Tell Texas Legislators to NOT Support Dog Breed Bans

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Originally Posted: 22 Jan 2011

Tell Texas Legislators to NOT Support Dog Breed Bans

[Ed. Note: Check out Find the Pitbull.]

FROM Win Animal Rights (WAR)

ACTION

Tell Texas legislators to NOT support a proposal that would ban all “pit bull” type dogs in Texas, making it a felony to “own” one. This is, in a nutshell, a proposal to kill every single pit bull in Texas.

And tell Texas legislators to NOT support a proposal that place unreasonable and unfair rules and restrictions on pit bull guardianship. These restrictions include making pit bull guardians carry expensive liability insurance, among other expensive requirements – seemingly intentionally discriminating against those in lower income brackets.

Keep in mind that contacts coming from Texas have the most impact, the following link is a good resource to find TX zip codes by county: http://bit.ly/gStyw7

Cynthia Kent : email: ckent@tyler.net
alternate contact here: http://bit.ly/gpntVC

Rick Perry, Texas Governor: phone (512) 463-2000 fax (512) 463-1849
alternate contact here: http://bit.ly/3rNCnI

Kevin Eltife, Texas State Senate District 1: http://bit.ly/dte04o

Chuck Hopson, Texas House of Representatives: http://bit.ly/ggOJpV

City of Tyler, TX city council online contact page: http://bit.ly/gpW4sx

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Texas attorney Cynthia Stevens Kent (also a former state district judge) is pushing to have all dog breeds and mixes of breeds that fall under the term “pit bull” outlawed in Texas. The possession of a “pit bull” type dog would result in a third degree felony.

The first proposal would ban all “pit bull” type dogs in Texas, making it a felony to “own” one. This is, in a nutshell, a proposal to kill every single pit bull in Texas.

In case her first insidious proposal fails to pass Cynthia Kent has a second equally unjust proposal that also needs to be fought against as vigorously as the first.

The second proposal places unreasonable and unfair rules and restrictions on pit bull guardianship. These restrictions include making pit bull guardians carry expensive liability insurance, among other expensive requirements – seemingly intentionally discriminating against those in lower income brackets.

Either proposal will be a death warrant for thousands of dogs and will bring about a holocaust for pit bulls, the likes of which we have never seen. The streets of Texas will run red with the blood of these dogs.

(link to proposals http://tylerpaper.com/pdf/pitbull-proposal.pdf )

At the bequest of Cynthia Kent the deadly duo of Senator Kevin Eltife and Representative Chuck Hopson will sponsor the bill and put it in front of the next legislative session.


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