Saturday, July 21, 2007

Please sign this petition...

I wouldn't normally put this sort of thing on my blog, but I feel this is an important issue. It has come to me from a reliable source: in an e-mail directly from Dogs Trust, a charity that I have supported for several years. Please read it and click the link to sign the petition even if you are not in Ireland. And please pass details on to your friends and family to do the same. Thanks. Normal service resumes beneath this post.

Urgent News from Dogs Trust.

Dublin City Council has recently banned 11 breeds of dog (including Rottweilers, Bull Terriers and German Shepherds) from all their properties, including houses, flats and estates. Existing tenants are being given a chance to rehome their animals, but if alternative accommodation can't be found, then the dogs will be destroyed. It also seems likely that these breeds will be banned from public parks - which means dog owners living in private accommodation will also be affected.

A petition to reverse the decision has been organised by Irish lobbying group ANVIL (Animals Need a Voice in Legislation). So please sign the petition today by clicking this petition link...

and please pass this on to everyone you know who cares about dogs.

To find out more about this injustice, you can visit our DoggySnaps forum here.

As we all know, it's a small minority of irresponsible owners that give breeds a bad name - to punish an entire breed and all its owners is simply ridiculous. We are urging Dublin City Council to punish "deeds not breeds."

Whilst you may not live in Ireland, breed-specific legislation is becoming more commonplace all over the world, so please help us to send a signal to legislators everywhere that dog lovers will unite to oppose ill-informed, cruel laws which punish innocent dogs and their owners.

On behalf of everyone at ANVIL and Dogs Trust, thank you for your invaluable support.

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Blogger Candy Minx said...

Thanks for highlighting seems to be a world widescare tactic.

I wish we could ban stupid dog owners.

(hey fast postal service we got your lovely missive last night!) YIppee!!!

21 July, 2007 14:33  
Blogger Suze said...

Asterisk, I can't believe this! In insensed. How can they blame a dog for the way it has been taught to behave by it's owners?

I'm off to pledge my support to this right now. This must be stopped.

Thanks for making us all aware of it.

21 July, 2007 17:51  
Blogger Judith said...

Ive already signed this and many others around in Dublin - this is just so wrong on so many levels but I expect that from Dublin City Council as they are a shower of arseholes that fanatasise of donning jodphurs - fucking dick-tators

21 July, 2007 19:13  
Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

All signed up mate. What a load of tossers aren't they? Why not ban chav owners from parks instead? Make 'em a nicer place to take your dog for a start....

22 July, 2007 19:39  
Blogger Biddie said...

Signed up.
We have a ban on pitbulls here. Makes more sense to have a ban on arseholes, if you ask me.

23 July, 2007 02:45  
Blogger Gardenia said...

This is an issue all over - its pretty nutz too - if a pet is mean it is usually because the owner is mean. Let's instead ban mean owners!

23 July, 2007 03:54  
Blogger Milla said...

Why don't they ban the cunts who own the dogs rather than the dogs themselves? I just don't get it. And banning German Shepherds?? Why on earth?? They are more intelligent than 80% of the human population... Is the council scared the German Shepherds might take over the world?

23 July, 2007 13:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not the dogs that need to be banned. It's the crap owners who raise dogs to be aggressive and unsocialized. I own a dog that is supposed to be a ragging fighter. She loves kids and toddlers best. She is pleasant and loving and awesome! But it's because she was socialized and trained as a puppy to be that way. Thanks for bringing this to the blogworlds attention.

23 July, 2007 13:48  
Blogger Wandering Coyote said...

On a completely unrelated note (not that I'm not sympathetic about those poor dogs and angered that those idiots are banning them) but how do you get those nifty drop down menus you have over on your sidebar?

23 July, 2007 17:49  
Blogger Sheamus the... said...

I find it hard to believe you dont like Pegg. Schwimmer...yes. Pegg no.

23 July, 2007 20:12  
Blogger cappy said...

tis done. and my apologies for my tardiness of late.
no excuse. pure laziness.

24 July, 2007 11:29  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Thanks all.

Coyote: I robbed them off of someone else's source code. Drop me a line if you have any difficulty doing the same and I'll send you some html via email.

Shea: I just don't know that he's funny. I always found Spaced so laboured...

24 July, 2007 13:02  
Blogger Martha Elaine Belden said...

i just don't understand this. i don't even have words. this sort of "legislation" is so disgusting... and utterly ridiculous.

thanks for giving us the opportunity to participate in speaking out.

24 July, 2007 18:15  
Blogger Wandering Coyote said...

*: Thanks so much for the instructions! I love those menus; they really clean things up.

27 July, 2007 22:46  

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