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Old 01-13-2013, 02:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
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We need a petition like that in Canada. Pitbulls are banned in ontario, but lions and tigers are perfectly legal to own. Ridiculous.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:17 AM   #12 (permalink)
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We need a petition like that in Canada. Pitbulls are banned in ontario, but lions and tigers are perfectly legal to own. Ridiculous.
That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Its almost comical...I just went to a house the other day with a Pitbull and he literally only wanted to lick me to death. Not scary. A lion on the other hand...eek
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:57 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Well.. it's not just about any particular breed, to me. It's about dogs, and our right as responsibly owners to have them in our homes. It's wrong, just plain wrong. Banning breeds only hurts the people who really care for their dogs. Not the ones abusing them, letting them roam loose, trying to make them mean - do you think those people give a crap if their dog is taken, or if they have an illegal dog? Nope.


There's a reason the animal right nutjobs don't fight BSL. Once they take away the Rotties, the German Shepherd, Pit Bulls, Bullies, Mastiffs, Herding dogs, we will be left with lap dogs. And who says they won't be next? I'm not saying this is going to happen tomorrow, but it's the agenda of these wackos to abolish ownership of animals anyway. BSL is illogical, and based purely on ignorance. And I WILL fight it in any way, big, small, waste of time or a great use of time.

I'd rather they 'waste' money looking into it than use it on my neighbors who are to darn lazy to work and take care of their own kids. Or use it on the girls at the clinic who can't keep their legs together. To me, THAT is a waste, looking into protecting innocent life is not a waste.

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Old 01-13-2013, 12:47 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I never said I was for BSL. I said I'm against illogical use of time and resources to fight it. The feds have already visited this topic multiple times and found that BSL is not a violation of constitutional rights. So therefore, the better route is to stand against BSL at your local level. To be an advocate of your breed of choice- not just vocally through contacting your local and state reps, but also in training your dog to be an ambassador to the breed. Indianapolis has never yet employed BSL, yet it has been on the table many, many times. Why doesn't it get employed here? Because there are multiple advocacy groups who fight against it, have public awareness events, have wonderful ambassador dogs who are "out there" showing people that not all breeds deemed dangerous actually are. Indianapolis has a very fair dangerous dog law in place that looks at the dog on an individual basis- not by breed. And it's that way because of real action- not some stupid online petition to rehash the same crap that's been rehashed in the past. The petition is useless. Real action is useful, and that's what I think people should do.

Yes, I have written my reps to let them know I continue to be against BSL. And yes, I continue to train my dog to be an ambassador to the breed. And yes, I do stop and let kids, adults, elderly, whoever would like pet my dog and talk with me about the breed. And yes i do volunteer for the advocacy groups and attend their events to help raise awareness.

My point is simply that this is not a federal issue. And the Fed agrees with that. Real action at a local level is what stops BSL...
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:01 PM   #15 (permalink)
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What gets me is that AC and police confiscate people's dogs that are Banned and putting them to sleep; like in Miami-Dade County, instead of giving them over to the other counties where it's legal to own them! Some of these dog's don't even cause harm to anyone! That is why we need to do something about BSL, at least having counties like Miami-Dade at least move them to other counties where they can go into homes, not killing a dog that did nothing wrong but being owned in a state that bans them!

Why kill them? Why not ship them out to the counties that will take them? They even do this to dogs that have no pitbull blood in them, but just because they look like pitbulls they are put down!
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:24 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Who said I don't do it at a local level too? I work with Pit Bull groups - who are obviously against BSL, I make educational videos, websites, and fliers to hand out in person. And if there is even the tiniest possibility that making this one petition and having enough people sign it can save even a couple dogs, or make someone see how many people are for them, so they pause for a second and maybe research the breed to find out why so many are for them, it's worth it to me.

Celtic, as far as I've heard the M-D animal control shelter is ridiculously hard to pull even salvageable legal breeds from. I'm sure they make no effort to save illegal dogs. And with the overpopulation of some of the banned breeds, nobody CAN help, because they're already overflowing with them. But some do ship them out. A member on another forum I'm on just adopted an APBT from somewhere in Canada because of BSL there and brought him to an area where it's legal to own him. His family loved him enough to let him go, after fighting to save him. The damage it does to families, to me, is just as tragic as innocent dogs dying.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:40 PM   #17 (permalink)
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There was a recent outcry in my hometown against pitbulls. It all stemmed from a part lab and part boxer ( who the incompetent powers that be ) thought was half pitbull, attacked and killed a small tied up dog. The police shot it but it got away for 3 days until a passing car picked it up and took it to the vet. ( The driver didn't know anything. He was just trying to help an injured animal.) All the sudden, everyones up in arms against pitbulls again. This is the second time in 3 years they have tried to ban them. Thank god the city counsel voted it down. Because next would have been GSDs. If everyone thinks the right to bear arms is such a huge keeping your rights issue, isn't having the right to chose what breed of dog you own an inalienable right too?
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:46 PM   #18 (permalink)
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APBTLove I tried but the site is undergoing maintenance I will sign. I understand that its been in federal court but the more you keep raising the issues the more likely there can be action. I do believe in working w/ local government as well as the good ambassadors of the breed. I do not support BSL. I lived in the quote hood for a number of years. I saw a drug house starve rwo pits they were vicious and very aggressive . I personally wanted the owneer on a catch pole and hauled away. what he did to those dogs was not something you can rehabilitate from. On the other hand I know pitties who are therapy dogs.
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