Vancouver Washington considering pit bull ban, I guess Ignorance really does spread like Nuclear Fallout.

This last image is the face of BSL and the only thing it accomplishes, which is dealth. My friend Kym has meticulously put together a list of the city council member with contact info, this is our time to speak up for our “best friends” our “pets” our “fur-kids!” We are asking anyone who is not bias, ignorant, or uneducated about the breed, or if you are just someone who knows and loves Pit bulls, If you see them for what they “REALLY” are please take the time to let your voices be heard!

We all have to remember and understand very clearly that BSL is abuse, its an abuse of authority, its hate speech, its breed profiling, its deciding the fate and the worth of a dog just because of how they look, not who they areMost importantly it results in ambassa-dogs being stolen from their families and put to death!

 No BSL seeks to create case by case reviews, and it only addresses  Pit bulls, and bully type dogs, but DOES NOT exclude any breeds who have the appearance of a pit bull, and yes that means if you own a boxer, a mastiff, a Dogue de bordeaux, a bull dog, or anything close in appearance you are in big trouble if this passes!

Ask not for BSL, but stronger companion animal acts, stronger punishments for abusers and irresponsible owners, but DO NOT SUPPORT BSL!

Please remember, as I have said many times, these are dogs, not monsters! They are not predisposed to attack, they do not have a locking jaw mechanism and they do not “Just snap”

Just like and other dog, they are all capable of greatness, or colossal failure. They are like children, in the sense that if you give them everything they need to become a productive member of society, they will be the shinning star of your community!  Again, just like any other dog if you do not, they will be a detriment! please see the attached note that Kym created,  and share, speak out, email or even call but take 5 minutes out of your day to stop unfair legislation that seeks to create a holocaust for dogs!

VANCOUVER WASHINGTON:

Timothy D. Leavitt

 Mayor

E-mail Tim.Leavitt@cityofvancouver.us

Tim Leavitt, employed by PBS Engineering and Environmental, was appointed to Council in January 2003 to fill a vacancy, elected for a full-term in November 2003, and in November 2009 was elected to a four-year term as Mayor. Leavitt has been a resident of Vancouver since 1980 and is a graduate of Washington State University.

Current term expires: 2013

Jeanne Harris

 Council Member

E-mail Jeanne.Harris@cityofvancouver.us

Jeanne Harris, owner of the Harris Insurance Group, Allstate Insurance was appointed to Council in January 1996 and elected to four-year terms in 1997, 2001, 2005 and 2009 with the term expiring December 31, 2013. Council member Harris received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Communications from Concordia University in Portland and was selected as a Fannie Mae Fellow and attended the Kennedy School of Government State and Local Officials at Harvard University in Cambridge in 2002.  

Current term expires: 2013

Jeanne E. Stewart

 Council Member

E-mail Jeanne.Stewart@cityofvancouver.us

Jeanne Stewart, a graduate of Clark College with an Associates Degree in Arts & Sciences, is self-employed with a family business. She was elected to the City Council in November 2001, which took effect in January 2002. She was re-elected for a second four-year term in November 2005 and again in November 2009 for a third four-year term to expire December 31, 2013.

Current term expires: 2013

Larry J. Smith

Council Member

E-mail Larry.Smith@cityofvancouver.us

Larry joined the Council in 2004. He was with the City for over 11 years, serving as an Assistant to the City Manager then as Director of Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation Department. Prior to joining the City, Larry was a professional soldier for over 26 years in the active Army retiring as a Colonel of Infantry. He has degrees from Clemson University, The University of Missouri, and Pepperdine University. Larry currently services as Mayor Pro-tem.

Current term expires: 2011

Pat Campbell

Council Member

E-mail Pat.Campbell@cityofvancouver.us

Pat Campbell was elected in November, 2007. He retired from the State of Washington in 2004 after a career in corrections. He served four years in the Army Security Agency and later, using the GI Bill, graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 1973.

 Current term expires: 2011

Jack Burkman

 Council Member

E-mail jack.burkman@cityofvancouver.us

Jack Burkman served on the City Council from 1998 through 2001 and was elected again in November 2009. He spent a career in engineering and management at Hewlett Packard and is currently a part-time consultant. Jack holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a Certified Professional Coach.

Current term expires: 2013

Bart Hansen

Council Member

E-mail bart.hansen@cityofvancouver.us

Bart Hansen was appointed to the Council January, 2010 to fill the vacant position created by the election of  Tim Leavitt to Mayor. He was elected to the position in November, 2010 and will also be required to stand for election again in November 2011, the next regularly scheduled Council member election.

