Between Breed Specific Legislation in PG County and the recent Court of Appeals decision that all pit bulls are to be labeled vicious, it's time for the voices of the people to be heard and Governor O'Malley to ban BSL in Maryland.
This isn't a discrimination against dogs, it's a discrimination against people. Responsible homeowners will suffer as their homeowner's insurance will rise. Displaced homeowners will find it even more difficult to find housing. Innocent dogs will be euthanized in shelters based solely on their breed. And it won't fix the problem.
The problem is responsible dog ownership regardless of breed.
The courts say pit bulls are "vicious." Not only is their evidence to the contrary (outlined in the petition letter), but it is innocent people that will suffer, rather than Maryland becoming "safer" as a result of this decision.
Governor O'Malley should ban any discrimination based on breed and enact stronger leash and vicious dog laws instead. Please sign my petition and let's change the legislation in the State of Maryland.