SAVE OUR PETS RALLY TO BE HELD TUESDAY AT 5:30 PM

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Postby cheekymunkee » January 16th, 2007, 12:00 pm

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SAVE OUR PETS RALLY TO BE HELD TUESDAY AT 5:30 PM

Pet Lovers To Rally Overturn Louisville’s New Anti-Pet Ordinance



WHAT:
To raise awareness that Chapter 91, Louisville’s new animal control ordinance, gravely threatens responsible pet and animal ownership, the Louisville Coalition Of Animal Advocates will host a SAVE OUR PETS RALLY to rally public support amongst pet lovers on Tuesday evening. The rally will take place just prior to Mayor Abramson’s Community Conversation at Moore High School, an open public forum where the Mayor hears directly from citizens. All animal lovers and pet owners in Jefferson County are urged to attend.

The Louisville Coalition Of Animal Advocates, a grassroots partnership of concerned pet lovers and animal welfare groups, will also hold a press conference to warn pet lovers about the risk of losing pets, as well as constitutional protections under the newly enacted law. The group is demanding that the Mayor and Metro Council immediately take steps to rescind the ordinance and draft a new version that protects the public heath and safety, and the constitutional rights afforded every American citizen. The Louisville Coalition Of Animal Advocates also demands that the Louisville Metro government cease the illegal harassment against individuals opposed the animal ordinance.

WHO:
Louisville Coalition Of Animal Advocates

WHEN:
Tuesday, January 16th, Rally 5:30 PM, Press Conference 6:00 PM

WHERE:
Moore High School, 6415 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY

WHY:
The public is unaware that Louisville’s new animal ordinance, Chapter 91, is part of a new and disturbing trend of anti-pet laws that are supported by extremist anti-pet ownership groups. Chapter 91 was conceived in secrecy, in violation of the Kentucky Open Meetings Act, and contains nearly 100 pages of vague clauses that criminalize pet ownership, violate the 4th, 5th, and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, eliminate property rights and discriminate against the poor and the elderly.

Chapter 91 fails to address the original objective of protecting the public, especially children, from loose and dangerous dogs. It also contains provisions that sharply escalate fees, making pet ownership unaffordable, and thereby eliminating entire pools of pet owners, as well as severe civil and criminal penalties for even the smallest infractions, including the forfeiture of family pets.

For more information, visit http://www.louisville-pets.com
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