Dogs are being killed because of what breed they are. Any incident involving a dog harming a human should be dealt with on an individual basis, not by killing off an entire breed .The government should find a way to monitor owners instead of killing innocent dogs and placing restrictions on dogs that have caused no harm. Blame the deed not the breed. My dog Lola was seized by the police and removed from her family. The police agreed that she is a gentle , well balanced dog, however, because they assessed her with a tape measure, she has been labelled Pitbull “type”. She has to be muzzled and kept on a lead, no more freedom to run and play. Families and dogs are being traumatised by this 28 year , unfair law. The law discriminates dogs on their body shape and not their temperament. I am asking for the law to be changed to protect the public from dangerous and out of control vicious dogs, for them to be assessed on temperament, not their body measurements!Read more
Anita mehdiMarton-in-Cleveland, ENG, United Kingdom
these breeds as a whole are dangerous dogs.
With this petition, I aim to take down Breed Specific places that any other dog should be allowed to.
Breed Specific Legislation is really discriminationRead more
Breed specific legislation unfairly targets dogs of specific breeds as aggressive or dangerous breed specific legislation often miss out on socialization opportunities, exercise, and proper vet careRead more
The national trend is moving steadily away from breed-specific legislation (BSL) and toward breed restricts the keeping of dogs of specific breeds, dogs presumed to be specific breeds, mixes of specific breeds, and/or dogs presumed to be mixes of specific breeds.
The trend reflects a growingRead more
Under the Theft Act, animal companions are legally regarded as inanimate objects when stolen. Stolen pets come under theft offences such as burglary or theft from a person. Sentencing is dependent on the monetary value of the stolen animal (under or above £500), and the crime is treated as a category 3 (fine to 2 years in custody) or 4 offence (fine to 36 weeks in custody) in magistrates court.
We need to change this. After personally experiencing an attempted theft of our little puppy, Rudie, we’re passionate to get suspects reprimanded for their actions and get higher sentencing - as are all the dog walkers and owners of the Hackney area.
This September, a man attempted to steal our little Rudie while we were walking him (on the lead!). He came up from behind and tried to scoop him up in a plastic bag. If it wasn’t for my partner being vigilant and realising what was happening, our situation would be very, very different.
The outpouring on social media about our story has been astounding - and not only from people in our area. It’s clear this is a nationwide problem. Since puppy prices have sky rocketed since COVID-19 lockdown, dog theft crimes have shot up. From snatching while on a dog walk, to stealing dogs from their homes, there needs to be harsher sentences to stop this from happening. Having spoken to dog owners and walkers in our community, it’s evident that we’re scared to walk our dogs, to enjoy all our local parks, to let our dogs off the lead - this is not okay. We don’t want to live in fear that our furry friend might be stolen.
Dogs are not a possession. They are so much more than a handbag, a laptop, an iPad - they’re our family. If you agree, please sign this petition and help us get justice for our dogs! Read more
All too often towns/cities/counties ban specific breeds of dog labeling them as "dangerous" and not from listing certain breeds of dogs as "not allowed."
Instead of having breed specific legislation bite. Dog bites are not breed specific. Its time to start cracking down on "bad owners" and individualRead more
specific criminal offence.
Some police forces are recording dog thefts as a petty crime, there is pet theft a specific crime will make it possible for us to crack down on these heartless crooksRead more