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Vancouver, WA: Hundreds rally against possible breed ban

Vancouver, WA city council intends to discuss possible restrictions or a ban on “pit bulls” in August. Locals held a large rally in Vancouver to oppose BSL—an excellent way to network as well as educate, raise awareness, and make an impression on city council members.

Vancouver pit bull lovers rally to protest proposed ban

Published: Wednesday, June 08, 2011, 10:40 PM
By Elliot Njus, The Oregonian

VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON — A ban on pit bulls hasn’t even made it to a City Council agenda yet, but that didn’t stop about 200 dog lovers and more than 50 dogs from gathering in east Vancouver to oppose the proposal.

They lined Mill Plain Boulevard with their pet pit bulls – mostly, though some owners of other breeds joined in to show support – and waved signs to protest a possible ban of the breed.[…]

Full article retrieved 6/10/11 from http://www.oregonlive.com/clark-county/index.ssf/2011/06/vancouver_pit_bull_lovers_rally_to_protest_proposed_ban.html

Facebook page to oppose potential Vancouver ban: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fight-against-the-ban-of-Pit-Bulls-in-Vancouver-WA/223805454314729?sk=wall

All alerts for Vancouver, WA:  http://stopbsl.com/?s=%22vancouver%2C+wa%22

Denver, CO: Advocates rally against breed-specific bans, such as Denver’s

Group has bone to pick with city

Advocates rally against breed-specific bans, such as Denver’s

Peter Marcus, DDN Staff Writer
Monday, October 26, 2009

[…] The law has come under intense scrutiny lately after an administrative judge ruled that animal control officers wrongly labeled a boxer-mix as a pit bull. Three so-called experts with Denver Animal Care and Control had labeled Kevin O’Connell’s dog Dexter a pit bull. But O’Connell’s own experts–American Kennel Club judges and professional dog handlers–testified that Dexter was in no way a pit bull.

Advocates are now wondering how many innocent dogs the city has killed by wrongly labeling a dog believed to be a pit bull.[…]

Full article retrieved 10/26/09 from http://www.thedenverdailynews.com/article.php?aID=6146