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Monday, July 5, 2010

End Breed Specific Legislation

Efuryone that reads my bloggie knows it is usually fun and light-hearted but today I am mad! Me and Mom signed up on the Be the Change for Animals FaceBook page and got our first assignment today. It appears that in Detroit, Michigan pit bulls are against the law. What? How is this possible? They take them away from their families and kill them because of something called Breed Specific Legislation. Other places have this too but Detroit has had it for 20 years. Michigan has a law that prohibits communities from adopting these laws but Detroit already had it and got "grandfathered."

Mom reminded me we had done some research on this earlier because it was one of the #Purrs4Peace Sundays. I don't know how I forgot, because I remember we found this video that made us really sad because it was scary how many breeds were considered dangerous. Even my sweet doggie mom, a German Shepherd Dog. Sadly even though we bookmarked that video, the person who had put it on YouTube took it down. But we found this one instead:Align Center



If you want to do something like we are, see the post on the Be the Change for Animals Facebook page. We are sending off our post card, sending a contribution and doing our best to get the word out.

It's not just my mom the GSD (and who knows where it leaves me as half a GSD)? It's my little sort of cousin Honey (my mom's niece's dog). I played with her in our back yard today and had so much fun. I even let her play with my sticks. She is so sweet and she is a Pit Bull and in Detroit she would be DEAD.

Some evil people train dogs to be vicious. I am not sure if they are more evil than people who kill dogs just because they are a breed that these evil people seem to train more often. Too many evil people and it seems us dogs suffer. German Shepherd dogs are trained to be police dogs and assistance dogs too.

Be very scared - Honey might lick you to death!

Nose taps Honey!

7 comments:

Frankie Furter said...

I agree with you about this. We should all be thinking about this.
Today it is Pitt Bulls... tomorrow it may be poodles or beagles or boxers or dachshunds. We need to take a stand.

Amy said...

Hi Yoda! Thanks so much for helping us spread the word about Be the Change for Animals and helping to end BSL! We agree with you - BSL makes us mad too! We hope that with your help we can make a difference!

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Oh that Honey to be hasing me shaking I is so skeered! Just jokin' wif you. I has had lots of pit bully furrends and they be the bestest furrends just like any udder dogs. And here I is, one of those bad, bad German shepherds. Watch out efurryone. I mite huff and puff and blow you howse down!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Grrreat post! We couldn't agree more!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

3 doxies said...

BS is BS in my professional opinion...I bes a professional cuz I bes a doggie. Frankie is so right, oneday it will be another breed. We as doggies need to educate peoples...some haves never even heard of BSL.
Puddles

Maggie said...

Thank you so much for spreading the word about the Campaign to End BSL - and for creating a postcard!!

Life With 5 Dogs said...

Thank you for taking the time for spreading the word about ending BSL!
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