Stop, Listen, and Learn.  Don't discriminate.
  • Petitioned Lift the breeds ban in Loup City, NE

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Lift the breeds ban in Loup City, NE

Stop, Listen, and Learn. Don't discriminate.

    1. Shellie Rhoden
    2. Petition by

      Shellie Rhoden

      Omaha, NE

Loup City in Nebraska currently has a ban on Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, and Doberman Pinschers. Families in this city have been forced to find other homes for their beloved pets in surrounding areas. Their hopes are to get them back to the home they know and love.

Regulating breeds puts the focus on the dog, without addressing owner behavior and owner responsibility to the animal and the community.  Every 10 years or so there is a new "bad" breed. In the 70's it was the Doberman, 90's the Rottiweilers, 00's it's the Pit Bull. Who's next?

BSL is a quick reaction to an incident without education or knowledge. People often overreact to a dog attack without knowing all of the details surrounding the incident. There is always a reason for a dog to bite or attack. Always.

Education is critical and before passing local ordinances, state laws our city and state officials have a responsibility to become educated on the subject matter and seek out responsible opinions from experts.

As an Animal Behavior Specialist, I have done extensive research that proves that unwanted behaviors are not due to the breed of animal (cat or dog). Yes, there are characteristics that come with every breed...but aggression is not one of them. I have worked at an animal shelter for 6 years and work with dogs who appear aggressive when they arrive. If we are going to categorize breeds by their aggression level, the Pit Bull would not be on my list.

Breed Specific Legislation is pure discrimination. It is discrimination at it's worst: killing an innocent and voiceless animal because of the way it looks. If you have ever had to hold an innocent animal in your arms while it gets an euthanasia injection and know that there is nothing you can do to stop it because the law says it must would then know why we need to end this discrimination. Especially when they cannot speak for themselves.

Help end this Breed Specific Legislation and bring these breeds back to their homes in Loup City, Nebraska where they are sorely missed and very much loved. Sign our petition now, please.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Kathy Davenport HAVERTOWN, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      All dogs should be judged on their deeds not on their breed.

      • over 2 years ago

      BSL is so so wrong. No dog is aggressive by nature. The dogs do not want to fight, but humans torture them until they become aggressive and fight. Pit Bull dogs have a sweet gentle nature and are not aggressive unless forced to be by torture. BSL is just so wrong and the morons who make these laws need to go to dog school to learn about dogs, dog breeds and Pit Bulls as at present they have absolutely no idea and no right to enforce BSL. I have worked in a shelter and even the most aggressive dogs (through no fault of their own) have been treated with love and education and happily been adopted.

    • Dorothy Worgess LANSING, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      This insane thinking must stop. To take a dog away from it's family when it has done absolutely nothing wrong other than be a breed that some ignorant people think is bad is absolutely ludicrous. Stop this madness. this is for Lennox and all the other innocent animals. Lenno was a service dog and they took him and killed him because they decided he was a Pit Bull, which he wasn't.

    • Cliff Chapman LAS VEGAS, NV
      • over 2 years ago

      BSL is ludicrous and targets the wrong thing - the victims.

      Dogs are not the villains here. Humans who fight dogs are the villains. If the governments we create cannot stop this illegal act by finding the humans in the back alleys and abandoned houses who commit this, what is to say that killing big headed dogs will do it?

    • Anita Williams DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      STOP BSL!! It's not the breeds who are at fault, so STOP targeting them!!! Spend the tax payer's $$ by going after the Vick types!!!


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