A resident of Gainesville, GA, has turned to state legislators to request a statewide breed ban. State representative Carl Rogers has agreed to help this resident pursue a statewide breed ban.
Please make sure your correspondence with Rep. Rogers and all other lawmakers is RESPECTFUL and informative!
Rep. Carl Rogers, Room 417, State Capital, Atlanta GA 30334
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Residents have mixed feelings on pit bull breed
Advocates say bad owners are the problem
By Aaron Hale firstname.lastname@example.org
POSTED:April 28, 2012 11:30 p.m.
[… Gainesville resident] Brannon has since written the governor and spoken to state Rep. Carl Rogers on the issue, with Rogers promising to put the issue of dangerous dogs, specifically pit bulls, before the state legislature.
“We’ve got to do something to be protective of (potential) victims, especially children, before they become victims,” he said. […]
One local elected official said he is poised to take that a step further.
“What I promised Ms. Brannon,” Rogers said, “is we would certainly look at trying to ban the breed.”
The representative said he believes pit bull attacks are happening enough to draw the state legislature to act.
Before doing so, Rogers said he’ll bring in experts on animals and breeding, as well as victims of pit bull attacks, to talk about the problem and garner possible solutions. […]
Full article retrieved 4/30/12 from http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/66835/