URGENT! (Bruce)

  
☼Annie- ☼

Tricks bring me,- Mama, and all- else joy!
 
 
Purred: Tue Aug 4, '09 6:50am PST 
Pups, I know this post is long, but it's CRITICAL for Bruce's life!

*Note* You can still contact the administrators for the saving Bruce Candle Vigil because they won't stop receiving the photographs or movies!****

I'll give you all info I know of BSL! This is important!

BSL list of dangerous dogs in Alphabetical order!
1. AIREDALE TERRIER
2. AKBASH
3. AKITA
4. ALAPAHA BLUE BLOOD BULLDOG
5. ALASKAN MALAMUTE
6. ALSATIAN SHEPHERD
7. AMERICAN BULLDOG
8. AMERICAN HUSKY
9. AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER
10. AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER
11. AMERICAN WOLFDOG
12. ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD
13. ARIKARA DOG
14. AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG
15. AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
16. BELGIAN MALINOIS
17. BELGIAN SHEEPDOG
18. BELGIAN TURVUREN
19. BLUE HEELER
20. BOERBUL
21. BORZOI
22. BOSTON TERRIER
23. BOUVIER DES FLANDRES
24. BOXER
25. BULLDOG
26. BULL TERRIER
27. BULL MASTIFF
28. CANE CORSO
29. CATAHOULA LEOPARD DOG
30. CAUCASIAN SHEPHERD
31. CHINESE SHAR PEI
32. CHOW-CHOW
33. COLORADO DOG
34. DOBERMAN PINSCHER
35. DOGO DE ARGENTINO
36. DOGUE DE BORDEAUX
37. ENGLISH MASTIFFS
38. ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL
39. ESKIMO DOG
40. ESTRELA MOUNTAIN DOG
41. FILA BRASILIERO
42. FOX TERRIER
43. FRENCH BULLDOG
44. GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG
45. GOLDEN RETRIEVER
46. GREENLAND HUSK

47. GREAT DANE
48. GREAT PYRANEES
49. ITALIAN MASTIFF
50. KANGAL DOG
51. KEESHOND
52. KOMONDOR
53. KOTEZEBUE HUSKY
54. KUVAZ
55. LABRADOR RETRIEVER
56. LEONBERGER
57. MASTIFF
58. NEOPOLITAN MASTIFF
59. NEWFOUNDLAND
60. OTTERHOUND
61. PRESA DE CANARIO
62. PRESA DE MALLORQUIN
63. PUG
64. ROTTWEILER
65. SAARLOOS WOLFHOND
66. SAINT BERNARD
67. SAMOYED
68. SCOTTISH DEERHOUND
69. SIBERIAN HUSKY
70. SPANISH MASTIFF
71. STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER
72. TIMBER SHEPHERD
73. TOSA INU
74. TUNDRA SHEPHERD
75. WOLF SPITZ

This is Bruce's story:

Template Letters for Bruce:

Urgent Plea for a Pardon/Intervention to Allow Export of Bruce to Eire: Template Letter

Please feel free to use the template below or send your own letter/email. Full details below.



Dear Sir,

I am writing to you with regard to a travesty about to occur in Northern Ireland and to beg you to intervene and help save a life.

The life in question belongs to Bruce, a young Staffordshire Bull Terrier who was living happily with his family in Northern Ireland. On September 19th 2007 Bruce was seized by council officials as an alleged “pit bull type” and taken to secluded kennels whilst his owner was taken to court for owning a banned type of dog.

While incarcerated in kennels his family were allowed to visit Bruce in October 2007, Bruce had lost weight, muscle and had a cut to his muzzle. Five months later Bruce was allowed a second visit from his family in March 2008, they were shocked with what they found: The wound on Bruce's muzzle was larger and had become infected, he had to have his tail amputated, had open sores, was underweight and looked totally rejected, yet despite the clear pain he was in, is described by experts as being a friendly dog that poses no danger to the public. In a desperate attempt to save Bruce, owner Shannon Brown, supporters and neighbours have created petitions and videos resulting in worldwide support to “Bring Bruce Home”.

