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  1. Important Thread Important: What to do when Animal Control Comes Knocking

    WHAT TO DO WHEN ANIMAL CONTROL COMES KNOCKING by George J. Eigenhauser Jr. (he is an attorney at law licensed in the State of California since 1979 and practices in the areas of civil litigation and estate planning) ANTI-DOG ENFORCEMENT - What Every Dog Owner Needs to Know

    Started by Tiara‎, 03-06-2007 10:17 AM
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  2. Important Thread Important: Proposed animal abuse legislation at federal, state levels

    France -- Animal advocates hope dogfighting and puppy mill scandals will breed tougher animal abuse laws. Here is a look at legislation already proposed: Virginia: A bill was filed to add organized dogfighting as a qualifying offense under the state's racketeering law, which would mean tougher...

    Started by Marty‎, 12-30-2007 06:50 PM
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    02-07-2008, 06:19 AM Go to last post
  3. Important Thread Important: American Canine Foundation, putting their money where their mouth is

    Why do I not hear more about this group? They are spearheading the legal fight in Denver. They are spearheading the legal fight in Lanett, Al. They have been providing legal help for bully owners across the nation and yet I hear so little about a group that is doing more than just yelling out loud...

    Started by GaDog‎, 07-15-2005 06:38 AM
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    01-26-2006, 07:21 AM Go to last post
  1. IA: Sioux City Considering Ending Pitbull Ban

    Ending Pitbull Ban Posted: Aug 13, 2015 11:51 PM EST By Jaclyn Driscoll SIOUX CITY, IA -In the past two years, many states have overturned or banned breed specific legislation. Currently 17 states prohibit breed specific laws.

    Started by Vicki‎, 08-15-2015 09:14 AM
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  2. FL: Pit bull ban nabs therapy dog

    Pit bull ban nabs therapy dog Posted: Aug 14, 2015 7:43 AM EST Updated: Aug 14, 2015 7:43 AM EST By Jason Pederso JACKSONVILLE (KATV) -In 2007 the city of Jacksonville voted to ban pit bulls. Aldermen at the time had no idea that one day their unanimous decision would one day impact a...

    Started by Vicki‎, 08-15-2015 09:10 AM
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  3. Pit Bulls Banned in Ardmore TN, NEED HELP !!!!!!

    I just found out about this this morning and am still working on getting contact info of Mayor and Councilmen. Thier attorney and technical advisor even warned against a ban on specific breeds but they passed it anyway. Talked with the Mayor of Ardmore TN, today.He is also Principle of...

    Started by Stillwater‎, 07-13-2006 05:02 PM
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    07-17-2015, 10:07 AM Go to last post
  4. DE: Pit bull-only requirements dropped in Wilmington

    Pit bull-only requirements dropped in Wilmington Jenna Pizzi, The News Journal 2:42 a.m. EDT July 10, 2015 WILMINGTON – With all members present voting in favor, the Wilmington City Council stripped specific language regarding pit bull breeds from the city's dog law. The change removes a...

    Started by Vicki‎, 07-10-2015 02:39 PM
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    07-10-2015, 02:39 PM Go to last post
  5. Dog laws in Maryland?

    What are they, please?

    Started by ShakaZ‎, 04-11-2015 08:52 PM
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    06-20-2015, 06:56 AM Go to last post
  6. OR: Pit bulls put bite on disabled Oregonians' chances for homeowners insurance

    The Fair Housing Council of Oregon accuses Travelers insurance companies of violating federal law by not selling homeowners policies to disabled people who keep pit bulls as service dogs. Officials with the nonprofit agency conducted a phone sting last year in which "testers" posing as people...

    Started by Vicki‎, 06-04-2015 09:50 AM
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    06-04-2015, 09:50 AM Go to last post
  7. TX: BSL in Dallas??

    New USPS Dog Attack List Rekindles Dallas Pit Bull Debate CBS Dallas / Fort Worth Local New USPS Dog Attack List Rekindles Dallas Pit Bull Debate May 20, 2015 12:25 PM ...

    Started by treezpitz‎, 05-20-2015 08:55 PM
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    05-21-2015, 06:12 PM Go to last post
  8. Here's A Map Of Where Your Pit Bull Isn't Welcome

    Posted: 05/06/2015 4:44 pm EDT Updated: 05/07/2015 12:59 pm EDT Here it is, laid out in blue and orange: A map of all the places in this country where folks with pit bulls are best to avoid. This is a screenshot of the BSL Census map, so it's non-interactive. On the BSL Census website...

