Hi everybuddy and Happy Saturday!
Today we’re pawticipating in that super terrific event called Blog the Change for Animals.
Everybuddy who pawticipates is supposed to tell their furends about a cause that’s near and dear to their hearts. So today we’re gonna tell you abouts two ways that some of our furends can help stop that hateful BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) thing in Ohio and Texas.
Now, if you don’t know what BSL is…it’s laws that humans put in place that make it against the law to have doggies that look like me.
See, some peoples think that just cuz a doggie was born with a blocky head and a broad chest and a short coat — that automatically makes ’em mean. But just like with people, how a doggie looks doesn’t have anything to do with whether or not it’s gonna bite. Any doggie can bite or be dangerous if they don’t have a good owner.
So I have two really impawtant ways that you can help stand up for good doggies and good owners if you live in Ohio or Texas.
Ohio is the only place in the entire country that has BSL that covers the whole state. But it hasn’t kept peoples from getting bitten (duh!). So this nice congress lady is working to take the part out of the law that says that a dog is dangerous if it “belongs to a breed that is commonly known as a pit bull dog. The ownership, keeping, or harboring of such a breed of dog shall be prima facie evidence of the ownership, keeping or harboring of a vicious dog.” (Whew! Those sure are a lotta big words!)
So, if you live in Ohio, could you pretty please call your representative-person and tell them that you support this change in the dangerous dog law? To find your representative, please click here. And if you wanna learn more about all this, please visit my furends over at Ohio Coalition of Dog Advocates.
A little while back my mom told you about a really sad thing that happened in Texas. Right now, Texas’ law says that towns can’t have BSL. But cuz of this sad thing that happened (that was totally the fault of the humans), some peoples are trying to get that changed. And if that happens, that could hurt dear furends like Shelby and the Houston Pittie Pack.
But in order for this BSL thing to get anywhere, they’ve gotta find somebuddy to sponsor it in the legislature (another big word!). Right now, they haven’t been able to find anybuddy to do that. But that’s why it’s REAL impawtant that if you live in Texas that you get in touch your representative-person right now and tell them that you don’t support BSL in your state. Here’s a linky to find your representative. And if you want to learn more, please click here to visit StopBSL.com.
Okie doke! I think that’s it. Thank you ever so much for taking the time to read this and I hopes you have the Most Wonderful weekend that ever, ever was doing all the things you like to do best!