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  1. Here’s one ProMauler working against public safety not to vote for:

    Greetings,

    My name is Mitch Ruth; I am a Councilman for the City of Monroe. I
    need your help in rallying those who may also be in opposition to
    breed specific laws. Currently before the City Council of Monroe is a
    new ordinance which would list the following breeds as “Potentially
    Dangerous”;
    · Akita
    · American Pit Bull Terrier
    · Cane Corso
    · Dogo Argentino
    · Dogue de Bordeaux
    · Kuvasz
    · Pit Bull Terrier
    · Presa Carnario
    · Staffordshire Bull Terrier
    · Tosa Inu
    · Or, any mix of dog which contains as an element of its
    breeding, any of the afore mentioned breeds.

    By ordinance, the definition of “potentially dangerous” would mean; “…
    any dog which inflicts bites upon humans or domestic animal, or
    chases or approaches a person upon the streets, sidewalks, or any
    public grounds in a menacing fashion or apparent attitude of attack,
    or any dog with a known propensity, tendency or disposition to attack
    unprovoked, to cause injury or otherwise threaten the safety of
    humans or domestic animals. Potentially dangerous dog also means any
    dog that is known by the owner or should be reasonably be known by
    the owner to be an… [Insert above list of breeds]”.

    In other words, by owning a dog on this list, you understand
    that “it” has a propensity for unprovoked attacks and is a danger to
    humans and domestic animals. This law would be very similar to that
    of Auburn, Washington; which in my opinion is the worst in our state,
    and one of the worst in the country.

    This has come about because of several recent back to back incidents
    involving one single irresponsible pit bull owner. I do not contest
    in any way that decisive action is needed in these incidents. But to
    penalize every innocent dog/dog owner on this list is unwarranted and
    unjust. I vigorously oppose this law as proposed. But I am only one
    vote. I need your help, and the help of others to prevent this from
    becoming the first step in a breed specific ban. I have proposed that
    any reference to specific breeds be stricken, and the individual
    behavior of the dog be sole the guiding factor in determining whether
    a dog is potentially/ actually dangerous. I support stiff penalties
    and strict liability for those dog owners whose irresponsible actions
    threaten the public safety, or cause actual harm/damage others and/or
    their property. This should be of concern to all dog owners, not just
    the owners of those breeds who have arbitrarily and capriciously made
    the above list. Unjust and unwarranted laws that trample upon the
    rights of owners of specific dog breeds diminish the rights of all
    dog owners.

    Please spread the word. This is likely to become law within the next
    30-45 days. Feel free to post this email anywhere it might help and
    to share my contact information as well. I will share any/all emails
    and letters of opposition with the entire council. Rather than allow
    this to fly under the radar and be passed without public hearing or
    comment, I have demanded a public hearing before this goes to the
    final vote of the council. I encourage as many as possible to attend
    the public hearing. If attendance is out of the question, please make
    your feelings known through emails and phone calls. I will ensure
    that each and every email becomes a part of the public
    record/testimony against the passage of this law. If you wish to
    address the entire council in one email, please use; councilmembers@
    ci.monroe. wa.us .

    Mitch Ruth
    Councilman
    City of Monroe, WA

  2. Please keep in mind that the current Governor of Alaska supports aerial shooting of wolves which the federal government has banned but doesn’t enforce Alaska to comply with.

  3. This forum is about dogs (dangerous) please leave politics and wolves out of this discussion.
    The man on the Council needs education. The other Council members should be notified they will be bombarded by the pit bull nuts from all over the world.

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