    Started by Vicki‎, 05-14-2015 04:55 PM
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    05-15-2015, 09:21 AM Go to last post
  9. Georgia bill to prohibit breed discriminatory laws moves forward

    A bill that was introduced in the Georgia state legislature would prohibit breed discriminatory laws on the state level. SB 184*is a relatively simple bill. *It would amend the current dangerous dog law to include the following language: “Notwithstanding the provisions of Code Section 4-8-1,...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 03-14-2015 03:11 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-07-2015, 08:49 PM Go to last post
  10. Nice little video on how media fuels misinformation.

    How Media Hype Fuels Inaccurate Laws on Vimeo

    Started by AGK‎, 03-24-2015 04:35 PM
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    03-24-2015, 04:35 PM Go to last post
  11. Platteville, WI discussing possible pit bull ban

    Tuesday night, the Plateville common council discussed changes to their dangerous dog laws. Among the possible changes discussed is a ban on “pit bulls.” The proposal would make it *“unlawful to own, harbor or keep any animal which:…are pure bred commonly known as put bull, pit bull dog,...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 03-12-2015 06:40 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 241
    03-12-2015, 07:41 PM Go to last post
  12. Two repeals from Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    Two cities voted to repeal their breed discriminatory laws during city council meetings on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Juneau, WI: *Wisconsin Voters for Companion Animals, one of our partner organizations, reported that the council in Juneau voted*unanimously to repeal their law. *The repeal comes...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 03-12-2015 04:10 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 175
    03-12-2015, 04:10 PM Go to last post
  13. Rhode Island bill would allow towns to reinstate breed discriminatory laws

    Officials in Pawtucket, Rhode Island are once again trying to make it so they are allowed to retain their breed ban. The ban was nullified by the recently passed state law prohibiting breed discriminatory laws. *When the state law was passed, officials claimed the law did not nullify existing...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 03-05-2015 06:30 PM
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    03-05-2015, 06:30 PM Go to last post
  14. FL: Why Stop at Pit Bulls? Miami-Dade Must Ban Yorkies

    Why Stop at Pit Bulls? Miami-Dade Must Ban Yorkies By Kyle Munzenrieder Thu., Feb. 12 2015 at 8:30 AM Miami-Dade County has banned residents from owning pit bulls for more than 25 years, and voters reaffirmed the ban in 2012 with an overwhelming 63 percent vote. Despite controversy...

    Started by Vicki‎, 02-12-2015 03:48 PM
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    02-12-2015, 03:48 PM Go to last post
  15. Pits in Germany?

    Hello, are any Germans here, who have a Pitbull ?

    Started by pohl78‎, 04-10-2014 09:06 AM
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    02-11-2015, 12:41 PM Go to last post
  16. 2014 Year in Review

    It is time to take a look back at 2014, and what the year has brought us in the world of breed discriminatory laws. *2013 was a good year, but pales in comparison to what happened this year. Below is a list of passages, repeals and rejections of breed discriminatory laws, as well as some notable...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 01-27-2015 03:11 PM
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    01-27-2015, 03:11 PM Go to last post
  17. Roeland Park, KS repeals breed ban

    Last night officials in Roeland Park, Kansas, ended a months long debate on their “pit bull” ban by voting to repeal the ordinance. The vote was 6-2 in favor of repeal. The discussion has been a long one, with many months of debate. *The law, which was enacted in the late 80*s, had not been...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 01-27-2015 09:40 AM
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    01-27-2015, 09:40 AM Go to last post
  18. Potential statewide BSL-Mississippi

    A state level alert is being issued for the state of Mississippi. Best Friends Animal Society has discovered that a bill, House Bill 1261, has been introduced that would target dogs resembling pit bulls, including in the definition, American Bulldogs. The language of the bill: “BE IT...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 01-25-2015 02:50 PM
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    01-25-2015, 02:50 PM Go to last post
  19. OK: Oklahoma dog man

    Is there a b.s.l in oklahoma

    Started by bill bixler‎, 01-15-2015 08:58 AM
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    01-19-2015, 06:38 PM Go to last post
  20. OH: Another Ohio City Fights A Potential Pit Bull Ban

    Posted: December 31, 2014 Another Ohio City Fights A Potential Pit Bull Ban, Despite A Court Ruling Striking Down A Similar Ruling Despite many pit bull bans and Breed Specific Legislation being repealed, other bans or seemingly restrictive ordinances are cropping up. A Washington state...

