The Petaluma Animal Services Advisory Committee will be discussing “dog breed-specific mandates on spay/neuter” tonight, Dec 7, at 7:00 PM. The committee meeting will take place in Petaluma City Council chambers, City Hall, 11 English Street, Petaluma, CA 94952. One of the committee members has asked that the committee consider MSN for “pit bull” types.
California municipalities may not pass breed-specific laws, except for breed-specific mandatory spay/neuter. Please note that breed-specific MSN, like any breed-specific law, discriminates against people based on their dog’s looks, and has all the flaws and quandaries of any law based solely on a dog’s appearance. Breed-specific laws of any kind, including BS-MSN, are not an ethical or effective solution.
Please send respectful, informative, and helpful correspondence to the committee, including effective breed-neutral alternatives for their consideration. I wish to re-emphasize respectful. The committee members need your help, not hate.
Contact information for the entire Animal Services Committee can be found here: http://cityofpetaluma.net/cclerk/citycommittees.html
Not all members of the committee have email. Here are the email addresses that are published:
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Sincere thanks to Gabe Kearney, Petaluma City Councilman and member of the Animal Services Board, for submitting this BSL alert!