OccuPIT Denver: The city of Denver, Reexamine the validity of the current ban on Pit Bulls
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OccuPIT Denver: The city of Denver, Reexamine the validity of the current ban on Pit Bulls

    1. Chef David Edelstein
    2. Petition by

      Chef David Edelstein

      Denver, CO

Since 1989, the city of Denver has banned all "Pit Bull" type dogs or any dog appearing to have the majority of physical characteristics of a "Pit Bull" (and every type of dog that the city's Animal Control has mis-identified as a "Pit Bull").

The ban is based on two incidents that occurred twenty two years ago. Since that time, the city has never been able to provide factual (untampered with) documentation as to the ban's effectiveness, they can provide no expert testimony that endorses this legislation, and every major animal welfare organization globally has denounced Denver's law as a means of providing public safety to its citizens.

We are asking citizens of Denver to demand city officials reexam the validity of the current ban on Pit Bulls, calling on Professional Veterinary Doctors, Behaviorists, Animal Control Officers, and Trainers (NOT EMPLOYED BY OR PAID FOR BY THE CITY OF DENVER) to consult on the review. More so, we ask that this review be held in public forum.

The results of this petition WILL NOT only be submitted to the city of Denver like petitions of the past... but also the Denver Post, Westword News, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and every other major news publication in the U.S.

Below is your opportunity to be heard for change in Denver. We are asking all Denver registered voters and citizens AND anyone who opposes such discriminatory laws to sign a petition if they agree that a review of the ban is in the citizens best interest.

The Team Pit-a-Full brochure is available for download. The brochure is full of facts and a time line of Denver's Pit Bull ban and its continuous failure. Down load it here: http://TeamPitAFull.org/Our_Mission.html

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 10,000 signatures
    2. Youve signed, GREAT. Now help a little more by sharing....

      Chef David Edelstein
      Petition Organizer

      The general concensus is... "Well, I dont live in Denver so my opionion doesnt really help." But it does. This campaign is a global message being sent to Denver city officials. If people as far away as Belgium and Australia can pitch in, so can your friends, family and contacts. Commit to sharing with at least 1 new person a week. A single voice is only single voice, but 10,000 single voices in unison can shout a message than no one can deny hearing. OccuPIT Denver, help us take out the origin of Pit Bull discrimination in the U.S. OccuPIT Denver NOW!!!!

    3. Reached 3,000 signatures
    4. Get Your Shoulder Behind It!!!

      Chef David Edelstein
      Petition Organizer

      Please tell a friend, a co worker, your family, your social network (on and offline).

    5. Reached 2,500 signatures
    6. <i>Hick Town</i> Documentary Highlights Denver's Dog Discrimination

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Denver's notorious breed ban was featured in a clip shown to a sold-out crowd at the premiere of the St. Louis International Film Festival on November 11. Folks from around the land had gathered to pay tribute to the late film director and...

    7. Reached 2,000 signatures
    8. We are almost at 1/8

      Chef David Edelstein
      Petition Organizer

      Not only are we over 1400 signatures, we collected an additional 75-80 signatures at the Longmont Humane Adoption event today.

    9. Reached 1,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Henry Hermiz FULLERTON, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I attend a lot of Pitbull shows in Ca and Az,and have NEVER seen any problems with the dogs.The BSL bans are a invation on peoples rights to own what breed they chooce.

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    • Kelly Giannetti LAS VEGAS, NV
      • over 2 years ago

      It all depends on how you train them...everybody deserves a chance at life and love!

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    • Sue Hitchcock NORTH AUGUSTA, SC
      • over 2 years ago

      Punish the deed not the breed. Most bad things happen because of stupid and irresponsible people.

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    • Deborah Montanez HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      If they put the true honest statistics for pet bites everyone would see that this breed is not a problem. Are we going to ban all dogs? Terriers are very quick to bit and can be down right nasty. I know we had one and had to keep her away from EVERYONE and muzzled her for the vet. My sons pit/lab mix can be poked prodded and pulled by any vet with not a twitch.

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    • Jessica Cook SAINT MARYS, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      BSL is ignorance. A pit bull is strong and loyal, and the people that take advantage of them should be punished. Well-behaved dogs and responsible owners should not be punished for the actions of others.

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