    Started by Vicki‎, 01-02-2015 03:28 PM
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    01-02-2015, 03:28 PM Go to last post
  21. MD: The human problem of dog aggression

    Posted: Friday, January 2, 2015 3:30 am By SUSAN SARUBIN While we have not heard from Ellicott McConnell in nearly five months on the unsuitability of dogs identified as pit bulls as family pets, he could not let sleeping dogs lie. Promised as “My final comments on pit bulls and suitability” in...

    Started by Vicki‎, 01-02-2015 02:55 PM
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    01-02-2015, 02:55 PM Go to last post
  22. UT: New Utah laws involving pit bulls & uninsured drivers now in effect

    New Utah laws involving pit bulls & uninsured drivers now in effect Published: Thursday, Jan. 1 2015 4:50 p.m. MST SALT LAKE CITY — Of all the dogs in Utah, Pansy is one of the luckiest. She was given a second chance at life after being adopted from a shelter, and now, she can live in...

    Started by Vicki‎, 01-02-2015 02:45 PM
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    01-02-2015, 02:45 PM Go to last post
  23. Moreauville, LA repeals breed ban; Implements state law

    After a dramatic couple of weeks, the Moreauville, LA, board voted, on December 1st, to unanimously repeal the recently passed breed ban that targeted “pit bulls” and Rottweilers. At this meeting, the entire dangerous dog ordinance was repealed, not just the breed based portion. *The only thing...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 12-09-2014 03:51 PM
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    12-09-2014, 03:51 PM Go to last post
  24. Salina, Kansas, family fights for their dogs

    A single working mother in Salina, Kansas, is in trouble with the city after her two dogs got escaped the yard and were picked up by animal control. Jo Ann Morgan has two dogs that officials claim fall under the breed ban that Salina maintains. *Morgan stated that she sees “pit bulls” everyday...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 12-07-2014 09:00 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    12-07-2014, 09:00 PM Go to last post
  25. Moreauville, LA, update: Officials pledge to suspend enforcement of ban

    When the small town of Moreauville, LA, enacted a breed discriminatory law targeting “pit bulls” and Rottweilers, it was a quiet affair. *The law, passed on October 13th, didn*t garner so much as a blip online. When officials sent a letter to residents demanding they remove their dogs by the...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 11-24-2014 09:30 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    11-26-2014, 08:05 PM Go to last post
  26. OH: Wauseon moves to delete vicious label on ‘pit bulls’

    Published: Sunday, 11/23/2014 - Updated: 19 seconds ago FULTON COUNTY Wauseon moves to delete vicious label on ‘pit bulls’ Proposal in line with state law BY ALEXANDRA MESTER BLADE STAFF WRITER WAUSEON — A Fulton County community is taking steps to remove breed-specific language from its...

    Started by Vicki‎, 11-23-2014 02:49 PM
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    11-23-2014, 02:49 PM Go to last post
  27. Moreauville, LA, p$#@! breed ban: Demands all current dogs be removed

    On October 13th the small town of Moreauville, Louisiana, passed a ban on pit bull type dogs and Rottweilers. The city has a little over 900 residents and no online presence. Officials claim that they passed the ban at the request of *several residents. *These residents approached the...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 11-21-2014 10:20 PM
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    11-21-2014, 10:20 PM Go to last post
  28. Camdenton, Missouri may head to lawsuit over breed ban

    The city of Camdenton, Missouri, heard a request to review their long-standing pit bull ban yesterday at the board meeting, along with a request to dismiss a citation for violation of the ban. *The request was made by Misty Brown, a woman who bought a house in town 2 weeks before she was told her...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 11-20-2014 09:50 AM
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    11-20-2014, 09:50 AM Go to last post
  29. Pawtucket Rhode Island loses battle to keep ban

    When Rhode Island legislators passed a law that prohibits municipalities from enacting any breed discriminatory laws, Pawtucket officials balked. *They claimed that the law only addressed future laws, and did not apply to them because Pawtucket*s breed ban was in effect before the passage of the...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 11-18-2014 05:10 PM
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    11-18-2014, 05:10 PM Go to last post
  30. Spring Hill, Kansas, repeals breed ban

    Spring Hill Kansas has repealed their ban on “pit bull dogs.” The old law, which was passed in 2008, defined a pit bull dog as follows: Any pit bull dog. *(1) “Pit bull dog” means: a. The bull terrier breed of dog; b. The Staffordshire bull terrier breed of dog; c. The American pit bull...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 11-18-2014 03:10 PM
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    11-18-2014, 03:10 PM Go to last post

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