On August 14th, the citizens of Miami will vote to determine whether the city’s ineffective, antiquated ban against “pit bulls” will be repealed.
Unfortunately, there are still a lot of voters who have no idea about this issue – and who *may* be misled by the rather confusing language on the actual ballot.
The facts are absolutely against this ban. It has cost the taxpayers millions of dollars and proved essentially impossible to enforce. Not to mention that Miami-Dade Animal Services staff are unable to accurately identify a “pit bull”. The law has even drawn criticism from the Humane Society, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and other experts.
It MUST be repealed. Once and for all, Miami must follow in the footsteps of other cities across the country who are striking down these ridiculously ineffective, inhumane and expensive laws.
For those looking to learn more about the issue, the Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation is hosting a free informational session on July 18. The session will be held at Florida National College (4425 West 20th Ave, Hialeah, FL – the Golden Room) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Please encourage everyone you to know to attend – particularly those who may be undecided on or uneducated about the issue. We need to put a stop to the needless killing and end this breed ban once and for all.
And if you haven’t registered to vote yet, the time is now! The election will be held on August 14.