The group behind this effort, Families and Dogs Against Fighting Breeds, is the same group that unsuccessfully attempted to garner support for a city-wide pit bull ban in Seattle in 2008. Based on the statements of the group’s founder, she is continuing her effort to “phase out” pit bulls. Rather than taking another stab at a city-wide ban, she is now apparently taking baby steps to pass BSL. If successful, she will most certainly attempt to once again garner support and pursue a pit bull ban in Seattle.
If you are in the Seattle area, please make every effort to attend the rally this Thursday, September 1, 2011 and Westlake Park at 5:30 p.m.
The group Families Against Breed Bans is organizing its members and will be in attendance at this rally. If you are interested in joining their efforts to counter the group attempting to ban pit bulls from Seattle, WA parks, please get in touch with them!
Families Against Breed Bans:
August 22, 2011 post on the anti-pit bull rally:
Group wants to ban pit bulls from Seattle parks
SEATTLE — A group is seeking city approval to ban pit bulls from all Seattle parks.
Attacked by dogs more than 20 years ago, Ellen Taft is gathering signatures to ban fighting breed dogs from off-leash areas and all Seattle parks.
“I am hoping for a gradual phasing out of all pit bulls,” Taft said, head of the group Families and Dogs against Fighting Breeds.
Currently, Seattle city law is breed neutral.
According to Seattle Animal Control, pit bulls are responsible for nearly a quarter of the 250 bites in the city each year. But, they say very few attacks happen in parks; most of them occur in neighborhoods.
Families and Dogs against Fighting Breeds is the same group that tried unsuccessfully for a city-wide pit bull ban in 2008.
FDAFB is holding a rally next week, Thursday, September 1, at Westlake Park at 5:30 p.m.