Previous alerts on this issue: http://stopbsl.com/2009/09/02/texas-whispers-of-bsl/
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
Mauling Death Of Young Rusk County Boy Prompts Push For Pit Bull Bill
By BETTY WATERS
Aghast over pit bull dogs mauling to death of a 10-year-old Rusk County boy, hundreds of people in neighboring Cherokee County signed a petition for a state law that would establish requirements for owners of pit bull dogs.
Susan Walczak, manager of City Pawn in Jacksonville, and two coworkers began the petition drive in Jacksonville, and a spin-off petition is circulating in Tyler.
At last count about 640 signatures had been collected in Jacksonville. A tabulation of signatures on the Tyler petition was not available Wednesday.
[...] Many people who have heard about the petition came into the pawn shop just to sign it, although many signers are customers, according to the petition organizers, who hope to get action on the issue in the next state legislative session.
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