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My anti-B.S.L. letter to the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury (& to newspaper)

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by Miakoda, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Miakoda

    Miakoda GRCH Dog

    My anti-B.S.L. letter to the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury (& to newspaper)

    B.S.L. is back on the table for Pointe Coupee Parish in Louisiana. So many people overlook it because it's not happening where they live, or they just frankly don't give a darn, but it's a problem not limited solely to those who live in the immediate area of proposed B.S.L.

    This is a letter I wrote and mailed out to every jury member of the Pointe Coupee Police Jury. No, I do not live in Pointe Coupee Parish. But it's still my fight. If any of our members live in the southeast part of Louisiana near this parish, it's your fight as well.

    The worst part is the fact that the jury member behind the proposed legislation, Mr. Russell Young, is using the tragic death of my friend's 4-yr-old child as his rallying cry. The issue? Michael Blaise Landry was not killed by "pit bulls". He was killed by the neighbor's 3 Boxers as he played in his own front yard while his mom was also in the yard tending to yardwork. The dogs belonged to the neighbors, of which the man is a police officer in New Roads. To date there has been no justice for Blaise. The owners of the dogs received not an ounce of punishment other than having the dogs confiscated and euthanized. No citations. No fines. No jail time for negligent homicide, which should have been the case. To read more about Blaise, visit his memorial website at www.bloggingforblaise.com .

    The reason I brought up this incident is to make the point that even if Mr. Young's idea of B.S.L. was in effect at the time of the above-mentioned incident, Blaise would've still lost his life that day.

    Here is the letter:


    The following is an abbreviated version submitted via "Letters To the Editor" to the local newspaper, The Advocate.

     
  2. GoingPostal

    GoingPostal Good Dog

    Excellent letter, very well written!
     
  3. MsAcer

    MsAcer Good Dog

    Your letters rock!!
     
  4. xosirisx

    xosirisx Big Dog

    Good for you! Great letter! More of us (including me) should be doing things like this!
     
  5. LovePup

    LovePup Good Dog

    Its nice to see there is someone else watching BSL in LA. I haven't had an issue up here in Caddo, and it saddens me to think that Pointe Coupee Parish is wanting to take this route. I loved your letter and no one who listens to it is stupid.
     
  6. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

    Great letter.
     
  7. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Excellent letter Miakoda... but then again, I wouldn't have expected anything less from you!! Keep us updated please! And please, pass along our continued thoughts and prayers to your friends in the loss of their son. :(
     
  8. KNicK

    KNicK Puppy

    Fantastic letter!!! I wish I could write letters like that...but I get too angry with the idea of BSL to coherently put my thoughts to paper. Good luck with preventing BSL!!!
     
  9. simms

    simms Good Dog

    Bump....

    Its a shame that this thread hasnt had near the activity that moms boxer has gotten HA has.
     
  10. WhoDoVooDoo

    WhoDoVooDoo Puppy

    Hahah...oh, I shouldn't have laughed at that.

    Anyway, this is a WONDERFULLY written letter. You definitely have a way with words. You go, girl!
     
  11. chr1sty1

    chr1sty1 Puppy

    !1
     
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