Massachusetts residents take action NOW!

As promised, officials in the city of Boston, Massachusetts have taken the first step at trying to reverse the portion of the state’s newly enacted Animal Control Act that prohibits cities from passing and enforcing breed specific ordinances.  The Bill struck down all existing breed specific laws in the state of Massachusetts effective November 1, 2012.

Massachusetts residents need to reach out to their respective legislators NOW to let them know you  fully support the Animal Control Act passed in 2012.  Please ask them to vote “no” on any legislation filed that would reverse the provision of the Act striking down breed specific legislation and that wold allow cities to once again pass breed discriminatory laws. 

FIND YOUR LEGISLATORS:

Senate and House members that represent the city of Boston can
be found at this link.

MA residents outside of Boston find your legislators here.

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City on pit bulls: We’re on tight leash  

Concerned Pols want to bring back rules

 By Dave Wedge 

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City Hall officials — barking mad that Beacon Hill banned their breed-specific restrictions on pit bulls — have filed a new bill calling on the State House to reverse itself and let cities and towns zero in on problem dogs 
before they bite again.
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“This legislation is about making our neighborhoods safer,” Mayor Thomas M. Menino told the Herald.

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“Every city and town is different, and there’s not a one-size-fits-all solution on how we determine which dogs are dangerous in our particular communities.”

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“In Boston, pit bulls bite far more than any other animals,” City Councilor Rob Consalvo said. “We should have this authority. Let the cities and towns choose on their own.”

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All breed-specific local laws were struck down on Nov. 1, when a new animal rights bill pushed by the Patrick administration took effect. Consalvo, who pushed a pit bull crackdown in 2004 after a spate of attacks, and Menino both blasted Beacon Hill for overturning local rules without giving cities and towns a heads-up.
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The entire article can be found here:http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/01/city_pit_bulls_we%E2%80%99re_tight_leash

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