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Old 10-06-2009, 09:26 AM
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Default Louisville Kentucky Federal Court Decision

I got this from yesterday's ShowCardi. So I think since this is a Federal Court decision... then I think it makes that whole thread about "if your dog even looks wild it can be shot" illegal.


> Date: October 5, 2009 1:07:51 PM EDT
> Subject: Louisville Kentucky Federal Court Decision
>
> DEAR FRIENDS OF THE LOUISVILLE KENNEL CLUB & THE KENTUCKIANA CLUSTER
> OF
> DOG SHOWS:
>
> Below is an important MESSAGE to dog lovers everywhere!!! The
> ruling in
> the lawsuit earlier filed by the Louisville Kennel Club (and a variety
> of other groups) against the Louisville Metro Government was handed
> down
> by Judge Charles Simpson late last week. As you can see from the
> narrative below, we are VERY HAPPY!!!
>
> Please feel free to cross-post to your breed message boards (and
> anywhere else).
>
> As always, thank you for your CONTINUED support of the Kentuckiana
> Cluster AND the Louisville Kennel Club.
>
> If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact
> Louisville
> KC President (and Canine Legislative Chairman) Donna Herzig at
> 502-339-7062 or [email protected].
>
> Thanks!
> Dianne O'Regan, National/Regional/Local Specialty Coordinator
> Kentuckiana Cluster of Dog Shows
>
>
> Via Barbara Haines, LKC
> This precedent has far-reaching implications, and sets the stage for
> class-action lawsuits nationwide - anywhere similar ordinances have
> been
> enacted, and Constitutional rights of pet owners have been violated
>
> Highlights of the FEDERAL ruling:
>
> 1. Pets are personal property, under the Constitution. Due process,
> search
> and seizure, etc.. (all protections provided by Constitution) apply to
> pets.
> You are the OWNER of your pets (not the "guardian.")
>
> 2. Requirements for housing, treatment, etc.. cannot be mandated by
> legislation to be different for intact dogs (vs. altered dogs.).
>
> 3. Seizure bond is FLAT-OUT illegal and unconstitutional. This
> practice
> constitutes unlawful taking of personal property. If, after search
> warrant
> is obtained, a person is arrested and their dogs are seized, their
> dogs
> must be held AS IS (cannot be sterilized while held, cannot be sold,
> "transferred" or euthanized) unless the owner is found guilty after
> trial.
> Meantime, owner DOES NOT have to pay a dime for their care, until/
> unless
> they are found guilty of the charges
>
>
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