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We all want safe and humane communities for people and pets. Breed-discriminatory laws fail to enhance public safety, are a waste of tax dollars and interfere with the rights of responsible dog owners. They also go against the tenets of community policing. Because of myriad of problems with breed-discriminatory ordinances, Senator Dave Robertson introduced Senate Bill 239, which would stop this discriminatory practice by eliminating breed discrimination in cities and towns throughout Michigan.
SB 239 passed in the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support. It is now awaiting a vote in the House Local Government Committee. Out-of-state opponents of SB 239 are spreading misinformation about this bill to our representatives. Their radical goal, of course, is the elimination of all pet dogs deemed to be “pit bulls.” But our goal is one of fairness and safety. Your representative and the chair of the Local Government Committee need to know that you support this important legislation, which would protect families and their pets in our state. Time is short to get this bill passed, so we need your voice today.
Politics is not a spectator sport, so please take action today by sending an email asking your elected representative in the House and the chair of House Local Government Committee to support SB 239. Placing phone calls to these leaders is also important. You can use our online tool to find your representative to contact by phone. Please spread the word, because the dogs are counting on you.