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TX: Justin's Law-Banning Pit Bulls in TX and Nationally

Discussion in 'Breed Specific Legislation' started by Vicki, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. chloesredboy2

    chloesredboy2 Good Dog

    I'm a little confused by your post.Are you saying that you want to create BSL that is fair to everyone involved? If so,that's a contradiction in terms.And I apologize if I am completely misunderstanding your agenda,but what does drug dealing have to do with bulldogs and BSL?
     
  2. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    i think he meant to say he wants our side of the story and how things SHOULD have and should always go down..?
     
  3. Elliehanna

    Elliehanna GRCH Dog

    OMG I AM SO MAD NOW GAAAAHHHH I had a huge HUGE thing for you all written out and bam my opera decided to piss on me and turn off..... basically look up the temerment testing...explain that there are at least 8 if not over 10 dog breeds that are mistaken as "pit bulls" and it scews any dog bite fatalities to an unreasonably high number, and the media almost never shows the dog that did any attacks so it is not possible to make a educated guess on what breed of dog did the attack (since you can only guess without papers because they look so similar even if they are not similar in temperament) this does not even include the mixed, OR the average number of dogs per attack (like how they do the 1 homicide per X number of people in X city) Also the dog most likely to bite is the Dochsound (ok cant spell and scared this is ganna screw me again lol) I have read more than one article on this and a statistic on it too but can't remember where it was, might be the temperament testing site.

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    The media will overlook a dog attack that is by a not "visious" dog or make it sound comical but will blast a "pit bull" attack on the front page of every paper for 100 miles around, and go national many times. They will also overlook good deeds done by the "pit bulls" and then post in national news about something lesser done by a dog (like a pit bull saves a stranger from a robber, then a fu fu dog licks its owners face...the fu fu will be in the national news, the robber will be local only most of the time)

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    Tell them statistics from Denvor, tell them about Italy, how BSL DOES NOT WORK, and how the owners of X dog will still get a dog to become X even if it is a different breed.

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    and Gahh I had more than that but now my brain is not working, I hope that can get you started...

    oh yea, find a "pit bull" knowledgeable vet and have them write something for you, have them tell you the breeds that they have experiences with that are more likely to bite that sorta thing.
     
  4. Miakoda

    Miakoda GRCH Dog

    My heart goes out to this child and his family.

    But the fault does not lie with the dogs. The fault lies with parents that do not teach their children that trespassing onto other people's property, especially when a gate must be opened, is NOT okay. It's like not teaching your children to not play in the street and then blaming the driver of a car when your child bolts out right in front of it.

    Dogs are dogs. The blame lies with humans. It always has and it always will.

    While I agree that the dogs should've been destroyed (I would've done the deed with my own hands), the blame lies with a child that trespassed into a gated and fenced-in backyard and parents who did not know where their child was or what he was doing (and possibly did not teach him it was wrong and dangerous).

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    Here's another "dog attack" near Tyler, TX (St. Bernard/Bernese Mountain dog mix.....Sept. 2010)

    Does anyone else see a problem, and yet common scenario, here?
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2011
  5. BugsyLove

    BugsyLove Little Dog

    It's real ironic how the kid is trespassing on someones property, climbing a fence(probably privacy fence) and now this person's dog is probably no longer living because the kid was an idiot. I'm sorry, but I have NO sympathy for someone entering another individual's property and getting his/her ass bit.

    Make better decisions and watch your damn kids. The parents need to be PTS...
     
  6. ganja

    ganja Good Dog

    but why would people put the blame where it should: bad parenting and bad ownership instead of on something soooo "easy" to eradicate (at least that's what people seem to think.. they are STILL around in large numbers at banned city's or country's.. just look at the UK and France for ex.) like the dog breed really? :rolleyes:
     
  7. PrairieTX

    PrairieTX Puppy

    Great BSL resource

    Please take a min to read Treat Em Right Rescue's BSL post on their website for Texas residents. There is information on where to get letters if you do not have one prepared of your own and where to find contact information for your state senators/representatives.
     
  8. SGT_Gumby

    SGT_Gumby Puppy

    I live in Austin, TX and have begun to follow news of this BSL talk as my brother owns a pure bred APBT and I am looking to adopt a Pit mix from a local rescue organization. The non-profit group Love-A-Bull circulated a petition recently and turned it over to the State Legislature with the signatures of 7755 people who oppose BSL. Hopefully this and similar efforts will show the Legislature that this type of legislation is not as broadly supported as some would have them think.
     
  9. rjnklvr

    rjnklvr Little Dog

  10. lkelley36

    lkelley36 Big Dog

    I love the link to find the real APBT!!
     
  11. destinoscelgo

    destinoscelgo Good Dog

    Me too I show everyone I know and nobody can get it
     

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