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BSL has come to Montana!!!!!
« on: January 22, 2009, 02:15:56 PM »
Of all the places, breed specific legislation has now come to Montana! The saddest thing is all the people who don't see a problem with it!!!
I am hoping that enough Montana residents send in letters (well written and not inflammatory) that this will be stopped before it goes any further!
http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/2009/billpdf/HB0191.pdf

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Re: BSL has come to Montana!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009, 02:17:55 PM »
 :wall: :wall:
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Re: BSL has come to Montana!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009, 02:32:07 PM »
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Re: BSL has come to Montana!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009, 02:34:18 PM »
Ugh!  :smash: :smash:
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Re: BSL has come to Montana!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2009, 03:34:04 PM »
Scary....
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Re: BSL has come to Montana!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2009, 04:51:05 PM »
Well I had written a letter and mailed to our local Rep. as well as emailed it to a lot of the House Reps. This bill is up for introduction this evening in Helena, MT and will be brought up again in Feb. as well as it is scheduled for review in a hearing in April.

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Re: BSL has come to Montana!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2009, 09:35:25 AM »
 :partybanana:  They threw the bill out at the first introduction!!  :partybanana:


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Re: BSL has come to Montana!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2009, 06:07:18 PM »
UPDATE: Montana BSL Legislation Soundly Defeated 
Print This Article 
[Friday, January 23, 2009] 
Responsible dog owners won a decisive victory Thursday afternoon when the
Montana House Local Government Committee voted 17-1 against a bill to ban
"pit bulls" in the state.

House Bill 191 prohibited the ownership, harboring, or keeping of dogs
described as "pit bulls". "Pit bulls" was defined to include Staffordshire
Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, and "any dog that has the
physical characteristics that substantially conform to the standards
established for those breeds by the American Kennel Club." If the bill had
passed, all such dogs would have been seized and euthanized.

Approximately 100 responsible dog owners and breeders testified against
House Bill 191, convincing the committee that breed bans are not an
effective solution to animal control problems. In addition, the AKC sent
letters of opposition to committee members and alerted tens of thousands of
dog owners throughout the country about this legislation. The AKC believes
the government should implement reasonable, enforceable, non-discriminatory
laws to govern the ownership of dogs and impose appropriate penalties on
irresponsible dog owners.

The AKC thanks all those who testified against House Bill 191 in committee
yesterday, and the many more who contacted the committee and their state
legislators. We also thank the Montana House Local Government Committee for
making a strong statement against breed-specific legislation
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Raleigh, NC 27617
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Re: BSL has come to Montana!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2009, 12:10:53 PM »
Wow!  I'm glad it was defeated.  :thumbsup:

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If the bill had passed, all such dogs would have been seized and euthanized.

That line just amazes me at how ignorant lawmakers can be!
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Re: BSL has come to Montana!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2009, 12:12:40 PM »
Nice!!!
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Re: BSL has come to Montana!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2009, 10:41:45 AM »
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passed, all such dogs would have been seized and euthanized.
REALLY?  Are people that ignorant that they would take those measures?
I always get asked do boxers fall in this bully category?
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Re: BSL has come to Montana!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2009, 10:44:23 AM »
I always get asked do boxers fall in this bully category?

I think it is a fine line whether boxers  are considered a  bully breed .I have heard both yes and no .
But think how many boxers are mistaken for pit bulls .
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Re: BSL has come to Montana!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2009, 10:58:17 AM »
I'm glad to hear it was so decisively thrown out!!!!   :thumbsup:

I always get asked do boxers fall in this bully category?

I think it depends on how people are using the term.  If we're talking science...I think technically they are because they are decended from some of the same dogs.  But if we're talking "dangerous bully breeds" or "pitt bulls", even legally they don't usually fall into that category.
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