Judgment day is almost upon us. On August 14, Miami voters will take to the polls and decide whether to lift a decades-long death sentence for “pit bull type dogs”. For almost 25 years, these dogs have been subject to deadly discrimination based exclusively on how they look. The time is now to put an end to this unjust and antiquated law.
The question shall read as follows: “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?”
The answer is YES.
YES YES YES.
Please spread the word. The question could be misleading for those who aren’t educated on the issue. It’s crucial that enough people vote yes, as a chance like this isn’t likely to come along again anytime soon. And click here for a list of voting locations.
While Miami-Dade recently passed a No Kill resolution, they are NOT currently No Kill, and until this ban is repealed, it will be almost impossible to become so, as “pit bulls” are summarily killed. As we saw recently in the case of Lennox, people the world over see the tragic and unnecessary nature of these laws. Other cities with similar bans are repealing them, as they’re ineffective, waste taxpayer dollars and represent discrimination at its worst.
(For those who want to help get the word out, free flyers are available for distribution through the Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation (MCABSL). Contact them for more info. They’re also selling sweet t-shirts to help you show your support. Buy one!)