Washington would become the 10th state to preclude breed-specific laws if pending legislation passes. HB2043 amends the state dangerous dog law to include “the breed of dog shall not be a determining factor when declaring a dog potentially dangerous or dangerous.” This important amendment supports the position of the American Kennel Club and numerous other animal welfare organizations who recognize that breed-specific legislation does not work. Immediate help from Washington fanciers, especially those in the Spokane area, is needed to support this good bill.
HB2043 has already passed the House and is now pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob McCaslin needs to hear from his own constituents in the Spokane area urging him to hold a hearing on HB2043 and approve the bill. The bill must be approved by the committee before April 4th.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
- Washington state fanciers should contact Chairman McCaslin right away. Spokane area fanciers are strongly urged to do so and encouraged to spread the word to friends and neighbors.
Senator Bob McCaslin
Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee
Phone: (360) 786-7606
Fax: (360) 786-7173
- Urge Senator McCaslin to give HB2043, the “Deeds Not Breeds” bill a hearing and move it to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
This is your chance to do something positive to protect our sport. This bill will go a long way toward protecting the breeds that are so often discriminated against. Don't delay-act now!
Washington would become the 10th state to preclude breed-specific laws if pending