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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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    10-17-2013, 01:00 AM 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 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. 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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  2. 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, 02-14-2014 11:45 PM
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    04-10-2014, 01:54 PM Go to last post
  3. CT: Chimp victim sues state

    This lady was seriously injured by another person's chimp. Now she wants to sue the state. Connecticut chimp attack victim seeks right to sue state - Yahoo News

    Started by F.D.‎, 03-21-2014 05:11 PM
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    03-24-2014, 06:45 PM Go to last post
  4. Lake Elsinore California p$#@! breed discriminatory spay/neuter law

    Officials in Lake Elsinore, California, passed a breed discriminatory mandatory spay/neuter law at their meeting last night. Citing high shelter populations of the targeted population of dogs, officials claimed the need for such a measure. It is no coincidence that … Continue reading → More from...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 03-12-2014 02:32 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-21-2014, 08:15 PM Go to last post
  5. Medford Oregon officials reject breed discriminatory law

    Medford, Oregon, officials have rejected the idea of a breed discriminatory law. The idea was initially raised by Councilor Karen Blair after a complaint of dog on dog attack in the city. Councilor Blair had made some ill-informed statements to the media in support of a law that would have...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 03-13-2014 04:21 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 94
    03-21-2014, 07:00 PM Go to last post
  6. Rhode Island HB 7630 to allow Warwick to enact breed discriminatory law set for heari

    Rhode Island HB 7630 has been scheduled for a date to be heard by the first committee. *The House Committee on Municipal Government is set to hear the bill on March 20th. The bill would allow the city of Warwick to re-institute their breed discriminatory mandatory spay/neuter law. *The old...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 03-16-2014 09:40 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 91
    03-16-2014, 09:40 PM Go to last post
  7. Maple Ridge, BC, Canada: BSL proposed

    MEETING REMINDER: Today a City Council Workshop focusing on proposed breed specific legislation will take place at City Hall in the Blaney Room, 9:00 a.m. UPDATE: Owners protest breed-specific bylaw in Maple Ridge By Robert Mangelsdorf * Maple Ridge News … Continue reading → More from...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 10-15-2012 10:00 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 507
    03-13-2014, 12:56 AM Go to last post
  8. Rhode Island HB 7630 would allow a single town to enact a breed discriminatory law

    A bill has been introduced in the Rhode Island state legislature that would amend the current state law that prohibits breed discriminatory laws. The bill was introduced to allow the city of Warwick to enact a breed discriminatory spay/neuter law. … Continue reading → More from StopBSL.com...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 03-07-2014 04:00 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 75
    03-07-2014, 04:00 PM Go to last post
  9. New Jersey S 1310 would end breed discrimination by insurance companies

    A bill has been introduced in the New Jersey legislature that would end discriminatory practices by insurance companies in New Jersey. S 1310 has been referred to the Senate Commerce Committee. There are several different aspects to this bill. First, … Continue reading → More from StopBSL.com...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 03-05-2014 02:20 AM
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    03-05-2014, 02:20 AM Go to last post
  10. South Dakota bill end prohibit breed discriminatory laws on the state level goes to t

    The South Dakota bill to prohibit breed discriminatory laws in the state, SB 75, passed the full House. The vote was 41-28, for the bill. *SB 75 now moves to the Governor*s desk. *The Governor can either sign the bill … Continue reading → More from StopBSL.com...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 03-05-2014 12:20 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 74
    03-05-2014, 12:20 AM Go to last post
  11. Missouri HB 1116 to prohibit breed discrimination on the state level p$#@! committee

    A bill in Missouri that would prohibit municipalities from enacting breed discriminatory laws has been heard by the House judiciary Committee. HB 1116 is very simple. *The bill seeks to add an amendment to the current state code that reads: … Continue reading → More from StopBSL.com...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 02-27-2014 02:20 PM
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    • Views: 203
    02-27-2014, 02:20 PM Go to last post
  12. Georgia state level concerns

    Georgia state level concerns Posted on February 27, 2014 by krisdiaz9 | Leave a comment The issue of Georgia and what is happening there has been very much the topic of conversation recently. At this point in time, there is no chance of a breed discriminatory law being introduced on the...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 02-27-2014 05:00 AM
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    02-27-2014, 05:00 AM Go to last post
  13. Maryland HB 422 hearing overview

    The House Judiciary Committee met to hear HB 422, a bill that would prevent breed discriminatory laws on the state level. According to the bills sponsor, the bill was submitted due to the Solesky*decision.* *The bill, which if it remains … Continue reading → More from StopBSL.com...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 02-27-2014 12:30 AM
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    02-27-2014, 12:30 AM Go to last post
  14. Albany Georgia tables breed discriminatory ordinance

    Following the first vote, in which a strict breed discriminatory law was passed in Albany Georgia, support from officials began to wane. If the proposal had been passed unanimously, officials could have waived the second reading and passed the proposal … Continue reading → More from...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 02-26-2014 10:20 PM
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    02-26-2014, 10:20 PM Go to last post
  15. An Urgent Message from Aurora Colorado

    There is no doubt that demonstrations can be an effective tool in certain situations. This is not one of those times. *The following has been reprinted with permission from ColoRADogs regarding tonights meeting in Aurora Colorado. “We’re not demonstrating and … Continue reading → More from...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 02-24-2014 02:20 PM
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    02-24-2014, 02:20 PM Go to last post
  16. GA: Metro Atlanta woman rallying for Ga. pit bull ban

    ATLANTA (AP) — A metro Atlanta woman hopes to persuade Georgia lawmakers to ban pit bulls from the state. WSB-TV reports (Mother plans rally at Georgia Capitol to ban pit bulls | www.wsbtv.com ) Angela Rutledge of Fulton County became active after her 2-year-old son was mauled to death by her...

