Ventura County, CA: Oxnard to hold discussion session on BS-MSN, April 17

The Ventura County Animal Regulation Commission wants to pass a breed-discriminatory mandatory spay/neuter law that would only apply to owners of dogs with a “pit bull” appearance. To do this, the county wants buy-in from all of its cities.

Oxnard, CA, will hold a study session to discuss the county’s BS-MSN proposal during the April 17 council meeting at 7:00 PM. The public is given time to comment on the study session after staff presentation and before council discussion. If you are a resident or local, please attend the council meeting and express your opposition to BSL of any kind.

Please encourage city officials to drop the breed-specific language in their proposals. 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, the county and cities can avoid the expense and inequality that goes with BSL.

City of Oxnard Mayor and City Council
drtomholden@aol.com, irene.pinkard@ci.oxnard.ca.us, bryan.macdonald@ci.oxnard.ca.us, timbflynn@gmail.com, carmen4oxnard@gmail.com

All alerts for Ventura County: http://stopbsl.com/?s=ventura+county

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One response to “Ventura County, CA: Oxnard to hold discussion session on BS-MSN, April 17

  1. All dogs should be spayed or neutered regardless of breed. As a owner of 4 pitbulls I am in favor of them as well as every other breed included to have a mandatory spay/neuter policy. It is heartbreaking to say the least to walk into an animal shelter to see the over population. People need to be educated on how to raise and care for an animal. Pitbulls are the best dogs ever and as anyone should know……..any dog can be mean it is all how you raise them! If everyone would fix their pets then the over-breeding and sale of so-called purebreds would stop! People need to adopt from the shelter as much as possible……these dogs need love too! So as Bob Barker has told us for 40 years……………….Have your pets spayed and neutered!