyist for Best Friends, who coined the ridiculous term "pit bulls are wiggle butts."
http://www.il.gov/pressreleases/ShowPressRelease.cfm?RecNum=2226&SubjectID=1
http://www.americancaninefoundation.com/boardofdirectors.html
http://acf2004.tripod.com/

Not only did both laws fail to directly address the dangerous dog problem, they explicitly disenabled all municipalities within the State of Illinois to enact breed-specific laws, which are by definition designed to prevent attacks from dangerous dog breeds. Three months after the passage of "Anna's Law," in the adjacent county of McHenry, a neutered, family pit bull led the catastrophic assault on Nick Foley and five other individuals.

Surprise!

Anonymous Anonymous  |  6/26/2009 3:37 PM  |  Flag  
Did any Cocker Spaniel attacks mobilize a State Legislature to enact a laws?

Anonymous Anonymous  |  6/26/2009 4:00 PM  |  Flag  
The dog breeders and the dog fighters want to write the "dangerous dog laws" to protect their breeding and fighting.

And it is very clear that Ledy VanKavage is making public guarantees about pit bull behavior that she needs to be held accountable for.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  6/26/2009 8:39 PM  |  Flag  
That's why the blame "The Owner" and never the Breeder. They made garauntees about the safety of their breed so the next logical step is to throw the owner under the bus. Frickin' Systematic and Diabolical!

Anonymous Trigger  |  11/02/2009 9:03 AM  |  Flag  
Representative: Pitbull should die and owner should go to jail

"Louisiana has a new dangerous animal law. The author of the bill, State Representative Ricky Hardy, says not only should the pitt bull be killed, but the owners should face charges of negligent injury and go to jail. The law, which went into effect in August, calls for 6 months in jail and a $500 fine.

"Once incident is too much. You know what type of breed you have," Hardy said."
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http://www.wwl.com/pages/5536662.php?

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