Educating not Discriminating
Dog Legislation Education (DLE) is for anyone on either side of the Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) fence. I wanted to provide a place where you can ask questions that otherwise might spark debate. This is not meant to be a place to argue the issues, but to help people understand why dogs bite, who's really responsible, and what types of legislation have proven successful in protecting the public and punishing human offenders. Anyone commenting on the blog will be removed from the group for being insensitive. My main focus will be for citizens of Springfield, Mo as the Animal Issues Task Force (AITF) has proposed new legislation, policies, programs to City Council. Because these proposals could help improve the safety of citizens anywhere, the blog is open to anyone.
The Root of Fear is Ignorance.
The one thing I have learned over the years, is that most people who have a problem with a specific breed of dog either had one bad experience or heard bad stuff on the news. Humans are allowed to be afraid...I'm afraid of spiders, hopefully no one faults me for that! What I hope to accomplish with this blog is to help Pit Bull and other Power Breed owners to understand that some people don't know any better than to be afraid. As dog owners we have to take our time and show the public that no one breed stands alone with behavioral issues. I hope to not only educate people who don't know the blessings our dogs bring, but also help educate people who may not know what is appropriate behavior for them and their dog. Though I don't believe Breed Specific Legislation is effective in educating the public, I do believe Potentially Dangerous Dog, Dangerous Dog, and Irresponsible Owner Legislation can not only educate, but improve public safety as well.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Make a call. Send an Email.

                                 MAKE A CALL. SEND AND EMAIL.

I'm going to keep this short and sweet. If you haven't met the extremists on the other side of BSL... meaning the people who think Pit Bulls are not a dog, but a wild animal... They are hitting hard right now. Most of them don't even live in our area and they are sending gruesome stories, opinions, and manipulated facts about incidents where Pit Bulls may be or are suspected to be involved.

Email your city and state officials. Tell them all of the amazing stories about Pitties that you know! Tell them and send pictures of bites from other breeds. Show them that all breeds can be amazing, and that all breeds can cause damage when bred, raised, and/or treated wrong.

Pit Bulls are just a breed of dog...

"Dogs should be judged by their actions...not their looks."

Here is a list of Springfield Missouri City Officials:

Bob Stevens (Mayor)
Phyllis Ferguson    
Justin Burnett         
Mike Schilling       
Craig Fishel           
Jan Fisk                  
Craig Hosmer        
Kristi Fulnecky      
Ken McClure