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Animal lover Willie Nelson is asking for change in Ohio.
In the Midwestern state, pit bulls are labeled as "vicious" by law while other breeds are labeled IF they have killed or seriously injured a human or another dog.
The music legend has written an email asking the Ohio Senate to appeal the law he calls "archaic.
Willie sent the following email:
Ohio is the only state that discriminates against dogs who share a cluster of physical characteristics by classifying this group as ‘vicious’ without any regard to individual dog behavior…These dogs are considered ‘vicious’ at birth, even though there are countless dogs of unknown heritage who are deemed ‘pit bulls’ who are wonderful family pets. In addition to being beloved pets, many ‘pit bulls’ are show dogs, search and rescue dogs, and service dogs. The current law infringes on responsible dog owners’ rights to own any dog they choose, no matter what the dog’s appearance. Dogs, like people, are individuals and should each be judged on his/her own merits.
Toledo, OH has spend a large amount of money euthanized dogs resembling pit bulls.
The bill has currently passed the Ohio House by a 69-29 vote.
Supporters have also asked that each breed of dog be judged individually as well.
Way to go, dog lovers! Teddy says thank you!
[Image via AP Images.]
New York's new law strengthens current state laws against animal fighting and makes attending a dog or cockfight in New York a misdemeanor offense. That's the way it should've always been… but whatever. It's a law now and that's all that matters.
Debora Bresch, senior director of ASPCA Government Relations said:
“Animal fighting is an extremely cruel, but lucrative, underground business. It is often associated with a host of other dangerous and illegal activity, including drugs, weapons, and gambling, all of which pose serious threats to public safety. This law will help law enforcement by allowing them to pursue and punish the spectators who drive the market for animal fighting, keeping it alive.”
Animal fighting is a felony in all of our 50 states, and most activities related to animal fighting including training animals to fight and allowing your property to be used for an animal fight (being a prick) are also felonies in Ny.
Animal attending an animal fight is still just a fine in Connecticut and New Jersey.
Srsly Connecticut? We'd think the wealthiest state would be on top of that.
[Image via WENN.]