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.
BREED BANS = LEGISLATED HATE