Tammy recognizes that a dog’s breed is just one factor in determining its behavior. A host of other variables, many related to the owner’s temperament and training expertise, play a role as well. While an outright ban of particular breeds can be a knee-jerk reaction to dog problems, communities should be free to set their own rules.
As you know, local dog breed bans are usually not handled at the federal level. However you may be interested to know that throughout her time in Congress, Tammy has been a strong advocate for animal rights. During the current session of Congress she received an 88% rating from the Humane Society on animal protection issues.
Once again, thank you for reaching out. Please do not hesitate to follow up with any further questions or comments.
Karin Johanson, Campaign Manager (for Tammy Baldwin)
Note: Rep. Tammy Baldwin, who currently holds a seat in Congress (2nd Wisconsin district) is running for a Senate seat in November 2012.