Please reach out to your legislators to stops this! No breed is inherently dangerous – it’s the owners who fail to treat them properly are the ones who are dangerous.
Amendments to bills currently pending in the Tennessee House and Senate would regulate the ownership of and automatically label “pit bulls” as vicious dogs at the state level. House Bill 621 is sponsored by Representative Gilmore, and Senate Bill 865 is sponsored by Senator Tate, and proposed amendments to those bills came to light earlier this week. Please note, the addition of the breed specific language is a proposed amendment, and is not reflected in the bills posted on the Tennessee Legislature’s website. A copy of the proposal, however, is below.
The amendments will be heard and voted on at the upcoming hearing in the House Subcommittee on Agriculture and Natural Resources. That is the purpose of this call to action — to ensure that these amendments do not make it out of committee, and YOU play a very important role in making that happen.
HB621has been assigned to the House Subcommittee on…
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