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Save Florida Dogs – Support Florida House Bill 997/Senate Bill 1322

0 Save Florida Dogs   Support Florida House Bill 997/Senate Bill 1322If you live in Florida, contact your legislator today by
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If you don’t live in Florida you can sign the petition, go to:

Because of an archaic exemption in state law, Miami-Dade County is the only county in the entire state permitted to engage in canine profiling. Florida state legislators Representative Carlos Trujillo and Senator Jim Norman are leading an effort, with the help of Best Friends, to right this injustice and to repeal the portion of the Florida statute that allows Miami-Dade to kill dogs simply because of their appearance. No other county in Florida is allowed such unmitigated power over people’s pets.

Last year, with help from you and other dog lovers in Florida, we were able to repeal the automatic dangerous dog classification that discriminated against any dog rescued in a dogfighting bust. Now it is time to put an end to ALL canine discrimination in Florida and make the Sunshine State a model of humane public policy.

Despite being over 20 years old, Miami’s canine profiling still causes the needless, senseless and unjustified confiscation and killing of hundreds of innocent dogs every year, proving that breed discrimination does not make communities safer, and is impossible to enforce. It’s also a waste of tax dollars. Nowhere else in Florida can certain breeds of dogs be summarily killed simply because of their appearance.

To correct this injustice, we need your help. Please reach out to your state legislator and urge him/her to support the repeal of Miami’s archaic and inhumane breed-discriminatory legislation (BDL). If you live in Miami, please ask your state legislators, in both the House and Senate, to co-sponsor the repeal bill that will remove Miami-Dade County’s exemption from the statewide BDL prohibition.

Your legislator needs to hear directly from you that you want to live in and be part of a safe, humane community and state. Tell your legislator that this problem has an easy solution: Support HB 997 and SB 1322.

By repealing the canine profiling provision, Miami-Dade will have the opportunity to embrace proven methods for building a safer, more humane community. We need YOU to help Best Friends save pets.

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19 Responses to “Save Florida Dogs – Support Florida House Bill 997/Senate Bill 1322”

  1. Tgavin62 says:

    @ rayamanelly, your … @ rayamanelly, your ignorance is apparent, and your obvious inability to voice a respectful opinion is non existent. There is no justification for you to verbally abuse someone and spew vulgar names. Your are entitled to your opinion but make it respectful, and you shall be heard.

    You don’t know either of these individuals, or how strongly they fight for this cause. Before you judge, take a moment to see what they have done for the breed. Perhaps if you put as much time understanding what it

  2. PhotoArtist1992 says:

    I love pitbulls.

    … I love pitbulls.

    And something i regonized is: We, the pitbull lovers, share love and harmony and respect.

    The other ones who are against pitbulls, they putting hate against everyone, dogs and humans. You can see/read it in their disrespectful behavior.

    So why does a part of people still believing to the hate instead of supporting the love?!

    Pitbulls are wonders. There are so full of love. Save the pits. Save the love.

  3. DeniShi says:

    sounds like some of … sounds like some of the hateful people here are the ones who deserve a bullet.

  4. rayamanelly says:

    They all deserve a … They all deserve a bullet. The all have a hidden trigger. Just because some cocky ball player and his girlfriend have not had an incident yet doesn’t erase years pitbull incidences.

  5. rayamanelly says:

    Dr.Slater pittbull, … Dr.Slater pittbull, “I had a dream that every pit bull will be judged on the content of his character and not by the color of his fur!”

  6. singlecamdude says:

    Do you know whats … Do you know whats the status of this legislator?

  7. pslevin1 says:

    My two dogs, Faith … My two dogs, Faith and Laura are very loving and social pets. They are pit bulls and we support the proposed legislation.

  8. bcmjpuz says:

    Thank You for … Thank You for setting an example. Thank You!

  9. SharonPitbullshirt says:

    Not only does this … Not only does this show the truly strong bond between pitties and their humans, but it also shows how these loyal, loving dogs enrich the lives of children. Thank you Mark and Jamie for fighting for your pitbull.
    And thank you, Jamie, for wearing one of our PITBULLSHIRT babydoll T-shirts. People like you inspire us…and we are proud to see you in it!

  10. CatStina says:

    BSL effects dogs … BSL effects dogs and people in more ways than you’d ever imagine. She is the reason I started advocating for Pit Bulls. The amazing personalities and beautiful natures of all Pit Bulls is the reason I continue and will never stop fighting for this breed!!

  11. CatStina says:

    I grew up in Miami … I grew up in Miami Dade County. It’s where I met my first Pit Bull and fell in love with the breed. Unfortunately, because her owner was paranoid she’d be seized by the police, that Pit Bull was never socialized with strangers. She was absolutely wonderful with people she knew, but strangers made her nervous. One day, she bit a stranger that cornered her and tried to pet her, she was PTS. Because of BSL, she never got to become the great dog she could have been and her life was cut short.

  12. loly5471 says:

    I have one at home … I have one at home the same way hiding him from the neighbors and I don’t think it’s fair he is such a sweetheart. I just moved to Dade County I used to live in Cape Coral and they are allowed. Unfortunately I had to move back and I’ve had him since he was 9 weeks now he is almost 2 years in April, but I desided I would risk it but never get ride of him. I hope we win this and they stop that stupid law.

  13. sellingmiamihomes says:

    I think Pit Bulls … I think Pit Bulls are the best bread that their is, they are so smart & loving they are amazing! I had one that lived nineteen years I always kept him busy swiming and playing always in fear that if the county saw him they would take him from me and kill him. He lived out his life with me but I always felt bad that I had to live in fear for his life and him not enjoying life past my home. I would love to raise another PITBULL free from opresion!!!!

  14. loly5471 says:

    How long do we have … How long do we have to get to the 5,000 signatures? I posted mine on face bookand my friends from Miami are all signing. I also have a Pitbull and I want him here with me, good luck for all of us!

  15. asimobry says:

    Brilliant the world … Brilliant the world needs more people like you, we are having the same trouble here in London I have 2 staffies and hate the way people cross the road or even walk in it rather than walk past our 2 doggies, keep up the great work

  16. 12swimmerfly says:

    Nicely done and … Nicely done and very well said!!! Thank you Jamie and Mark!!!

  17. mrkonaanok says:

    Nicely done guys! Nicely done guys!

  18. duckyjd says:

    Love it! Thanks … Love it! Thanks for all you are doing for dogs and families.

  19. petfriendly2 says:

    Pit bulls make … Pit bulls make wonderful family pets. Thanks for spreading this message, Jamie and Mark!

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