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Elephant Butte, New Mexico

Repeal Breed Specific Ordinance 131

Breed Specific Legislation is dicriminatory and is not effective in addressing the issue of dangerous dogs in a community.

 


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Elephant Butte, New Mexico
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Repeal Breed Specific Ordinance 131

The town of Elephant Butte, New Mexico implemented Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) in March, 2012 against Pit bulls, Rottweilers, German shepherds and their mixes. We are asking that the city repeal all sections of Ordinance 131 that call for registration, permits, confinement, liability insurance and any other restrictions based on the breed of dog.
Elephant Butte cites a report by the CDC as justification for this ordinance but The CDC along with the ASPCA, AKC, AVMA and other organizations are opposed to BSL.
BSL has been ineffective in the United States and the world as a method of addressing dangerous dog issues. It does not address irresponsible ownership. It forces Animal Control to spend time and money on enforcement rather than focusing on real animal problems in the community as well as forcing animal control officers to become dog breed experts. These laws punish responsible dog owners because of the breed of dog they own and do not insure that irresponsible owners will follow the laws.
The State of New Mexico is fortunate to have the “Dangerous Dog Act” which addresses issues with dangerous dogs without breed discrimination.
Please sign this petition to repeal BSL in Elephant Butte, N.M.

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Sincerely,
BAN BSL in New Mexico