To the Louisville City Council:
 
I am writing to express my concern about the "dangerous dog" legislation you are considering.
 
I travel through Louisville on my way to see my parents in Dayton, Ohio, several times a year. Many times I stay in a hotel, eat at restaurants, and buy gasoline.  Two of my sisters often travel with me to see my parents, which can mean a lot of money spent in your city.
 
I also meet my sister from Dayton in Louisville for a fun weekend several times a year.  We stay in a hotel for three days, eat at restaurants, and patronize local businesses.
 
Several of my friends have reason to visit Louisville several times a year. I will encourage them to pick another city in which to spend money, preferably a city where the leadership has a more rational approach to law-making.
 
I travel with my pit bull, Mackie.  She is lovely, smart, and well-behaved.  She is no threat to anyone, unless you're a squirrel.  If you pass the dangerous dog ordinance, Mackie and I, and my sisters,  will no longer stop in Louisville FOR ANY REASON. 
 
My friends and family are not the only people who travel between Nashville and Ohio or other points north.  You will lose a LOT of tourist money, as well as money from those of us who stay in your city on a regular basis.
 
Please, please, reconsider any law that targets a certain breed.  This type of legislation hurts responsible dog owners, and lets the irresponsible ones continue their abuse -- of the system and their dogs.
 
--
Robyn Kevlin
BREED BANS = LEGISLATED HATE
 
"You should not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it
will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it
would do and the harm it would cause if improperly administered."
Lyndon Johnson, 36th President of the U.S.