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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


Best of Youtube’s Pit Bull vid’s, please watch & remember why we must be worthy of a pit bull!

Below is a selection of some of YouTube’s best pit bull videos, you may have other favorites, but these are some of mine. Just remember that the american pit bull terrier is not what the media tells you they are, they are so much more!

They look to us for leadership, guidance, education, love, and companionship, but most important of all is to be worthy of being loved by a pit bull, 15 minutes with a true well-rounded pit bull, and you will never want to spend time with any other breed!

http://youtu.be/D24igQxIfIY

http://youtu.be/5RebXZCL62E

http://youtu.be/cJueekvhRDI

http://youtu.be/hBFIozOe4AM

http://youtu.be/4_1E7ems8M8

http://youtu.be/LJQM4c0D1ms

http://youtu.be/iG6dAnIMDys

http://youtu.be/BIBRv7-wIdc

http://youtu.be/orUK7HNZ57s

Be good to them, and you will have the world’s best dog call you mom or dad, and that’s huge! Just be worthy of their love and loyalty.

-Apitome-


Check this out…., even the LAPD thinks this game is disgusting!

http://stubbydog.org/2011/05/dog-wars-app-running-under-new-name/

Stubby Dog…, thank you! and to the LAPD.., you have taken the words right out of my mouth! I urge everyone to take a look at the Dogs Wars posts there  are links there, and I believe Stubby Dog has included links in their post. Please speak out and denounce this game! Let Android, Google, and Kage games know that you find it as abusive and repulsive as I do!

Thank you!

-Apitome-


WOW! What else can I say very well said!!!!

touched-by-a-dog-a-story-of-rescue-love-and-new-understanding

-Apitome-


Sorry always seems to be the hardest word. Now days innocent is something you buy not something you are!

You know my stance on BSL by now but this is a great video! please support them on Facebook as well!

Make change happen…, or your breed of choice will be the next face of evil, and atop the most hated!

http://youtu.be/EFluwBz9ICo

-Apitome-


How true it is, thanks Tie Doggie and Dresden James!

“When a well packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and it’s speaker a raving lunatic.” Dresden James.

I know he isn’t talking about how the media has slagged pit bulls for years and the gullible populace bought it, but it sure fits, doesn’t it?

Just something to think about, and show your “un-educated” and “Media inundated”  friends and family!

-Apitome-


Allowing oneself to become desensitized to abuse is a bigger shame than abuse itself!

Penny has hit the nail on the head!

dogs-danger-has-the-world-become-desensitized

Just something to think about!

-Apitome-


You don’t have to give money or save the world, just try and see what you can do!

Anyone can create drastic change with a simple action, you don’t have to be saviour to the world, and you don’t have to turn over your life savings to do it. A very wise man once said if one person, takes their abilities and mixes it with their passion, and uses that to effect change for the greater good, imagine the kind of planet we could have.

Each person can “Pay it forward”  if you will, sometimes the smallest of acts can snowball into something that can change a life, help the planet, ease suffering and save a breed. I don’t expect people to have the passion run as deep for them as I do, and you don’t have to go as far, it would be great, but I’m a realist and every little things counts, donate your time, help a neighbor, walk a dog, clean up your local park, invest in your planet, take things back to when neighbors cared about one another, when we didn’t pollute the planet to excess, to when community and helping out meant something.

I chose to become a Pit Bull advocate because of the lies about them , the way they are being portrayed is unjust and incorrect, and they suffer dearly for our ignorance. I wanted to change that, to help people to see the true American Pit Bull Terrier, the dog that fought in a war, nannied babies, worked farms, did it all at the side of their families and did it gladly just to please. I did it because I have a soft spot, a passion for the breed. and because BSL is wrong.

What you as an individual chose to do or not to do is beyond my control, and I wouldn’t want a say, its you, your life, but we have become a society that doesn’t get involved, one that closes off anything unpleasant, we sit behind computers and feel bad but do nothing to change things or help. It doesn’t matter what anyone is passionate about, what matters is the passion is there, waiting to be let out!


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