The Upland, CA, Advisory Committee has recommended mandatory spay/neuter for all “pit bulls.” They will present their recommendation to city council during the council meeting on May 14 at 7:00 PM in council chambers, City Hall, 460 N. Euclid Avenue, Upland.
Make no mistake, this proposal is not about reducing a shelter overpopulation of medium-sized, short-coated dogs. The Upland committee is recommending BS-MSN because they believe “pit bulls” are dangerous (despite their own city statistics that indicate otherwise). State law is the only thing preventing them from going further.
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 you think MSN is good for dogs that look like “pit bulls,” then 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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