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Recently, the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that pit bulls are "inherently dangerous" dogs. Citing statistics regarding dog bites in recent years, the court made their ruling that the breed has an inherent propensity to do harm. As a result, they are imposing stiffer laws on pit bull owners, and making pit owners and landlords that rent to pit owners more liable than ever for their dog's actions. (Pit bulls are already banned in Prince George's County.)

In D.C. and Virginia, a dog has to bite first to be designated a "dangerous dog"; any attacks thereafter result in stiffer penalties.


This petition was delivered to:
  • Maryland Pit Bull Law
  • President of the United States
  • Maryland State Senate
  • Maryland State House
  • U.S. Senate
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • State Representative
    A. Shane Robinson
  • State Senator
    Nancy King
  • State Representative
    Kirill Reznik
  • State Representative
    Charles Barkley
  • Governor
    Martin O Malley
  • Senator
    Barbara Mikulski
  • Senator
    Ben Cardin
  • Maryland Governor

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