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Moira Shire Council Victoria

We the undersigned are OUTRAGED over the deaths of two innocent young pups called Bear and Kooda.
And although NOTHING now can bring back these two dogs, we urge you to reconsider the disgusting BSL in your Shire, and to not KILL anymore innocent pets through "inhumane action".
The people will vote for a NEW modern "humane" Council when election time comes around.

The deaths of Bear and Kooda is both “devastating and unjust". This all shows the dregs of humanity.
Shame to BSL (breed specific legislation) and shame on those for demonizing particular breed types.
Due to the stupidity of some humans, who fear certain dogs, BSL could most likely spread to other breeds, but ignorance will never win because Animal Advocates and animal loving humans will continue to fight against it. We demand that you apologise for your actions to Nathan and Samantha, and to put in place a better system before killing other innocent dogs!

BSL requires all dogs to be categorized by breed.
But breed identification is not as easy—or as objective—as you think.
BREED IDENTIFICATION AND PUREBRED/MIXED BREED DOGS
Breed-specific legislation, by definition, restricts dogs based on their breed.

This requires breed identification of each and every dog.

BREED IDENTIFICATION FOR BSL IS BASED ON A DOG’S APPEARANCE ALONE.
The primary means of breed identification for non-pedigreed dogs and mixed-breed dogs is a visual glance and a guess. The dog may be compared with the breed standard for a breed; again, this is based on visual assessment.

It is entirely subjective.

WHO IDENTIFIES BREEDS FOR BSL?
To know whether BSL affects any particular dog, breed determination is usually made by an animal control officer or a veterinarian (depending on how the law is written). However, contrary to popular assumption,veterinarians and animal control officers—despite handling many dogs for a living—are not trained in breed identification. For the most part, they are no better than average citizens at breed identification.

DNA-BASED BREED IDENTIFICATION TESTS
The DNA-based breed identification tests currently on the market are not yet accurate enough for widespread use; they only recognize a relatively small portion of the 400 to 800 dog breeds out there.

Further more, these tests are neither cheap nor quick.

BREED IDENTIFICATION IS TOUGH—AND IT DOESN’T MAKE US SAFER
If you own a dog, you probably already know that most people can’t identify dog breeds; it is a universal dog owner experience to be asked “What kind of dog is that?” by a friendly passerby.

The popularity of breed-identification DNA tests, despite their questionable accuracy, further indicates that even dog owners don’t really know what their dogs’ breed makeup is.

Even assuming we could definitively identify every single dog’s breed or mix precisely, where do we go from there?

A dangerous dog isn’t dangerous because of the shape of its eyes or the breadth of its chest; a dangerous dog is dangerous because of the way it behaves.

DNA-based breed id tests suggest physical features and possible temperament traits, but they definitely don’t tell you what an individual dog’s behavior is going to be like. As any animal or human behaviorist, psychologist, biologist, or anthropologist will tell you, a living creature’s behavior is the result of a combination of genetics and environment.

So even if we do establish, definitively, that a dog has a “pit bull” for a distant ancestor, how does that make us safer? Does it really make sense to spend our energy worrying about a single drop of blood?

How on Earth did Bear and Kooda ever get mistaken for PitBulls? GET WITH THE TIMES Moira Shire Council!
DO NOT KILL anymore innocent dogs!

Signed,

Jessy Svetanoska

This petition closed about 3 years ago

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This could be any one of our own dogs in the future!
BREED SPECIFIC LEGISLATION / Dangerous Dog Laws are wrong and these two family pets should NOT have been "put...

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This could be any one of our own dogs in the future!
BREED SPECIFIC LEGISLATION / Dangerous Dog Laws are wrong and these two family pets should NOT have been "put down".
JUSTICE needed for Bear and Kooda and all other innocent dogs facing BSL!..the next dog could be yours!
This tragedy occured in Victoria Australia.
Two dogs labelled as pit bulls by a local council in Victoria have been euthanased after their owners lost a lengthy legal battle to save their lives.

The dogs, named Bear and Kooda, were put down in Shepparton yesterday under the state's new dangerous dog laws.

The two dogs had not done anything wrong, but the laws allow councils to seize and destroy unregistered pit bull terriers and their crosses based on visual identification.

For the full story on Bear and Kooda ...
PLEASE READ AND SHARE THIS NEWS STORIES>>
Link: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8484085/dogs-put-down-owners-claim-mistaken-identity
Link: http://www.3aw.com.au/blogs/breaking-news-blog/bear--kooda-put-down-under-dangerous-dog-laws/20120615-20f4e.html
* Listen to Nathan Laffan the dogs owner speak in the link above*

TAKE ACTION _ tell the Moira Shire Council that you are outraged at the death of these two family pets!
Link: http://www.moira.vic.gov.au/System_Pages/Site/Contact_us
Contact:
Phone: (03) 5871 9222 (including after hours automated phone service)
Local Calls: 1300 369 966
Fax: (03) 5872 1567
Email: [email protected]
Councillors: http://www.moira.vic.gov.au/Council/Councillors
Main Administration Centre
44 Station Street, Cobram, Victoria
Office hours: 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (closed public holidays)
Service Centre
100 Belmore Street, Yarrawonga, Victoria
Office hours: 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (closed public holidays)

Postal Details
Moira Shire Council
PO Box 578
Cobram VIC 3643
DX 37801
Cobram

Photos come from the News story link.

THANKYOU FOR HELPING TAKE ACTION over the tragic death of Bear and Kooda.
Thoughts for Nathan and Samantha, and for their two beautiful pups Bear and Kooda, so very sad. You poor, poor innocent dogs, trapped in the middle of this BSL horror, all due to human ignorance.
JCv Australian Animal Advocate

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