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