The Meaning Behind This Message Is
As Dog Lovers, Enthusiasts, Breeders,
Trainers, Exhibitors, & Owners,
when faced with Political harassment
through by-laws, legislative policies
or Community Restrictions with regards
to a Specific Breed, WE SHALL STAND
TOGETHER as Responsible Owners and
as One Body to Fight for the right
to responsibly own, breed, exhibit,
train or handle any breed of dog we
If we DO NOT 'Stand United' and speak
as One on the issues relating to any
Specific Breed, then one-by-one, various
breeds of dogs will become either
a rarity, too expensive to possess
or all together, extinct and the Dog
People will Fall, one-by-one.
It began over 15 years ago, when citizens
were first enlightened to the way
the Government wanted to handle certain
cases involving dog bites and dog
Instead of pursuing the Owners of
the canine assailants and pressing
charges, laying down heavy fine, restricting
them from canine ownership or simply
investigating the possible neglect
of the canine; they instead, decided
to 'Label' certain Breeds of dogs
and placed a fear of these dogs into
the public because of the 'labelling'.
Despite testimonials from Professional
Organizations such as Veterinary Medical
Personnel, Show and Obedience Judges,
numerous established Breeders, Search
'n' Rescue Organizations, Service
Dog Agencies, Law Enforcement Agencies
and many more, the List of dogs 'labelled'
grew from one breed to 4 breeds within
a matter of months then to 8 breeds
in some areas and even 15 different
breeds in some countries.
This 'label' was 'Dangerous'.
Politicians ignored the Testimonies
and Statistics of so many and were
convinced that certain breeds of dogs
were 'Born' vicious.
The 'labelling' has now turned to
Restrictions and Banning of certan
breeds in certain areas and it is
Spreading - through fear, and the
List is Growing - through ignorance.
Breed Specific Legislation is a worldwide
dilemma facing all dog owners &
enthusiasts and if it hasn't reached
you yet, it will.
It's not funny to hear of a child
being bit or attacked by a dog; it's
not even amusing to hear that someone's
small pet was killed by a dog; but
is equally not funny to hear of someone's
bird was eaten by a cat or someone's
small pet was attacked & killed
by a predator of any size.
We agree that these DEEDS should not
go unrecognized or un-punished.
Penalties should apply to any threat
to a house-hold, community, city or
country, whether it be the man that
stabbed the women in the park, the
teenager that shot his/her fellow
students at school, or the unsupervised
dog that just attacked the neighbour.
Was it the knife or the Owner of the
knife that stabbed the women?
Was it the gun or the Owner of the
gun that killed the students?
Was it the dog or the negligence,
lack of control and irresponsibility
of the dog Owner that injured the
Ownership or possession of anything
dangerous requires Responsibility
and we want the governments to recognize
this simple fact and NOT Place Blame
on any One Individual, Species or