Pit Bull Ban Stands in Miami
Voters in Florida’s Miami-Dade County decided to keep a controversial 23-year-old ban on pit bulls. Repeal advocates say that they won’t give up their fight to lift the ban, despite the fact that 63 percent of voters were in favor of keeping it. “The fight does not end here,’’ said Debi Day, an activist with No Kill Nation. “We will not let the pit bulls and their owners be forever victim to this discriminatory law.’’ — Read the full story at the Miami Herald.
New pit bulls have not been allowed to live in Florida’s Miami-Dade county since 1989, when a ban against the breed took effect following some tragic attacks. Breed advocates, who see the law as discrimination, asked voters to overturn it. That includes Miami Marlins pitcher Mark Buehrle and his wife, Jamie, whose dog, Slater, has become the face of the movement. After Buehrle signed with the Marlins, the family had to find a home outside of Miami-Dade in order to keep Slater.
Photo: AP/Jamie Buehrle with her pit bull, Slater
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Those that don't own a Pit have no reason to post ......It's the position of the Owner that negates the position of the Breed .....Chopper is the most Loving & gentle breed of dogs this writer has known ....
having owned a Doberman for 16 years ,,,,a Wolf Hybred for 15 years & a Dachound for 10 years..
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