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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 11:17 AM
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    12-08-2014, 06:01 PM Go to last post
  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 07:50 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-07-2008, 07:19 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 07:38 AM
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    01-26-2006, 08:21 AM Go to last post
  1. 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 04:11 PM
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    01-27-2015, 04:11 PM Go to last post
  2. 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 10:40 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 50
    01-27-2015, 10:40 AM Go to last post
  3. 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 03:50 PM
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    01-25-2015, 03:50 PM Go to last post
  4. OK: Oklahoma dog man

    Is there a b.s.l in oklahoma

    Started by bill bixler‎, 01-15-2015 09:58 AM
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    01-19-2015, 07:38 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 04:28 PM
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    01-02-2015, 04:28 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 03:55 PM
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    01-02-2015, 03:55 PM Go to last post
  7. 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 03:45 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    01-02-2015, 03:45 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 04:51 PM
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    12-09-2014, 04:51 PM Go to last post
  9. 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 10:00 PM
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    12-07-2014, 10:00 PM Go to last post
  10. Lawmaker Considers Statewide Pit Bull Ban

    Tulsa, OK -- A proposal to ban pit bull dogs. Are pit bulls too dangerous to have as household pets? Earlier this month, the News on 6 told you about a 3-year-old child in Moore who lost his arm after an attack by a pit bull. One state lawmaker says he'll submit a bill in the next legislative...

    Started by Marty‎, 06-23-2005 09:06 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    12-04-2014, 09:17 AM Go to last post
  11. 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 10:30 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    11-26-2014, 09:05 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 03:49 PM
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    11-23-2014, 03:49 PM Go to last post
  13. 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 11:20 PM
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    11-21-2014, 11:20 PM Go to last post
  14. 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 10:50 AM
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    11-20-2014, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  15. 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 06:10 PM
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    11-18-2014, 06:10 PM Go to last post
  16. 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 04:10 PM
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    11-18-2014, 04:10 PM Go to last post
  17. Hallsville, MO, repeals breed ban

    Hallsville, Missouri had a ban on “pit bulls” for over 20 years. *Passed in 1989, the ban was instituted after there were some “aggressive” pit bulls in the community, according to Mayor*Cheri Reish. On November 10th, the board of aldermen voted unanimously to repeal the long-standing ban. *The...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 11-17-2014 11:10 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    11-17-2014, 11:10 AM Go to last post
  18. CO: Aurora's pit bull vote could have national implications

    Aurora's pit bull vote could have national implications KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press 2:27 PM, Oct 18, 2014 ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Sharee Talbot wants her dog back. For now, though, she has to drive out of town to visit Buddy because the two-year-old pit bull isn't allowed in her hometown of...

    Started by Vicki‎, 10-19-2014 02:05 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    11-11-2014, 07:46 PM Go to last post
  19. Aurora, Colorado: The good, the bad and the silver lining

    November 4th, a ballot measure in Aurora, Colorado that would have repealed the ban on dogs who are over 50% “pit bull” failed to pass. On the surface, this seems to be a disheartening loss. *A lot of hard work was put into educating*the public about the ban on a shoe string budget, and hopes...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 11-06-2014 11:10 AM
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    11-06-2014, 11:10 AM Go to last post
  20. Pits in Germany?

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

    Started by pohl78‎, 04-10-2014 10:06 AM
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    11-03-2014, 11:43 AM Go to last post
  21. Enumclaw, WA, keeps breed ban in place

    At last nights meeting in Enumclaw, Washington, officials voted to keep the current breed ban in place. The meeting drew a great number of commenters, some from both sides of the issue, but as we have seen before, the commenters for repealing the ban, out weighed those for keeping. *There was a...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 10-14-2014 12:20 PM
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    10-14-2014, 12:20 PM Go to last post
  22. Enumclaw, Washington, considers repeal of breed ban

    A change to the*Enumclaw, WA, ordinance that bans “pit bulls” is working its way through the city council. The first vote of the repeal was passed on September 22nd, with only one dissenting vote. *The second and final reading of the repeal is set to be heard on October 13th. The current...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 10-09-2014 06:20 PM
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    10-09-2014, 06:20 PM Go to last post
  23. Exclamation Public vs. Time Magazine's "Anti-Pitbull" article: Petition kickoff!

    First thing first: yes I signed up just to post this petition. I hope this is the right place, because I am asking you to sign a petition that would ask TIME to take down their poorly researched, NOT fact checked, and biased article, "The Problem With Pitbulls". I'm sure many of heard of this...

    Started by Fervious‎, 06-24-2014 04:09 PM
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    06-25-2014, 03:47 PM Go to last post
  24. Missouri Valley Iowa to consider repeal of breed ban

    Missouri Valley, Iowa, currently has a breed ban in place. *Officials are looking into the possibility of repealing their ban and enacting restrictions instead. Last month, a resident had his dog confiscated under the ordinance.* The dog in question was moved to an out-of-state location and is...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 06-23-2014 01:10 PM
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    06-23-2014, 01:10 PM Go to last post
  25. Jurupa Valley CA rejects breed based spay/neuter law

    At their last meeting, officials in Jurupa Valley, California, decided against a proposal that would require the pediatric mandatory sterilization of dogs deemed to be pit bulls. The proposal was brought forward by Councilman*Micheal Goodland. *Goodland made it very clear that this was not about...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 06-12-2014 03:40 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-13-2014, 10:13 PM Go to last post
  26. South Bend Indiana unanimously repeals breed discriminatory law

    After much hard work, officials in South Bend, Indiana, have voted on the new animal control ordinance that includes the repeal of the long-standing breed discriminatory law. *They voted unanimously to pass the new law and repeal the outdated breed discriminatory law. Passed in*1987, the law...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 05-28-2014 10:50 PM
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    05-28-2014, 10:50 PM Go to last post
  27. Mexico City p$#@! extreme laws

    Mexico City P$#@! Controversial Dog Control Law : News : Headlines Global News this seems crazy. I wonder if they will be able to enforce this. G-D people in Mexico City - what will this mean to you?

    Started by F.D.‎, 05-19-2014 09:32 PM
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    05-26-2014, 04:22 PM Go to last post
  28. Jurupa Valley California first reading of breed discriminatory spay/neuter

    This Thursday, officials in Jurupa Vally, California will hold the first reading of a breed discriminatory mandatory spay/neuter law. The move follows the passage of the county-wide measure which was passed recently in Riverside County, California. While there are not a lot of details at...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 05-12-2014 05:30 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 213
    05-12-2014, 05:30 PM Go to last post
  29. League City, Texas officials talk about breed discriminatory law

    City officials in League City, Texas, have begun to talk about instituting a breed discriminatory law. Following an attack by a dog identified as a pit bull, city officials are looking at restrictions for “pit bulls.” A toddler and mother were watching the mother*s boyfriends dog when the...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 04-24-2014 06:00 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 913
    05-08-2014, 08:45 PM Go to last post
  30. Exclamation Attending a dog fight now a federal felony.

    Q IT'S NOW A FEDERAL CRIME FOR YOU TO ATTEND A DOG FIGHT One piece of good news from the oft-criticized farm bill Feb 10 by Dain Fitzgerald Staff Writer f t M "At the first sign of a raid many will blend into the crowd and claim to be spectators to avoid prosecution" • blog.ctnews.com...

    Started by AGK‎, 02-15-2014 12:45 AM
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