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So this is the "Bill" I wrote in my Politics Class..........Of course one person felt it shouldn't be made mandatory to send your dog to Obedience School...I had to laugh...

Bill Title:
American Pit Bull Terrier and large breed K-9 Protection Act of 2009

Sponsor:

Bill Purpose:
To provide protection to American Pit Bull Terriers and other large breed dogs from being euthanized due to irresponsible owners. To require mandatory obedience training of the K-9 and breeding may only be done if registered by the state of Nevada to maintain the existence of a soon to be extinct animal. To avoid punishment of responsible owners who are affected by Breed Specific Legislation (BSL).

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

Section I: To stop the banning and the death of certain breed types of dogs by way of Breed Specific Legislation. To prevent extinction of our loyal companions. To protect citizens the right of their 14th Amendment:

(All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws).

To ratify the 14th Amendment to define property as being land, K-9 friends, etc.

Section II: All new and existing owners of American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, Doberman Pincher, Shar Pei's, German Sheppard, Belgian Malanois, Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamute, Great Dane, Irish Wolf Hound, Chow Chow, and/or any large breed of K-9 being effected by BSL (Breed Specific Legislation), be required to submit their dog into regular obedience training classes. Along with an assessment test of the dogs temperament. Owners must also attend breed specific classes, to gain better knowledge of their dog.

Section III: To prevent cross breeding or irresponsible ownership, any person(s) breeding their dog must obtain a breeding license from the state of Nevada. Those who breed without a license are subject to a fine or penalties. Therefore a non certified breeder is required by law to have their K-9 spayed or neutered.

Section IV: American Pit Bull Terriers and other large breed dogs are not aloud to run freely in any business, schools, or parks. These specific breed of dogs must be on a leash at all times in any public surroundings.

Section V: It would be the responsibility of State and Local Authorities to ensure that breeders and owners are following these set guidelines.

Section VI: Exceptions; This bill will not protect,
6.1 American Pit Bull Terriers or other large breed of dogs whose temperament has been assessed by a trained professional, as being aggressive or threatening.

6.2 American Pit Bull Terriers or other large breed of dogs who have been trained to fight, attack, or guard.

6.3 Any large breed or related dog that has been contained for more than 48 hours for attacking and injuring a human being. In which case the dog should be put down.

Term:
Effective immediately upon enactment of this Act.

Fiscal Impact/Funding Mechanism
According to Best Friends Animal Society: Breed Discriminatory Legislation in Nevada, dogs impacted by Breed Discriminatory Legislation is 41,910, In which 2,910 of those would be Pit Bull types.
Cost Associated with Breed Discriminatory Legislation (to get rid of the dogs all together):
Enforcement $159,190
Kenneling and Veterinary Care $39,730
Euthanizing and Disposal $52,820
Litigation Costs $3,110
DNA Testing $25,950
Total estimated cost $280,800 U.S tax payers money.

Though this does not seem like a lot of money, we the responsible owners feel that this money can be used for a better cause. Better cause funding the "Canine Aggression Task Force" for community-wide dog bite prevention programs.

References;

www.understand-a-bull.com - Breed Specific Legislation (BSL)

Companion Animal Solutions: Dog Training: Dog Behavior Problems: such as destructiveness, separation anxiety, fear, and aggression

National Canine Research Council

Best Friends Breed Discriminatory Legislation Fiscal Impact - Best Friends Network

Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

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I will consider it when BSL hits Nevada......They have discussed it but nothing has been done or said yet.
 

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Very nice:thumbsup:

i do know of a town in NV that is trying to inact BSL. it has, as of yet, gone nowhere. but it definitely comes from bad owners, badly bred dogs and a lack of real AC inforcement.
 

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Yeah a couple of places in Nevada have tried.....Las Vegas has a NoN-profit organization that brings together APBT owners to fight and we've been successful in our mission so far. Nevadain senators and congress can't justify banning "Pitbulls" because it seems most realize why the dog does what it does in a "mauling situation". Who knows, we are just lucky for now I suppose.

There are a few housing communities that restrict breeds and Pits are one of them. We've also made friends with a "Police Officer" who has a APBT and takes her to shows.......He keeps us informed also...:)
 
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