Shake My Paw

Full Name: Bach in Black
Nickname: Kegan
Home: Mom and Dad's Place
Birthday: 27 June 2002
Breed: Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie)

Favorite Things

Food: Mom's Homemade Dog Food
Snack: Ginger Snaps
Activity: Daily Walk
Toys: Kong, Golf Balls

My Human

Name: ~Marla
Home: Lee's Summit, Missouri, United States

See Her Complete Profile

Humans of Interest

My Girlfriends: Traci and Betsy

My Nemesis: Parker

Canine Buddies

Terrorist: Piper "Demon Dog"

Baby BIG Brother: Beamish Stout

Foster Terrorist: Scarlett

Pod Dog: Wicked

Dig Up a Bone

Old Bones

January 2005
September 2006
October 2006
November 2006
December 2006
January 2007

New Places to Dig

Message Board
It's a Dogs Life Network

Animal Welfare and Pawlitics
Animal Farm Foundation
Citizen Canine
Dog Law
Good Pooch
Paws for Change

Health and Wellness
Animal Wellness
Spot Organics
The Dog Food Project
The Whole Dog Store
Whole Dog Journal

Just Fur Fun
Dog Quotes
Mutt Monthly
My Darn Dog

Central Illinois Sheltie Rescue
JRT Rescue
Precious Secrets Sheltie Rescue

Master Dog Training

Dog Friendly
Worldwide Online Pet Resources

What I'm Reading

Sheltie Nation

Dogs in the News

BSL News

Dog Politics


What's Barking on the Pod

Animal Talk Naturally
Dog Blog TV
Hound TV


View My Guestbook
Bark at Me

Life is Ruff Pupdates

Add to Google

Add to My AOL

Subscribe in Bloglines

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

The Dog's Day
This is a Flickr badge showing photos in a set called Life is Ruff. Make your own badge here.

Site Meter

| J | ?| L |

~M Original Content Copyright © 2005

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Join the Roverlution

10/12/06: For Immediate Press Release

Saturday, Oct. 28, 10:00 a.m. KCMO, on the Country Club Plaza Horse Fountain at JC Nichols Parkway and 47th Street. Protesters will march the Dog-n-Jog Trail.

Becky Dyer or

For more Info on getting your community involved:

100 Kansas City area citizens will join Brea, CA; Colorado Springs, CO and Indianapolis, IN, in ROVERlution?s Luv-a-Bully march, protesting breed discrimination and breed specific legislation.

Protesters are not in favor of vicious dogs and violence, in fact, they strongly support Dangerous Dog Ordinances already in effect in most cities, urging citizens to support programs on dog education and responsible ownership offered in their community.

Protesters maintain that increasing and widespread irresponsible ownership, mistreatment, indiscriminate over breeding, and exploitation of the American Pit Bull Terrier have been the root of the "Pit Bull Crises" in the Kansas City area this year. They point out that cities in which tragedies have occurred suffer relatively high crime rates, including drugs, dog fighting and violence, as well as inadequate animal control and animal welfare legislation, which protesters insist directly affect the safety of the community.

Protesters are seeking solutions and protection for dogs like the American Pit Bull Terrier who was brought to America to serve as a working dog: An all around farm dog and frontier guardian who was at one time beloved and regarded as an exceptional family companion and American Hero. .

Laura Ingels Wilder, Helen Keller, Teddy Roosevelt, Michael J Fox, the Little Rascals and Buster Brown all owned American Pit Bull Terriers, obviously not as status symbols for crime and violence.

Protesters are opposed to:
* The exploitation of dogs in crime and violence
* Bans prohibiting law abiding citizens from rescuing and providing loving homes for dogs of certain breeds.
* Bans which violate citizens' Constitutional Rights

No reputable study has found pit bulls to be inherently dangerous and no reputable 'expert' or organization supports breed specific legislation.

Dr. Paula Terifaj, owner of Founders Veterinary Clinic in Brea, CA and Pack-leader of Roverlution said, "Until such a time that all dogs are judged by their actual behavior and not stereotyped as breed aggressive, I will not actively participate in any attempt by the insurance companies or government to penalize responsible dog owners."

Dr. Terifaj's outrage at the growing trend toward Breed Specific Legislation is shared by thousands of dog owners across the country who have joined her movement, the ROVERlution. "Dog owners comprise 48% of the voting population. Politicians who do not recognize this fact will be feeling the bite of lost votes!"

Several area rescues and advocate groups will participate and offer helpful information to the public on responsible dog ownership, as well as ensuring the safety of their communities, because breed bans have not proven to be effective or necessary.

** Although family pets will not be participating, several special rescues will be available for adoption.

Organizers also request that participants in this peaceful march wear their Red, White and Blue in honor of the thousands of innocent dogs who have lost their lives to Breed Specific Legislation.

Labels: , ,

~Marla barked at 10:53 AM

Post a Comment


A dog is not 'almost human,' and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such.
~John Holmes