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Salina To Be Part of National Animal Protest

KSAL Staff - September 18, 2015 7:14 am

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A coordinated animal protest event scheduled across the country on Friday is designed to bring awareness and an end to breed specific animal laws, and “kill shelters” that  euthanize cats and dogs.  Salina is among cities where events are planned.

Locally, a Friday evening candlelight vigil is planned at the Salina City / County Building. Local organizers ask that supporters wear red or blue, and bring a candle.

The local event is being organized by the Salina Repeal BSL group. The group is trying to get the city’s pit bull ban repealed.

Rather than having a law that bans one specific breed of dog, instead the group proposes that, “combined with their leash law, a breed neutral dangerous dog law would be effective in reducing the numbers of truly dangerous dogs in Salina. It would give the city staff the tools with which to go after irresponsible dog owners, while still allowing these happy, healthy, loving dogs to keep their families that they love and their homes.”

The Friday night candlelight vigil in Salina will be recorded, and it will be included in a documentary about the event. It is scheduled from 7 – 9 at the Salina City / County Building, 300 W. Ash.

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Stan Clemons

September 18, 2015 at 8:49 am

I can go along with this as it is not the breed so much than those who own the animals especially pit bulls. Leaving a pit bull whole is a mistake especially when the owner of the dog mistreats the dog. As far as kill shelters I agree with this as these shelters place unrealistic fees to get a dog or cat from the shelter. On cats especially killing them because nobody wants to spend 50 or 75 dollars is plum stupid. Why not offer the cats for free if they can’t get rid of them especially to those living in the county who have farm cats. At least the cat stands a chance on living a longer life and if it is smart will stay clear of the preditors that happen to come along in the country.

Christopher Jorden

September 18, 2015 at 10:26 am

I have to comment on this. The breed specific law was brought into effect for a reason. Correct owners are a main reason. You can’t fix stupid. But public safety is what was at stake here. As far as giving the cats to farmers they have plenty. I love how everyone says give it to a farmer. The problem with that is now you have feral cats running around the farm. I am sure most farmers have nothing better to do than take care of the cats. And who is to feed these cats. The fees towards the animals areally for neutering. The shelter makes no profit. Hence the non profit status it carries. If you can’t afford the animal with the fees how do you expect to care for it when. It’s sick or PREGNANT. So they end up in the shelte.r no good final answers. So dont complain. Be part of the solution.

Anita Morris

September 19, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Quote “As far as giving the cats to farmers they have plenty. I love how everyone says give it to a farmer. The problem with that is now you have feral cats running around the farm. I am sure most farmers have nothing better to do than take care of the cats. And who is to feed these cats. ”
Farmers don’t have to feed the cats, feral cats live on the mice and other small animals that they hunt. They assist the farmer in keeping the rat and mice population down.

Quote “The fees towards the animals areally for neutering. The shelter makes no profit. ”
Wrong. When I adopt an animal from a shelter that uses euthanization as a population control measure, the fees I pay for adoption go to pay for the euthanization of other animals as well as the spay/neuter of my adoptee.

Until recently Salina’s shelter did use euthanization as a population control measure, they only recently became a “no kill” shelter. I will not adopt an animal at any price from a shelter that kills animals for no other reason than “there are just to many”.

As far as breed bans are concerned they do not prevent or fix “stupid” owners. If a person wants to make an animal mean, they will do it regardless of they breed of the animal. Pit bulls are not dangerous animals when properly trained and well cared for. They are no more dangerous than a german shepard or a chow.

Kate Riviello

September 30, 2015 at 6:51 am

We at NoKill-NewYork.Org were extremely gratified that this group of concerned citizens participated in our international event called International Protest Against Kill Pounds & BSL. We will hold sporadic “sleep-ins” throughout the year and the country. We will hold our annual event again next year on September 16, 2016. We hope that the year 2016 will bring complete and total repeal of Breed Specific Legislation. Its tenants are basically fascist in that BSL does not provide for equal protection under the law and disregards due process. Its inherent subjectivity is discriminatory. Kansas, along with Iowa and Missouri at this point, require a statewide ban on BSL and we will begin that effort with elected officials to repeal this legislation at that level. Please contact us if you can help in the state of Kansas. Our email is nokillnewyork@gmail.com. And thank you to the participants in this year’s event.

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