It’s official. Cincinnati, Ohio, has finally repealed its nine-year breed ban. The City Council voted 8-1 to officially repeal the breed-specific language in the city’s vicious dog ordinance,which made owning “pit bulls” illegal within city limits. Animal advocates across the state fought a long, hard battle to see this decision come to fruition – and thousands of dogs will be saved because of their dedication.
The tide is turning against BSL. People across the US (and world) are recognizing how ineffective and unjust this type of legislation truly is. Check out the numbers here.
In Miami-Dade, we have a chance to terminate our equally ineffective legislation – which has been in place even longer than Cincinnati’s. On August 14, 2012, citizens can cast a vote in favor of eliminating this ridiculous law. It’s time to make Miami’s streets safe for ALL breeds.
When you go to the polls on August 14th, answer the following question with a resounding YES:
“Shall the ordinance repealing the county’s 23 year old law prohibiting the ownership of pit bulls as a dangerous breed of dogs become effective?”
For more information on the upcoming vote, how to register, etc., check out the Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation (MCABSL). And PLEASE make your voice heard for Miami-Dade’s innocent pibbles.