    Started by Vicki‎, 02-19-2014 10:52 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-22-2014, 06:04 PM Go to last post
  17. Maryland HB 422 would prohibit breed discriminatory laws on the state level

    A bill that has been introduced in Maryland that would prohibit breed discriminatory laws on the state level is being heard by the House Judiciary Committee today. The catalyst for this bill is likely the situation with the Maryland court … Continue reading → More from StopBSL.com...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 02-20-2014 02:00 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 99
    02-21-2014, 11:13 PM Go to last post
  18. Medford Oregon public meeting to discuss possible breed discriminatory law

    The city of Medford Oregon is discussing the possibility of a breed discriminatory ordinance. Councilor Karen Blair said recent attacks by dangerous dogs against other dogs prompted her to ask the city for more information about the issue. In a … Continue reading → More from StopBSL.com...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 02-13-2014 08:10 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 107
    02-13-2014, 08:10 AM Go to last post
  19. Aurora Colorado repeal needs help now

    A potential repeal of Aurora Colorado*s breed ban has been moved onto the next step by the council. The repeal, which is backed by Renie Peterson, passed the first step in the process, when it was sent to study by … Continue reading → More from StopBSL.com...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 02-11-2014 01:10 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    02-11-2014, 01:10 AM Go to last post
  20. What happened in Pasadena CA and what comes next

    For some time Pasadena has been discussing mandatory spay/neuter. A proposal that applied to all dogs was being discussed but was tabled for study after some opposition. *Before the breed neutral proposal could be brought forward, one particular councilman, Steve … Continue reading → More from...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 02-06-2014 12:20 AM
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    02-06-2014, 12:20 AM Go to last post
  21. Garden City Kansas repeals breed discriminatory law

    Garden City officials have been considering a repeal of their long-standing breed discriminatory restrictions since late 2013. At last nights meeting officials were set to hear a proposal to repeal their breed discriminatory law that targeted “American Pit Bull Terrier, … Continue reading → More...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 02-05-2014 08:30 PM
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    02-05-2014, 08:30 PM Go to last post
  22. Clayton MO unanimously repeals breed discriminatory law

    Clayton Missouri repealed their long-standing breed discriminatory law. The old law considered all “pit bulls” to be dangerous and mandated a list of requirements to own one. *The requirements included*registration and reporting. The dogs had to wear a bright orange … Continue reading → More...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 02-05-2014 06:20 PM
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    02-05-2014, 06:20 PM Go to last post
  23. Bradford PA comes into compliance with state law

    For years Pennsylvania has had a state law that prohibits breed discrimination in any form. When this law was enacted, there were no grandfather clauses allowed, and all places with breed discriminatory laws had to repeal their existing ordinances as … Continue reading → More from StopBSL.com...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 01-29-2014 09:30 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    01-29-2014, 09:30 PM Go to last post
  24. Two Arkansas towns reject calls for breed discriminatory laws

    This week 2 Arkansas towns that were considering breed discriminatory laws have officially rejected BDL in favor of breed neutral laws. MONTICELLO: *After a long period of discussion, officials in Monticello Arkansas enacted a breed neutral ordinance. Back in 2012, … Continue reading → More from...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 01-23-2014 10:00 PM
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    01-23-2014, 10:00 PM Go to last post
  25. Waterloo Wisconsin repeals breed discriminatory restrictions

    In 2013 Waterloo Wisconsin officials were discussing the possibility of repealing their breed restrictions. Enacted in 1996, the ordinance targeted *“(1)The pit bull terrier breed of dog.*(2)*The Staffordshire bull terrier breed of dog.*(3)*The American pit bull terrier breed of dog.*(4)*The …...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 01-18-2014 09:40 PM
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    01-18-2014, 09:40 PM Go to last post
  26. Columbia South Carolina Councilman wants breed discriminatory law

    An official on the Columbia South Carolina city council is in the discussing a “bully breed” ordinance. Though there are no details yet on exactly what the ordinance may encompass and what specific breeds the councilman would like to target, … Continue reading → More from StopBSL.com...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 01-18-2014 01:30 PM
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    01-18-2014, 01:30 PM Go to last post
  27. New York bill to prohibit insurance discrimination ordered to third reading

    Last year a bill was introduced in the New York state legislature that would address breed discrimination in insurance practices. The bill, A3952, would prohibit insurance companies that conduct business in New York state from canceling or refusing to issue … Continue reading → More from...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 01-17-2014 03:10 PM
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    01-17-2014, 03:10 PM Go to last post
  28. Canton Michigan officials vote to repeal breed discriminatory law

    Tuesday night, officials in Canton unanimously voted to repeal their 20-year-old restrictions on dog deemed to be pit bulls. The old ordinance targeted, “Any dog known by the owner to be a*pit*terrier, which shall be defined as any American*Pit Bull … Continue reading → More from StopBSL.com...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 01-15-2014 04:30 PM
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    01-15-2014, 04:30 PM Go to last post
  29. Bonner Springs Kansas lifts pit bull ban

    Monday night officials in Bonner Springs Kansas voted to repeal their ban on pit bulls. Last year a dog named Titan was picked up by the local animal control as being a banned dog. *When the dog was adopted several … Continue reading → More from StopBSL.com...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 01-14-2014 12:20 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 169
    01-14-2014, 02:47 PM Go to last post
  30. Albany Georgia p$#@! first reading of breed discriminatory law

    At last nights meeting, officials in Albany Georgia passed the first reading of an ordinance that would target “pit bulls.” Initially some had been saying that this would be the first and only reading of the ordinance but this has … Continue reading → More from StopBSL.com...

    Started by StopBSL.com‎, 01-14-2014 10:00 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 120
    01-14-2014, 10:00 AM Go to last post

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