A petition has been created in Jacksonville that would require owners of “pit bulls” to be “trained and certified” to own the “breed.” The petition creators intend to present this petition to their Texas Senator, Robert Nichols, in an effort to get a state law created to this effect.
Contact information for Senator Robert Nichols can be found here: http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/Senate/members/dist3/dist3.htm
Pit bull attack bolsters petition
BY QUINTEN BOYD
[...] Jacksonville woman thinks legislation is needed
The incidents were enough to make some citizens stand up and call for legislation on the breed. Susan Walczak, who manages City Pawn Shop in Jacksonville, started a petition to train potential owners of pit bulls after the incident involving Justin Clinton.
[...] Ms. Walczak said that the petition currently has well over 400 signatures.[...]
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