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Old 01-23-2011, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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I've been talking at county / city / community meetings for years when they are thinking of trying to pass a BSL ordinance. I've worked on the material constantly over the years, adding in the most recent studies, articles, etc that I find on line. I just started working on it again as it sounds like Cumberland County, TN is going to try a sneaky under the table, out of the eyes of their community type vote like Sparta, TN did. If this is the case I plan on going public with what they're trying to do and getting a group of people from the county together to speak at the county offices.

If you have any studies, statistics, know of towns that have repealed their BSL when they found it ineffective, know of a dangerous dog law that is non-breed specific that addresses owner responsibility that's been highly effective in an area, etc, please can you post it here? For each statement I make I need a link or name of a person or group that did the study, or the name of the town and dates for any repeals, etc. I try to back up what I say with facts, something those supporting BSL never can do.

Thanks!
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:56 PM
 
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I've been talking at county / city / community meetings for years when they are thinking of trying to pass a BSL ordinance. I've worked on the material constantly over the years, adding in the most recent studies, articles, etc that I find on line. I just started working on it again as it sounds like Cumberland County, TN is going to try a sneaky under the table, out of the eyes of their community type vote like Sparta, TN did. If this is the case I plan on going public with what they're trying to do and getting a group of people from the county together to speak at the county offices.

If you have any studies, statistics, know of towns that have repealed their BSL when they found it ineffective, know of a dangerous dog law that is non-breed specific that addresses owner responsibility that's been highly effective in an area, etc, please can you post it here? For each statement I make I need a link or name of a person or group that did the study, or the name of the town and dates for any repeals, etc. I try to back up what I say with facts, something those supporting BSL never can do.

Thanks!
Here is one site for you. Contact them for more details. Its broken down by year

Punish the Deed, not the Breed!
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Here is one site for you. Contact them for more details. Its broken down by year

Punish the Deed, not the Breed!
My Dandridge, TN fight was on that list!!

Great site. Tons more places either dropped or chose to not start BSL than I knew about!!!
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Old 01-23-2011, 03:25 PM
 
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
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This site may be helpful to you.
Stop BSL | Your Community. Safer. Smarter. More Humane.

My county has a dangerous dog ordinance since July 2009. I don't know if it's been effective or not. Here's a link to the law. It's on the left hand side under animal care directory. Animal Care
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Old 01-23-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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My Dandridge, TN fight was on that list!!

Great site. Tons more places either dropped or chose to not start BSL than I knew about!!!
Go get 'em!
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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Another link that may give you more ammo. Its the NCRC dogbite fatality report for 2009. Gives a lot of good analysis as well as each report on the fatal bites (BTW - the one that sparked the current BSL for Texas is in there too). Hope this helps!


http://nationalcanineresearchcouncil...t-FINAL-11.pdf
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Da Region
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I'm trying to find my town's animal laws online and am having quite a bit of trouble. I remember going to the police department and getting a hard copy, and it had something in it about not being allowed to keep breeds "known to be vicious," or some very vague thing like that.

Does that fit with the subject of this thread?

Thank you for your work spaying and neutering, and other things you're doing for the innocents!

Two cats, one dog, no nuts!
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Anything that eludes to a breed as aggressive or viscious and bans them is BSL. However, if it doesn't mention a 'breed' then no, it's not included. A lot of places are starting dangerous dog laws that are non-breed specific and target the real problem - irresponsible owners. That's what we're hoping for here too.

No nuts is good!
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Another link that may give you more ammo. Its the NCRC dogbite fatality report for 2009. Gives a lot of good analysis as well as each report on the fatal bites (BTW - the one that sparked the current BSL for Texas is in there too). Hope this helps!


http://nationalcanineresearchcouncil...t-FINAL-11.pdf
You rock, girl!!! I'll be adding that to my list of sites to read through tonight! Thank you!
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:43 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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I'm trying to find my town's animal laws online and am having quite a bit of trouble. I remember going to the police department and getting a hard copy, and it had something in it about not being allowed to keep breeds "known to be vicious," or some very vague thing like that.

Does that fit with the subject of this thread?

Thank you for your work spaying and neutering, and other things you're doing for the innocents!

Two cats, one dog, no nuts!
HAHAHAHAAHHAAA.... I LOVE this.....
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