Residents and locals, please contact Malden Mayor Gary Christenson and respectfully request that he veto the breed-specific muzzle law that city council has passed.
In your correspondence to the mayor, please emphasize why BSL is wrong (ineffective, expensive, subjective) and offer breed-neutral solutions (enforcement of existing leash laws is an obvious one). Please remain logical, respectful, and helpful in your correspondence! Remember, this isn’t about you, your perfect dog, or your feelings—this is about a guy who wants to make good choices for the community he governs. Praise him for taking the time to consider your information, then help him see that a veto is the best choice. Do NOT attack him, do NOT be rude—you want and need him to listen to you!
This is the FINAL opportunity to stop BSL from passing in Malden.
Mayor’s Office, 200 Pleasant Street, Room 629, Malden, MA 02148
Telephone: 781-397-7000 Fax: 781-397-7073
Mayor Mulls Possible Muzzle Law Veto
By Chris Caesar
Mayor Gary Christenson said he had not decided whether he will sign an ordinance muzzling pit bulls in the city Tuesday night, an indication he may consider vetoing the now city council-approved ordinance.
“Now that the bill has been passed by the City Council, I will review the proposal and ensure both sides have a chance to comment before deciding,” he said. […]
Opponents say vigilant enforcement of already existing leash laws would’ve prevented these attacks, all of which were committed by off-leash animals. Councilor Barbara Murphy said provisions requiring muzzled dogs on unfenced private property were intrusive. […]
Full article retrieved 4/11/12 from http://malden.patch.com/articles/mayor-mulls-possible-muzzle-law-veto
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