This letter was written by Jody, forgot her affiliation, but she sent this to PitPrints and I got a copy. So here it is.
I'm checking into the validity....but I'm told my e-mail to the GA Reps made quite an impression, and brought up a number of points which congress took into consideration, and are now withdrawing the Pit Bull ban proposal- I am checking into the validity to be 100% sure it IS being withdrawn, but if this is the case, we have just taken a GIANT step into the world of opposing BSL for other areas, because these exact comments and tactics can save other areas from BSL just the same....
PLEASE check into this to be sure it's accurate- if it is, AMEN!!!!!! If not, I've got more ammo, and am MORE than willing to keep fighting.....it's "what I was bred for"
After checking, this info is not only 100% accurate, but OFFICIAL! We have won the battle in the state of GA!!!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU all that helped in any way.
congratulations, that is a huge step for the nation/world to look upon. They need to see it as an example to raise questions on the motives behind breed bans. As a bulldog owner i can just imagine the entire line of bull breeds falling like dominoes. I own a rare breed so slip under the radar with insurance companies etc. but as legislature pushes through more breeds get discovered, hence banned. my line has pit in it so guilty by association is all too real a possibility. We are so happy to see the brakes being put on all bans. again congratulations, and keep the good work going. jamie
I'm so glad for you guys in GA who won the ban! Now, maybe there is a hope for people elsewhere, like here in Toledo for example. Toledo has such a strict law on APBTs and I think they are starting on American Bulldogs, since people are getting smarter and are registering their dogs as American Bulldogs. If you could help with that in any way please let me know...my email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanx!
***Edited By: pitbullz212000 on 1/27/2005 7:41:13 AM*** Reason: I edited because I misspelled some words
Where did you hear that the bill was withdrawn. I got an e-mail earlier today from the folks at the AKC saying that they are working closely with the GA Canine Coalition to get the bill sponsor to withdraw his support. Are you sure this is done?
Thats great its allways good to hear that BSL is being stoped I have a 5 month old ned nose and love him to bitts and unfortunatly here in Canada there is so much threat of BSL. If anyone knows how to get a hold of that proposal or at least a summery of it so that I can see what it takes to convince parliment to let us keep our dogs.
I've just been catching up on topics and read about B.S.L. proposal for GA. That's incredible that is was proposed at a state level. I'm glad that all your hard work and lobbying has resulted into a reversal.
I've been battleing it out here in AZ on a ban in Show Low, AZ after the death of a little girl by 3 pit bull/mixes. They were in favor of a ban much like what is in Denver, CO which is the harshest to date. All dogs displaying the majority of physical traits of a pit bull are not allowed and all new puppies will be killed. In other words a lot of innocent puppies and dogs, pit bull or not, or going to be put down. It is nothing but breed genocide.
I had written an article to the AZ Republic and it was actually published in the editorial, (YEAH, YEAH) and with the help of a lot of people, the city council has reconsidered the ban. The real clincher was the Father of the little girl that was killed coming to the council meeting and stating that he blamed the people with the dogs and the City of Show Low for not enforcing citations issued already to the dog owners. He says in no way is a "Breed" of dog responsible for the death of his daughter.
For any of you that are having a problem with proposed breed bans, get in contact with the "American Dog Owners Associaton." They have lawyers and specialists for taking on B.S.L. in court. Here's their site to see some of the cases they have worked.
YES YES YES YES YES!!! My best friend had I made lots of banners and hung them in our school to vote 'NO'. I hope that helped. I'll be fighting along side of you, shinyblackpit, as long as BSL remains.
***Edited By: ShadowDog on 1/27/2005 7:47:15 PM*** Reason: I felt like it. =D
I can't take any credit for the proposal being lifted, as I was waiting for my friend to send me the dangerous dog law that he wrote as an alternative to the BSL before I wrote anyone. However many wonderful people from GA, all over the US, and Canada, and from the bulletin boards I posted about it on, including this one, did a wonderful job! Dog licks to all. Pit Bull licks, that is!
SBP...do you have any news links regarding the Bill in Georgia being overturned? I can't find any info on it. Someone on another board told me the Georgia Bill is still on the table and the Virginia Bill has been overturned...so now I'm confused...
Smooshie, I will search right now and see about this myself. The confirmation I got before was secondhand, and it's not that I don't trust the person who passed it on, but they could have gotten it secondhand also. I will look on the net now, and tomorrow will call some of the members of the GA Assembly and verify. I will post just as soon as I do that.
I do now have a copy of the Dangerous Dog Law that is a great alternative to BSL, written by my friend Thomas Navratil. Regardless of whether the ban proposal has been withdrawn, I am still sending a copy of this law to help ensure that whatever law they DO propose is acceptable. He wrote the law for the city of Auburn, Washington, and this ordinance was enacted there and is officially law.
***Edited By: shinyblackpit on 1/27/2005 10:21:48 PM*** Reason: sgdhadfhgad
Thx SBP...I really do hope it is squashed!! All this BSL is getting completely out of hand!! They just ammended the New Mexico Dangerous dog list to include Boxers and Huskies....what next...Chihuahuas?? arrrrgh!
(quote)Just got a post from the BSL Group that Georgia's Rep. Williams is withdrawing support for his Pit Bull ban bill, HB 78, and is expected to withdraw the bill altogether. The governor of Georgia is a former veterinarian, and an active member of the AVMA, and is against BSL. Rep. Williams plans to introduce another bill at a later time, which hopefully will be a non-breed-specific dangerous dog bill.
On the Western front, New Mexico's Sen. Beffort is not getting any support with her Pit Bull ban, which also lists about a dozen other breeds as "dangerous", either. The state's governor is expected to achieve passage of his non-breed-specific dangerous dog law.