Like the term pit nutter, a nutter board is an online discussion forum where pit nutters gather to share stories of persecution and victimization. They also share information about the latest effort of a U.S. city enacting a pit bull law. Users provide email contact information of the City Council members and tips on how to write an anti-BSL letter as well. Jurisdictional matters do not limit narcipits who encourage non-constituents (and anyone who will listen) to send in these emails.
Please continue to send your POLITE, RESPECTFUL and INFORMATIVE letters in opposition to breed specific legislation to the Sterling Heights officials listed below. Please send viable alternatives and suggestions for their consideration, as well.
Bless the Bullys
Mayor and City Council
Mayor Richard Notte
firstname.lastname@example.org – pitbullforum.com
Perhaps the most infamous instance of a nutter board skewing results through devious tactics occurred in 2007 when Loudoun County was running a survey about their “no adopt out” pit bull adoption policy. A pitbullforum.com member posted a list of 20 Loudoun Zip codes and instructed respondents to delete the cookies stored on their computer so they could take the survey multiple times. The forum got dinged by Loudoun County Animal Control and written up in the Washington Post.
The survey, which was conducted in March and appeared on the shelter’s Web site, generated more than 1,000 responses from people who were identified as Loudoun residents based on the Zip codes they provided. The agency discounted 300 or so responses because they were provided by people who acknowledged they did not live in Loudoun.
Laura Rizer, spokeswoman for the Loudoun Department of Animal Care and Control, said a shelter employee who was looking for pit bull news on the Internet on Friday morning stumbled upon a Web site that threw the survey results into question. – Arianne Aryanpur, Washington Post