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Urgent Statewide Ban in Oregon! UPDATED!

Discussion in 'Breed Specific Legislation' started by Victoria, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. jessicaboldt

    jessicaboldt Puppy

  2. kiwi

    kiwi Little Dog

    :protestsign::protestsign::protestsign:me and kiwi are there with you dreameyce!!!!
    im starting my letters now but havin truble with the words this all just makes me mad.
  3. dreameyce

    dreameyce Little Dog

    Then there'll be TWO Kiwi's!

    I think it's funny that the two (Are there only two?) Kiwi dogs on this board, are only about 2 hours apart!

    PNWPBR Good Dog

    Keep in touch with this thread, ill make sure to keep it updated on the date for the protest. :)
  5. dreameyce

    dreameyce Little Dog

    TY Ell! You're a life-saver! I'd love to attend anything, esp in Salem. Preferably if it's the type of event I can attend with the kidlet.

    I had to miss the breeder hearing to end responsible dog breeding here in Oregon last week, because no sitter was available, and now THIS is happening. Such a shame that HSUS is hardcore targeting Oregon, and trying to ruin Oregon's 'dog friendly' reputation :(

    PNWPBR Good Dog

    Its VERY unfortunate and we need all the help we can get. Looking forward to seeing you and Kiwi there!
  7. dreameyce

    dreameyce Little Dog

    If meetings are in Portland I'd not bring Wii, since she gets REALLY carsick, and hates being in the car. We stick close to home with Princess Wii. We'd see though. I have sedatives, but I save them for trips where it doesn't matter if she's sedated. I hate using them :)

    We're slowing working on the vehicle thing, but her first time ever in a vehicle, was the day we brought her home. She's no longer terrified of the car, but still gets really pukey carsick. It's gross!

    PNWPBR Good Dog

    There is another proposal and it is on the first hearings list for today. HB2852 from Representative Berger requires pit bull owners to carry liability insurance.

    Please be sure to write a letter to our legislators in opposition to HB252!

    Are they trying to slip this in??

  9. dreameyce

    dreameyce Little Dog

    Rather good news! This is still a concern, but Senator Starr isn't taking it anywhere now:

    Thank you for your email letter.
    I appreciate hearing from you and your opinion on the proposed
    legislation. Your email provides a lot of information.
    Often, requests come from constituents to draft legislation and
    that is the case with this bill. With all the challenges facing
    Oregon and the issues that the Legislature is dealing with this
    year, this issue is one that is not a priority for me. It was
    introduced at the request of a constituent and I have no intention
    to pursue it.
    Again, thank you for taking the time to write.


    Bruce W. Starr
    Oregon State Senate
    District 15
    sen.brucestarr@ state.or. us

    Hopefully we can work on enforcing current laws, and punishments for owners of ANY dogs who harm the public.
  10. Charlemagne

    Charlemagne Puppy

    two emails back from senators

    i sent an email opposing this ban here is what i got back:

    "Dear Matthew,

    Thank you for your thoughtful email. I will be a “No†on this bill.

    Best regards,



    "Matthew, Thank you for the email. This bill is creating a big fuss and huge opposition. I doubt it moves forward. David Nelson Oregon State Senator"
  11. jillibean87

    jillibean87 Good Dog

    have we heard any news on HB252??? I really don't want to(and shouldn't have to!) carry special insurance...
  12. PNWPBR

    PNWPBR Good Dog

    Great news!!!

  13. Victoria

    Victoria Big Dog

    This bill had its first reading on the House floor today. Has to go to the Senate next, so this is what we need to concentrate our efforts on at this point.
  14. PNWPBR

    PNWPBR Good Dog

  15. PNWPBR

    PNWPBR Good Dog

  16. Alma

    Alma GRCH Dog


    PORTLAND, Ore. -- A proposal to ban pit bulls in Oregon will not be formally introduced this year, according to the spokeswoman for a Republican state senator.The news of the Oregon legislator dropping the pit bull ban was a victory for fans of the maligned breed, but owners already have another fight on their hands. A new proposal, House Bill 2852, would require pit bull owners to buy liability insurance.Legislators have proposed the bills after a number of recent pit bull attacks. However, the bills led some pit bull owners to claim they're being targeted unfairly because of irresponsible dog owners.In the United States, many cities and counties -- from San Francisco to Sioux City -- have already passed pit bull bans. Many Oregonians said pit bulls are too risky to people and other pets. "I just don't trust them and anytime I see them, I go running for cover," said Michelle Baker, who lives in Hillsboro.The proposed pit bull ban would have declared pit bulls dangerous and made owning them in Oregon a crime with punishment of jail time and hefty fines. The state could also mandate that pit bulls be euthanized.

    Natalie Buck, who breeds and raises pit bulls at her home in Tigard, had six pit bull puppies for sale Sunday. She said dog owners remain a greater problem than the breed itself."Granted, they could hurt somebody -- that's always a potential with any dog," Buck said. "But I'm responsible about them -- keeping them in the yard."While the pit bulls appeared loving with Buck around, she acknowledges the dogs can do more harm than other breeds when she's not there."One bite from a pit bull versus one bite from a Chihuahua or an Australian shepherd -- the pit bull's bite could potentially be more dangerous," Buck said. "They just have more muscle, more strength in that one bite."The draft bill would have added a grandfather cause for those who already own pit bulls; however, those pit bull owners would be required to buy a permit and would have to spay or neuter the dogs.

    On a Small side note!!

    Portland Named Unhappiest City In America!!!

  17. PirateHousewife

    PirateHousewife Little Dog

    I just heard about this today! What should I do?? If they require us to have extra insurance.... well we can't afford it. I mean, we're barely hanging on as is...... Damn economy. I live near Salem. I'll go to a protest, sign a petition, call anyone I have to, but dammit nobody can take my boys.
  18. PNWPBR

    PNWPBR Good Dog

  19. Marty

    Marty Big Dog

    Eugene,OR -- Proposed pit bull legislation that drew a passionate response from people on both sides of the issue will not be pushed any further, according to the Senator who introduced the bill.

    "From the outpouring of interest I have received over the past few days, I have learned that pit bulls are beloved pets, friends and family members," Sen. Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro) said in a statement released on Monday. "Most pit bulls and their owners are caring and responsible. I have no intention of pushing legislation that would threaten pit bulls or the rights of their owners."

    The bill, which would have made owning a pit bull illegal in Oregon and would have even called for the dogs to be euthanized, hadn't made it to the Senate floor. You can read the draft here.

    "I introduced Senate Bill 667 on behalf of a constituent," Sen. Starr said in his statement. "As the voice of my constituents in the state legislature, I make myself and the service of bill introduction available to them so their ideas can be heard in the legislative process. I may not always agree with the bills they request, but see it as my responsibility to make sure they have an opportunity to advocate for their ideas before the legislature."

    Pit bull ownership has been a controversial topic in Oregon for the past several years. On one side, those who own the dogs say they are loving animals just like any other pet. On the other side are the folks who fear the breed and believe there should be protections in place.


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