January 6, 2009

Join the army... and lose your dog?

From the comments section of this post:
My husband is in the army and we travel from state to state every two or three years. We currently live off post and were trying move on post. We were all ready to move, had the paper work filled out, and the very same day a nationwide ban on every military post was sent out for 6 breeds of dogs. One of the breeds was a Doberman, and since we own a Doberman, we can now never again live on post. Since my husband will be in the army for 10 more years this is very upsetting to us. Yes we can live off post, but along with that we give up a lot of convienience - and all because we own a Doberman. I'm looking for people to help me pettition this ban and would like to know if anyone here would want to help?? Just let me know and we can exchange contact info...thanks.
At a time when BSL is being rejected elsewhere as a failed ideology, and with all that's asked of them already, what a shame that some army families must deal with this. Where is General Patton when we need him?

"Faithful friend mourns American hero. Along with the many millions to mourn the passing of American hero, General George S. Patton, Jr., is his dog 'Willie,' the late general's pet bull terrier. Bad Nauheim, Germany." [Photo: Wikimedia Commons.]


Anonymous said...

There is currently an initiative on the website Change.org that proposes banning all BSL on a national level. This website has many causes in competition with each other, and the final 10 will be presented on inaugeration day. I don't know if this would have any effect on military personel on army bases, but it's a start in the right direction for the nation. It is important to note that as the other initiatives get votes, we will need more votes. This is round 2 of voting; all totals from the first round were reset to 0 to level the playing field. 2nd round voting will go on until 1/15/09. Here's the link:

Luisa said...

As far as I can tell, the website change.org [link goes to initiative to ban BSL] has nothing to do with Mr. Obama, whose website is change.gov.

Which doesn't mean that change.org [home page] isn't an entirely worthy and important endeavor — just that "presented on inauguration day" is no guarantee the president or his staff will be aware of these initiatives.

Caveat said...

Does the Dobe ban also apply to the Marines (wink-wink nudge-nudge)?