Be Alert: National Patterns of Legislation November 2006
http://www.akc.org/enewsletter/taking_c ... tterns.cfm
Dog fanciers in every state need to be cognizant of a commonality of language and purpose in much of the negative canine legislation introduced each year at the state and local levels. Mandatory spay and neuter ordinances, state-level breedersâ€™ legislation, and tethering bills are particularly susceptible to duplication across the country. The exact same language appears in bills introduced in multiple communities and states, suggesting that these are not local initiatives but are instead a concerted effort of a well-financed animal rights movement operating in an organized pattern to infringe on the rights of responsible dog owners.
Tip Oâ€™Neill, a former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, coined the oft repeated phrase that â€œall politics is local.â€