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January 16, 2013



Exactly. BSL in any form affects owned dogs. People ask why I say that, ie, why does it matter?

It matters because these are not strays or handovers, they are pets that are seized from good homes for no reason other than their appearance.

Yet at the same time, we are bemoaning the fact that shelters are killing adoptable, treatable animals and have too many inmates.

It's insane.


I've been following dog laws/ordinances since the early 1980s and there seems to be a common thread through all of it - government typically spends far too much time finding ways to control responsible people that are providing good care for their pets and not nearly enough time worrying about the animals that need help.

Pass a law to control/regulate/protect pets and I guarantee you at some point someone will decide it's not enough and they'll start piling on more regulations, higher and deeper, often resulting in pets ending up in worse situations than the ones in which they started.

The only result of BSL is it's killed pets. Period.

Julie Jo

I just saw this online last night and it made me angry and just sick. What kind of backward justice is going on in Mo. anyhow? I can't even WRAP MY HEAD AROUND THE WHOLE THING BECAUSE IT'S JUST SO CRUEL. The fact that they took the dogs just because of their looks is just so wrong. I just don't get it. There's something really wrong with the town of Sikeston Mo. I am hoping that some good attorney goes in there and sues the snot out them and the state for what they have done. I know that I would. Just awful.

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