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Can you spare 30 seconds to stop breed discrimination?
We all want safe and humane communities for people and pets. The focus of dangerous dog laws should be on the behavior of the dog and the behavior of the owner. Today, you have the opportunity to stand up for such humane, lifesaving legislation in the state of Missouri.
Unfortunately, right now in Missouri, any overreaching local government can pass laws arbitrarily banning or restricting citizens from owning dogs of any breed or mix breed. Some cities in Missouri ban German shepherds, Doberman pinschers, chows, Rottweilers, American pit bull terriers, and even mixes of these breeds. Some of these ordinances even violate the service dog provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Uniformity is needed. Missouri citizens owning these pets could be arrested or face stiff fines simply for walking their dogs across city lines!
The dogs of Missouri need your voice! Your representative, Lindell Shumake, needs to hear that you support the language of HB 905, which prohibits breed discrimination. Unfortunately, mayors in your area are lobbying Rep. Shumake to vote against this humane bill, so we need you to act today.
Politics is not a spectator sport. Thank you for taking action to stop breed discrimination. Together, we will Save Them All.
Dear [Decision Maker],
As a constituent, I urge you to support the language of HB 905 that would protect the property rights of responsible dog owners by prohibiting breed discrimination by overreaching local governments. We all want safe and humane communities for people and pets. Breed discriminatory laws are ineffective, interfere with responsible dog owners' property rights, and are extremely expensive to enforce.
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