We hope you do not undervalue the dollars spent by an average dog
show exhibitor, when you decide to blow us off by passing such laws
as would prohibit our travel to your town. Whereas the amount varies
with the distance, health of pocketbook and various other factors,
there IS spending, usually of the sort one would expect from any out
of town tourist. We spend on restaurants, lodgings, local sightseeing
and shopping, and general going out and about in a new town. We spend
on fuel. There really is no predicting on what we will spend, except
it is always more than we thought it would be. I have been going to
dog shows as my own adult for about forty years. I will NEVER go to a
dog show in a town which has breed hostile laws, never. Most of my
friends are also dog people, breeder-exhibitors, judges and just
plain fanciers, and I can assure you that Breed Hostile Laws will
prevent them from visiting any town for any reason, let alone a dog
show. Efforts are made to avoid spending a cent in such a place.
So before you decide to throw away our shekels, perhaps you should
rethink this careless RUSH TO INJUSTICE, if only for the money.
It would not be a bad idea to reread the Constitution and Bill Of
Rights while you are at it. We already had one big ugly war over what
was called STATES RIGHTS. I think it could happen again.