Restore the American Pit Bull Terrier to Military Bases
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Restore the American Pit Bull Terrier to Military Bases

    1. Stephanie Feldstein
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      Stephanie Feldstein

      Ypsilanti, MI

The American Pit Bull Terrier used to be the U.S. military's mascot. Sergeant Stubby, known as the most decorated war dog, was also a pit bull.

But despite their service, in early 2009, just before the Bush Administration left office, the Pentagon passed a new pet policy for military housing that banned pit bulls, rottweilers, dobermans, chows, and wolf hybrids. Several military families were forced to give up their dogs.

Breed specific legislation doesn't work. There's no good way to reliably identify breeds and dog bites are the result of irresponsible ownership, not any particular breed.

Ask your representative and President Obama to repeal the military housing pet policy. Let these loyal dogs return to our bases, and keep military families together.

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      • over 3 years ago

      People always want to go after the dogs instead of educating the public in the first place.Breed bans are not the answer.

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    • amanda levy LAKEWOOD, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      im former army and it annoys me that our own military is banning these dogs. back in the 30's and 40's the military used these dogs in the wars, and they were the nanny dogs. pretty much every single family in america owned a pitbull. please dont make these dogs pay for their bad owners....

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    • Joyce Wild HUDSON, IA
      • over 3 years ago

      It is amazing when the people we are to look up to and follow have become the followers. Breed bans are unconstitutional. I think there should be stricter regulations for those that own dogs that bite.

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    • Steven Hirzel ANCHORAGE, AK
      • over 3 years ago

      It is a shame that the military preaches equal opportunity and then discriminates against certain breeds/races of dogs! This is an outrage and needs to be repealed immediately! I hope that you can see how hypocritical and wrong this policy is. Thank you

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    • trinna pye PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      My stepson is a Captain in the Army and I have two Pitbulls. I think it is disgraceful that certain breeds are banned!

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