Northern Ireland has not adopted the 1997 Amendment Act as in England, Scotland and Wales, despite being proposed several times, thus meaning any dog deemed to be “pit bull type” cannot be entered onto the Index of Exempted Dogs. If the proposal had been accepted in Northern Ireland, as with the rest of the UK, Bruce would have been home long before now, alive and well registered on the Index of Exempted Dogs. Northern Ireland is however currently considering legislative change but this is not likely to be achieved in time to save Bruce.

If Bruce lived in Southern Ireland where no breeds are nationally banned he would never have been seized at all. Bruce has been offered a place of safety with a reputable rescue in Southern Ireland where he could legally live out the rest of his life, this offer has been conveyed to the solicitor but has sadly not been accepted by the court.



I understand that you have the power to grant a pardon and we beg of you to do all within your power to allow Bruce the chance of life by requesting Bruce is granted safe passage to Southern Ireland and the rescue placement that is waiting there for him. This is all that is needed. I am sure, that you are aware of how emotionally committed good owners are to their pets. Dogs are part of our families as much as children. Please spare Bruce’s owner the further trauma of destroying Bruce so needlessly. Please pardon Bruce and allow a blameless animal the chance of life.

We claim to be a nation of animal lovers, surely now it is time to prove it?

Yours faithfully

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Con tact details:

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland – Shaun Woodward MP

Northern Ireland Office, 11 Millbank, London, SW1P 4PN

Fax: 01744 24306

www.shaunwoodward.com/enquiry.html

The Rt Hon Peter Robinson MP MLA – First Minister
Martin McGuinness MP MLA – deputy First Minister
Jeffrey Donaldson MP - http://www.jeffreydonaldson.org/AdviceCentre.asp
Gerry Kelly MLA
Email: ps.ministers@ofmdfmni.gov.uk

Letters to: GD36 Stormont Castle, Stormont Estate, Belfast BT4 3TT

http://www.ofmdfmni.gov.uk/

Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP - Home Secretary
Letters to: 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF,

Email: public.enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

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We must Unite and Fight against BSL before none of us are left!

What is BSL?

Breed-specific legislation (BSL) bans or restricts certain types of dogs based on their appearance because they are perceived as “dangerous” breeds or types of dogs.

A breed ban usually requires that all dogs of a certain appearance (”targeted breed”) be removed from the area wherein the BSL has been implemented.

Well, we feel BSL is better described as discrimination and Racism in the Dog Worldfrown

About Bruce, what we don't understand is WHY is he being treated so terribly in this "kennel" (more like a Prison) that he has been locked up in for almost 2 years now? In The States, That is Criminal!
Bruce was taken away because of the "Ban"...even though he never did anything wrong!
So, for being a Good Dog, he is removed from his home and now lives caged in isolation - abused and neglected for the past 2 years at the hands of Northern Ireland's government!
Something is VERY wrong here!

Please post any information on BSL in your location in this thread. And have any of you ever heard of a BSL case as severe as Bruce's case?

Mama's very into training and positive reinforcement. She hears about dogs who have been abused and thinks about reinforcement like praising them when they do good; Bruce was punished to die when he did nothing wrong! It saddens me to say that once Bruce gets home, he won't be the same. It's like breeding dogs at puppy mills... You can do what you can, but they're just unhealthy frightened dogs that will always be scared due to the harshness of their past dependent on the breed and how long and hard they suffered... Poor Bruce.....

Mama's very upset with this whole BSL thing...


PUNISH THE DEED NOT THE BREED SO GIVE A PIT BULL A TRY BEFORE YOU SENTENCE THEM ALL TO DIE!!!!!

I hope Bruce will be saved. Bruce deserves to be at home with his family. He belongs there. I dont think its fair that beloved pets are taken away from their owners becasue of their breed.

Yeah... that's like picturing someone coming in and taking away a Cocker Spaniel that's never hurt a fly and saying it's dangerous. THAT'S what the world will come to in not too long if we keep letting them get away with the Pit Bulls or the Shaffordshires! They think it would make the world 'safer', but it's really destroying it! Cocker Spaniels aren't on the list, but anything can and will happen with BSL!

All it takes is pups like us to show them that Pit Bulls make the word! They don't ruin it like others think, they make it and make it better. Pit Bulls are a great part of our society, an the sooner those people encaging Bruce realize that, the better!

Puggle loves!
Annie

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