Monday, January 26, 2009

Delusional BSL Proposal in DC

D.C. Councilman Graham has a philosophy on legislation to ban Pitbulls:  Propose, FAIL, Repeat.  

“I’ve introduced the pit bull legislation every session, and I am continuing in that determined pattern,” he said. “In case you are thinking I am deluded, I also introduced the lead paint hazard bill every session, and it passed last December. Every dog has its day.”

Every dog except Pitbulls, if the Councilman has his way:

The pit bull measure bars the possession and sale of the breed in the District. It requires current owners to register their pets with animal control, sterilize the dogs and tag them for quick identification. Any pit bull that doesn’t meet those requirements must be impounded and euthanized.

Councilman Graham, did you ever consider that perhaps your proposal keeps failing because people understand that breed specific legislation doesn't work?  

Contact Mr. Graham and let him know, politely and respectfully, why you do not support his BSL proposal and what some alternatives might be to keeping people and dogs safe in the community:

Jim Graham - Councilmember (Ward 1) 
e-mail:  jgraham@dccouncil. us
Tel: (202) 724-8181 Fax: (202) 724-8109

The complete D.C. Council contact info is available as a pdf here.


Caveat said...

It's certainly nice to learn that DC has solved its many social problems so that Councillors have time to play games.

Congratulations, folks!

YesBiscuit! said...

Yeah the homeless are still sleeping in the open air around the White House but the best way to address that is to exterminate Pitbulls - hey, wait a second - that sounds a leetle bit crazy.

jan said...

Unfortunately that is how so many legislative minds work.