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Petitioning county councilwoman Karen Toles and 9 others

Stop Canine Profiling In Prince George's County

Prince George's County has an antiquated breed discriminatory law that bans "pit bulls." Instead of dealing with aggressive dogs running at large, animal control must get search warrants to see if someone owns a "pit bull." They go into the "suspect's" house, seize their pet, try to decide if it's really a "pit bull," and then, if it is, kill the pet.

Prince George's breed discriminatory ordinance not only tears families apart by killing pets, it's a waste taxpayer dollars. According to economist John Dunham and Associates, it costs Prince George's County approximately $1,137,726 annually to enforce.

Studies done in the United Kingdom and in Spain have shown that canine profiling fails to protect the public from dangerous dogs. Indeed, in the spanish studies, bites increased after the breed restrictive law was passed.

Any dog can bite. The public should be protected against any dangerous dog no matter what its appearance.

Pits are pets too. Please sign the petition and help save well mannered pets, no matter what their breed.

This petition was delivered to:
  • county councilwoman
    Karen Toles
  • county councilman
    Eric Olson
  • County Councilwoman
    Ingrid Turner
  • county councilwoman
    Leslie Johnson
  • county councilwoman
    Mary Lehman
  • County Executive
    Rushern Baker
  • county councilman
    Will Campos
  • county councilman
    Mel Franklin
  • county councilman
    Obie Patterson
  • county councilman
    Andrea Harrison

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