Say NO To The "Vicious Dog Ordinance"!
  • Petitioning Mayor Virg Bernero

This petition will be delivered to:

Mayor Virg Bernero
Lansing City Clerk
Lansing City Clerk
Lansing City Council
Wood
Lansing City Council
Jeffrie
Lansing City Council
Dunbar
Lansing City Council
Washington
Lansing City Council
Houghton
Lansing City Council
Robinso
Lansing City Council
Quinney
Lansing City Council
Jessica

Say NO To The "Vicious Dog Ordinance"!

    1. Petition by

      No Kill Michigan

There is no evidence that breed-specific laws—which are costly and difficult to enforce—make communities safer for people or companion animals. For example, Prince George’s County, MD, spends more than $250,000 annually to enforce its ban on Pit Bulls. In 2003, a study conducted by the county on the ban’s effectiveness noted that “public safety is not improved as a result of [the ban],” and that “there is no transgression committed by owner or animal that is not covered by another, non-breed specific portion of the Animal Control Code (i.e., vicious animal, nuisance animal, leash laws).”

 

*BSL does nothing to educate or protect the citizens from dangerous dogs. Dogs of any breed can be dangerous. Laws need to be based on the Deed, not the breed. *There is difficulty in determining breed. There are 25 + breeds that are commonly incorrectly identified as pit bulls.
*Loss of revenue, dog owners often stop traveling through BSL cities, counties. There are many websites devoted to alerting people to BSL areas. Also Dog Club shows, competitions, etc will look to hold conferences, shows, etc in NON-BSL locations..
*Costly to the city and taxpayers. Higher cost to enforce BSL, more kennels to house the dogs, vet care, food, Euthanasia, etc.

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    • Elizabeth Sims NEWPORT, NC
      • 11 months ago

      Because it causes so very many innocent dogs to be killed.

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    • Patrick Henderson LANSING, MI
      • about 1 year ago

      I own 3 dogs, and I would like to live in a city that is not anti-dogs!

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    • Robbin Perry BRICK, NJ
      • about 1 year ago

      "Breed specific laws are not based in science. [Laws] banning breeds will not make you safer, andthe illusion that they will do so is dangerous to humans and unfair to dogs." ~Dr. Karen Overall “Pit bull bans are enormously expensive and ineffective. And if breed discriminatory ordinances are passed, people who love their pets will fight the government’s arbitrary identification of their dog, making them even more difficult to enforce. Many people view this as a property rights issue—‘as long as I’m a responsible dog owner,I should be allowed to have whatever breed of dog I choose.’ The key here is being responsible. Reckless or negligent owners should be prevented from owning any breed of dog.” ~ Attorney Ledy VanKavage

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    • MaLissa Mobley GRAND RAPIDS, MI
      • about 1 year ago

      I own a pit bull and if this keeps up it will be genocide on a breed that truly isn't a problem if dealt with accordingly.

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    • Diane Wise ORLANDO, FL
      • about 1 year ago

      There's no such thing as a bad dog...ONLY BAD OWNERS......

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