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Monday, February 9, 2009


Update (2/10):

House Bill 667 was introduced on 2/9, and has one sponsor - Rep. Heaton - and it's current location is the
House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee:

Meets: Tuesdays & Thursdays - 1:30 p.m. - Room 315

Committee Members:

Gail Chasey - (D)

Antonio "Moe" Maestas - (D)
Vice Chair

Thomas A. Anderson - (R)

Zachary J. Cook - (R)

Karen E. Giannini - (D)

Bill B. O'Neill - (D)

Al Park - (D)

Here we go, folks!

Rep. John Heaton from Carlsbad has introduced House Bill 667, which will require all pit bulls and rottweilers in the state to be registered as dangerous dogs under the Dangerous Dog Act, regardless of whether the dog has any history of violence.

Please look at the bill and contact your legislators and the sponsor to let them know that you oppose the bill.

The bill is available in PDF form via this link.

You can find your legislators through the legislative website at www.nmlegis.gov .

Please continue to check my blogs for updates, and feel free to email me with questions or suggestions.


  1. What can I do to help? I've got stuff about the problems with neutering at the wrong age, etc.

    caveatnewsdesk @ hotmail dot com

  2. If you were to send these folks an email briefly describing your concerns (and links to appropriate websites)that would be AWESOME!

    I will also be in touch with you, via email, in hopes of mooching the weblinks that you've got.

    There has been A LOT of cooperation between the various NM groups, but until this thing has officially gone away - I'm trying to touch base with as many folks as possible.


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Why Pit bulls?

As I work to provide positive, rational, and balanced information about pit bulls, and the virtues of dogs in general, I am often (read: ALWAYS) asked why I am so taken by this breed of dog. It is a fair question that isn't always asked in a reasonable manner.

In short, I find many pit bulls to posses the qualities that I value in a canine companion: great with friendly people, loyal, goofy, energetic, athletic, intelligent, and willing. To be sure, the run-of-the-mill pit bull is a lot of dog. It is all of these qualities in a medium-sized dog that has me so taken by pit bulls.

Alas, there are many aspects of pit bull ownership that are less enjoyable. Namely, dealing with the many negative stereotypes, and the constant battle to balance the mis-information provided by the breed's detractors.
...thankfully, it only takes is a few minutes of lovin' from my doggies and I am reminded they're worth the effort.

I hope this blog gives others insight into my life with pit bulls, and most of all, provides information on the breed in general; there are a lot of misinformed generalizations about these dogs.

Please contact me with questions or comments pertaining to dogs, pit bulls, BSL, etc..

All the best,

Donovan McBee

And don't forget to visit my other blog, No BSL NM.

The HSUS attempted to fund raise for the care of Micheal Vick's dogs, while at the same time suggesting that the dogs needed to be killed.

And to add insult to injury, they weren't even planning on taking possesion of the dogs.

Contact the HSUS and tell them this is unacceptable!