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FYI for those going to, planning to go to NM

Posted by on Mar. 29, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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BSL Alert from Stop BSL


Elephant Butte, NM: BSL passed
Posted: 26 Mar 2012 08:14 PM PDT
In January, Elephant Butte, NM, passed a law that discriminates against all “pit bull,” German Shepherd, and Rottweiler owners. This includes any mixed-breed dog that is at least one-half of these breeds, and any dog that displays “distinguishing physical characteristics” of any of these breeds.

“Pit bull” includes American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and miniature bull terrier (not sure why standard Bull Terriers are not included).

Owners of these breeds and mixes must follow a laundry list of restrictions, including liability insurance, special containment, and special registration. If you are found in violation of the ordinance, the city will kill your dog.

The ordinance further states that the city will post an announcement that encourages residents to turn in other residents who they think might be violating the ordinance, as such: “If you or your family is at risk because someone living near you illegally keeps a pit bull dog, Rottweiler, German Shepherd, or Canine Hybrid, contact the City Code Enforcement Officer.”

Read the full ordinance, if you dare. The first five pages cover the breed definitions, and various breed-discriminatory restrictions can be found on page 8, 12, and 15-20. http://cityofelephantbutte.com/images/pdfs/city-ord/20120104-Ord-131-Animal-Control-Ordinance.pdf

The ordinance went into effect on March 1. This is the first time we’ve heard of it, but Elephant Butte is a very small community.

Contact info for Elephant Butte officials:
mayor@cityofelephantbutte.com; alan.brown@cityofelephantbutte.com; kim.skinner@cityofelephantbutte.com; gerald.lafont@cityofelephantbutte.com; sarah.stagner@cityofelephantbutte.com; citymanager@cityofelephantbutte.com

City Requires $100K Insurance For Pit Bulls

Rottweilers, German Shepherds Also Must Be Insured

POSTED: 8:38 am MDT March 26, 2012

ELEPHANT BUTTE, N.M. — One New Mexico town is requiring owners of pit bulls, rottweilers and German shepherds to get special liability insurance. [...]

But as of March 1, pit bulls, rottweilers and German shepherds are considered potentially dangerous dogs by the city of Elephant Butte. Anyone with those breeds now has 90 days to insure their dogs for $100,000 worth of personal property liability. [...]

Full article retrieved 3/26/12 from http://www.koat.com/news/30760663/detail.html


Filed under: BSL Passed, New Mexico
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Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement. Charles M. Schulz (1922 - 2000), (Snoopy)

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by on Mar. 29, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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NancSBRN
by Bronze Member on Mar. 29, 2012 at 11:38 AM

In one are in CA Dog owner are starting Super Pacs and joining together and only support Canidate that are PRO Dog and not for this Type of CRAP laws.

Maybe more Dog owners in other area's need to do this. There are Millions of dog owner that if they united maybe could get some of this stuff Stopped.

elfwolfe
by Group Admin on Mar. 29, 2012 at 7:21 PM
Yep, TX did, that's why we have a state law that prohibits this type of crap being passed.

Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement. Charles M. Schulz (1922 - 2000), (Snoopy)

It's funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn't it?
Eleanor H. Porter (1868 - 1920), Pollyanna, 1912

Maybe coming clean is the ultimate selfish act. A way to absolve yourself by hurting someone who doesn't deserve to be hurt. Cindy Chupack, Sex and the City, Don't Ask, Don't Tell, 2000

Mommyof2114
by on Apr. 6, 2012 at 2:51 AM
That's such b.s
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