Don’t Allow Innocent Dogs to be Taken from Families and Euthanized

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Target: Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Goal: Do not allow police to seize well-behaved dogs, or for government officials to allow such dogs to be killed.

Police are allowed to seize dogs that look like pit bulls, even when the dogs display a gentle temperament. It is important that this law be changed in order to save innocent animals from being euthanized.

Recently, police seized a dog from a little girl who struggles with autism, even though the animal had never shown any signs of aggression. In fact, the dog helps Maddison to keep calm and even alerts her mom whenever she has a problem.

Luckily, the dog was eventually returned after going through a series of behavioral tests. Unfortunately, the police are still able to legally take away innocent dogs from owners because of a law known as the Dangerous Dog Act, which allows any dog that looks like a pit bull to be seized. Just as bad, the seized animal is euthanized if the courts decide the animal should not remain with its family.

Demand this ridiculous law be changed. Responsible owners and well-behaved dogs don’t deserve to be unjustly punished.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prime Minister May,

Police are currently legally allowed to seize dogs that look like pit bulls from their owners under the Dangerous Dog Act. If a dog does not show aggression towards others in society, there is no good reason why an animal should be taken from its owner.

In reference, a dog was recently taken away from a little girl who has autism. Thankfully, the dog was eventually returned. However, because of this law, a little girl who struggles on a daily basis was forced to live without her life-saving companion for 19 days.

While a law may be needed that allows for dangerous dogs to be seized, police should not be allowed to take away a dog simply because it looks like a pit bull. Furthermore, if the dog is well-behaved, a family should not have to deal with severe mental anguish, while the courts take their time deciding whether or not the dog should live.

It is for these reasons that I urge you to do everything in your power to make sure that this law is either amended or repealed. There are already countless numbers of dogs euthanized in the United Kingdom every year; killing more innocent animals is simply unconscionable.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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86 Comments

  1. Bridgette Tannehill says:

    What a ridiculous thing to do. Does that mean if a person with blue eyes kills someone that all blue eyed people should be put in jail?

    • Margaret Melnick says:

      No but when 1 stupid ass of politician can’t use their brain he should be thrown in jail and all other stupid politician should be put in with him. Some people are so stupid they shouldn’t be allowed out in society.You can’t classify one breed of dog no more than you can classify one nationality. All people and animals are individuals. In fact most aggressive animals are the fault of humans. I got a large German Shepherd they were getting rid of because he bit everyone. I took him home got rid of his flea’s and worms and had him for 10 yrs. Surprise from the time I got him and made him one of the family he never bit anyone. He was just one big love bug even with my 2 yr old grandson.

  2. Kathie Jones says:

    What is wrong with you people? Not educated? An animal is a product of his upbringing. An animal is only dangerous if he/she has been “taught” aggression. Stop blaming the breed; blame & punish the dog fight ringleaders & Psychopaths who create the problem!!

  3. Mrs H.P. Divov says:

    Typical knee jerk reaction and ridiculous.
    If you must, get a court order to have the dog sterilized.

  4. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared❗️?

  5. Karen Remnant says:

    Its owners who cause the problems not the breed!

  6. Waltraud Usahanun says:

    Stop & pursue this deformity – instantly!

    Not humane than barbaric, really stupid and worthless criminal and ignorant ASSHOLES, which should be caged for their whole lives! Or not?

    THE DEVIL SHOULD TAKE ALL RESPONSIBLE PERSONS AWAY – ONCE FOR ALL !

    ALL OF THAT INHUMANE MUD AND RESPONSIBLE NONPERSONS ARE ONLY SENSELESS FOR ALL OTHER TERRESTRIALS – NOT DESERVES TO LIVE WITHIN CIVILIZED SOCIETIES IN OUR ALL WORLD !

  7. BAN THE DEED NOT THE GREAT BREED NOW.

  8. Christi-Ane Vanhoutte says:

    We can judge the heart of a civilization by his treatment of animals-
    Immanual Kant

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