Tell the Aurora Colorado City Council to Stop Breed Discrimination
  • Petitioned Melissa Miller

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Melissa Miller
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Ed Tauer
city council member
Renie Peterson
city council member
Marsha Berzins
city council member
Molly Markert
city council member
Sue Sandstrum
city council member
Robert Brooom
city council member
Bob Fitzgerald
city council member
Ryan Frazier
city council member
Barbara Cleland
city council member
B Pierce

Tell the Aurora Colorado City Council to Stop Breed Discrimination

    1. Ledy VanKavage
    2. Petition by

      Ledy VanKavage

      Collinsville, IL

Aurora Colorado enacted a breed discriminatory law targeting "pit bulls" years ago during the height of pit bull hysteria. Now because of the U.S. Department of Justice's ruling that cities can't discriminate against pit bull service dogs, they are reworking their ordinance to comply with federal law.

Studies show that canine profiling fails to enhance public safety. Indeed, Topeka, Kansas just repealed their breed discriminatory ordinance because it was ineffective and extremely expensive to enforce. Determining a dog's heritage is not easy. A recent study by Dr. Victoria Voith found that animal shelters are correct in identifying a dog's heritage only 25% of the time when they compared the visual identification to the dog's DNA.

Aurora should follow Topeka's lead and enact a comprehensive reckless owner/dangerous dog law that protects citizens from all dangerous dogs and stop canine profiling.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 1 signatures
    2. Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Mayoral candidate Debbie Stafford speaks out against the breed ban:

    3. Reached 1 signatures
    4. Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      The full city council is slated to discuss the pit bull ban on April 11. Keep the pressure on for a complete repeal of the ordinance.

    5. Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      From The Dog Files: "Aurora, Colorado Considers Relaxing Pit Bull Ban"

    6. Reached 750 signatures
    7. Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      With the Dept of Justice's ruling against breed discrimination in effect as of today, Aurora is meeting this week to discuss options. Tell them to repeal their breed specific legislation!

    8. Could All Well-Behaved Dogs Soon Be Welcome in Aurora?

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      The U.S. Justice Department's ruling that cities can't discriminate against service dogs simply because of their breed is having a welcome ripple effect: It is rightly forcing cities that have enacted breed-discriminatory laws to rethink and...

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    Reasons for signing

    • Tanya Hogle LAKELAND, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      Volunteering at an animal shelter and walking and playing with many pitbulls all the time, I quickly realized what awesome dogs they are. I have never had a problem with ANY of them. ANY dog is capable of biting for one reason or another but this breed itself is NOT a bad breed whatsoever! They are my favorite dogs now and I always look forward to being with them. A person has a much greater chance of being bitten or snapped at by a small breed dog than a pitbull!!!! And this I can say from experience.

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    • carolina quinn BOCA RATON, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      BSL is plain wrong.You judge a dog by its temperament and character not its looks.Pitbull is not a breed!Educate yourself and stop listening to the brain washing idiots in the media and tv who know nothing. Just once I'd like to see the news reporter actually know what they are talking about when it comes to the bully breeds.By the way All Dogs Bite, I know people who bite too!Start punishing the irresponsible owners not the dogs and not the responsible owners.Pretty soon you will banning cats!!They tried this after WWI with German Shepherds too! By the way General Patton's dog "Willy" short for William the conqueror was a pitbull.The target dog is a pitbull, .petey from the little rascals is a pitbull.Its all media hype when theres a dog bite.These dogs have been around for 100 of years people.Breed bans will not stop dog bites!

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    • Adrienne Clegg SACRAMENTO, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Since it is now a proven fact that breed bans do nothing to stop dog bites, itr seems time to address the issue. That animal neglect and cruelty are at the heart of dog bites.

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    • Aim'ee A. Abington ROCK ISLAND, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      This is really just another form of racism! Judging a living being by it's looks alone, is NOT ACCEPTABLE! This is the year 2011 and we should be above and beyond this unjust behaviour!

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    • Nancy Mazor NEW YORK, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      Pitbulls are loving, gentle and affectionate creatures worthy of loving forever homes.

      Stop punishing the breed for the evil deeds of men.

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