STOP Breed-Specific Legislation!

  • by: Christie Bonamassa
  • target: States with Breed Specific Legislation, U.S. House of Representatives
More and more states and cities throughout the US are passing laws restricting and even banning certain breeds altogether!Some cities like Denver,CO even went so far as to EUTHANIZE any and all "pit bulls"! These laws mainly pertain to Rottweilers and "pit bull" breeds, but also include Chows, German Shepards, and Akitas. Please help stop the suffering for many good pet owners and innocent animals!

This petition, once completed, will go to all the State Representatives throughout states with Breed-Specific Legislation. Many innocent animals have already died for no reason other than fear of the unknown. No animals, just as humans, are born “vicious”. Instead of killing off a few entire breeds, we should start educating more pet owners and all people alike. I have a 4 year old American Staffordshire Terrier, who has never shown any signs of aggression towards people, yet I am forced to pay about $1000 a year in Dog-Bite Insurance alone because he belongs to the “pit bull” group. I also tried to get covered under Homeowners insurance and most companies said if he even looks like a “pit bull” we cannot cover you! What does a “pit bull” look like? Please, for all you skeptics, go to this site and try to find the “pit bull” and if you can’t how can someone tell you what attacked them. If you can't tell the difference, why should they pay, sign this petition an help save lives!    

I live in Ohio, and there may be a change to the Vicious dog law if enough people speak up! If passed, this bill #189, will take out the name “pit bull” from the bill and they will be treated the same as other dogs, where they are only “vicious” if they show signs of aggression towards someone or bite them. I think it is fair enough to judge an animal based off of their past rather than off of their breed alone. If we can get one state to change, maybe others will follow and with other breeds!There are so many breeds that are being punished because there are dog-fighters that are not caught and animal abusers not prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Please help me to get these laws repealed and to protect our animals. I love my dog and I hate to see animals put down because of certain peoples irresponsibility. Help save innocent animals by signing this petition! Not all “pit bulls” and Rottweilers are “vicious”!!!If you know of any abused animals please visit this site and they will try to stop this cruelty!

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