Hansen is the Office Services Manager at Clark Public Utilities. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Washington State University in Pullman, Wash. and is pursuing a Masters in Business Administration from Marylhurst University. He is also a graduate of Leadership Clark County.

Current term expires: 2011

About apitome

I am a mother, a pit bull advocate, but mostly I am just like any of you, I am passionate about politics, the environment and dog advocacy. I want possitive changes within the judicial system as well. I want my children to grow up in a country where we are not told what breed of dog we can own. I want to see BSL put in the trash where it belongs! I want to see the constitution protected but not manipulated *see anything on the mosque near ground zero (USA) or changing Merry Christmas to Happy Holidays (Canada)* I am not racist in any way shape or form against any ethnic group, I do however have prejudices against bad behavior! If you abuse our laws, kids, the elderly, or animals, If you move to a new country and then demand that country to change everything about it's laws & way of life to suit your own agenda, If you blatantly break those laws with no regard and show no repect for them, if you engage in dog fighting or any other forms of animal abuse, torture or neglect, or if you are a pedophile, Than yes! You are on my radar for sure, and I will do EVERYTHING within my power to see you stopped and brought to justice! Furthering that goal, I have no qualms about publishing the names and faces of convicted abusers. I am not trying to change the world, I simply want to see things improve not backslide, Mostly for my children and these wonderful dogs futures! I may say things you agree with, and I may say things that you won't agree with, I may anger you, challenge you, or just plain piss you off, but in my book that's ok as long as long as it inspires some form of action on your part. This is not a popularity contest, If I have said anything about a group or person that you don't agree with please feel free to leave a comment or simply don't come back. If You have been mentioned in my blog it is for one of two reasons, you are either an advocate or you are an abuser loser, if you are the latter I could care less what you think! I value the opinions of trash about as much as I do that of a slug! Everything in print here is a matter of public record, or came from a trusted source, with that said, I am certainly willing to print both sides of any story, in an effort to be fair and always print the truth! View all posts by apitome

2 responses to “Vancouver Washington considering pit bull ban, I guess Ignorance really does spread like Nuclear Fallout.

  • Anonymous

    I walk by various breeds of dogs everyday on Evergreen Hwy. with my full sized golden doodle. Today we encountered a Pittbull who ran off from his owner and attacked my dog. Three bites late and a woman who fled the scene, I am all in favor of the ban. Never have had a moments trouble with any other breed we have come across in the popular dog walking neighborhood.

    • apitome

      So let me get this straight, an irresponsible owner (probably someone who has invested very little or nothing into their dog) lets their dog get away and it bites, well I am with you “annonymous” your dog should have never been subjected to that, if in fact it really was. However stating that you have never had a moments trouble with any other dog, Im calling BS on that.
      I have lived in my town for over thirty years, in that time I have been attacked by a golden retriver, I had my rotweiller almost attacked by a german shepherd, ( I yelled st the dog “NO” and then to “SIT” which he immediately did thus avoiding a full on attack to my dog. I had a shepherd mix try to attack my pit bull, a kick to the ribs ended that one. I have witnessed two fights between mixed breeds and was witness to a labrador unprovoked vicously attacking a pit bull, so I’m sorry unless you live in a cave I find that very hard to believe!
      Now if you are going to translate this owners short comings and abuse (neglecting training and socialization is abuse BTW, and so is taking a dog into a public place with proper restraint, meaning properly fitted leash and collar, no matter the breed) onto the dog than I really am not interested at all in what you have to say, Why would you not be focusing on responsibility acts with your council instead? Making your community safer by working toward responsibility for ALL owners? unless you were bias to them before this incident that is? I guess my biggest probem as of late with this mindset is why you people find it such an easy jump to blame a dog rather than the people. This is the second media fed, hyped up mindset I have had to elighten this week (NOT my job BTW) There’s just alot of holes in this tiny blanket statement of yours for me. In my town it is very pittie friendly, 99% of the owners here take great pains to train, vet, care for, and create safe invironments for the public and in my thirty years here there was only ONE recorded pit bull attack and the attacks was on live stock, and breed could not be DNA tested to verify beyond doubt which means it could have been many breeds comonly misidentifed as pit bull. In any case NO ONE has ever been attacked and injured by a pit bull here, not even other dogs ever! So I am NOT for any bans, but then again I have actually researched, trained with, owned, and cared for pit bulls and or larger breeds all my life, so I think I am in a much better place to speak, and from experience. You are in a place speaking from ONE encounter wherein you did nothing to stop the advancing dog, or did you omit that part? Get educated, spend time with properly trained and handled pit bulls and then come talk to me. Until then, you are just another voice proving through your own words that it has no merrit. But Thank you and Your comment will be approved and posted.

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