Many thanks to Jodi for this alert!
Upland, CA, city council will revisit possible breed-specific mandatory spay/neuter in May.
Please encourage city officials to drop the breed-specific language in their proposal. Breed-specific MSN—like any other breed-specific law—discriminates against people and their dogs based on whether the owner or dog have a “desirable” or “undesirable” physical appearance.
Whether you support or oppose MSN, it doesn’t need to be breed-specific. If MSN is good for dogs that look like “pit bulls,” it is good for any dog. By removing the breed-specific focus, Upland can avoid the expense and inequality that goes with BSL.
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City Council Advisory Committee to recommend changes to dog-related municipal codes, holds on mandatory spay, neuter
Sandra Emerson, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 04/05/2012 11:49:16 AM PDT
UPLAND – The City Council Advisory Committee on Wednesday tabled discussion on making the spaying and neutering of pit bulls and pit bulls mixes mandatory.
The committee reviewed a proposal from Animal Services to establish the breed-specific code, but decided to return to the issue at its May meeting.[…]
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