“Responsible Dog Owner” lobbying groups try to appeal to all dog owners but in truth only represent owners of dangerous dog breeds. Two of the most radical groups are Responsible Dog Owners of the Western States (RDOWS), led by Cheri Graves, and (RDOES) of the Eastern States, led by Sandi Coy. Both primarily, if not only, represent pit bull owners and breeders and operate to achieve one goal: the elimination of breed-specific laws. As indicated by Coy of the latter group, who has been charged with animal cruelty twice, the groups are not “responsible” either.

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