Last week I attended a public hearing on this bill – House Bill 5361. As I listened to arguments, pro and con, I was pleased to see the amount of bi-partisan support this proposal was receiving among legislators and members of the public alike. Of course the insurance companies are opposed, but at least on this day, they were in the minority!
I understand there will be those we will never reach and that is something I reluctantly accept but, in my opinion, manners and common courtesy should be universal, especially among those who have been elected to serve the public.
But, are we making progress? I believe the answer is yes.
In my state of Connecticut a law has already been enacted a law prohibiting municipalities from adopting breed-specific ordinances. (2013, Public Act 13-103).
In 2014, breed bans were overturned in Maryland, South Dakota and Utah. Also, in the past six months over 100 municipalities across the country have done the same.
Next up for me – Humane Lobby Day at our State Capitol tomorrow. I encourage others to join the fight and engage in the process. Together we can be part of the solution.