Reverse Unfair Ban on ‘Aggressive’ Dog Breeds

Target: Jim Gray, Mayor of Lexington, Kentucky

Goal: Demand Kentucky town reverse recent ban on certain dog breeds.

Lexington, Kentucky has just banned ownership of certain dog breeds, which may force owners to give up their beloved pets. Breeds such as Great Danes, huskies, and the ever-maligned pit bull will no longer be welcome in the city, due to being seen as ‘aggressive’ regardless of the actual temperament of the dogs themselves.

For years, owners of these dog breeds have been forced to live with the stigma attached to their pets, despite growing proof that none of these dogs are the heartless killing machines the public makes them out to be. This holds especially true for pit bulls, who have been unfairly demonized over the past several years. Furthermore, the possibility of owners being forced to give up their cherished pets to placate the paranoid masses is unreasonable and cruel.

Just as no human being should be discriminated against based on the color of their skin or their ethnicity, no dog should be treated just as poorly based on their breed. We cannot let dog owners be deprived of their companions by the masses based on ridiculous misconceptions. Sign this petition to demand this ban be reversed immediately.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mayor Gray,

Lexington’s recent ban of Great Danes, huskies, Rottweilers, pit bulls, and other ‘aggressive’ dog breeds may force owners to say goodbye to their beloved pets. Despite growing evidence that these breeds are not the heartless killing machines the public claims they are, they continue to be slandered by public paranoia. This holds especially true for pit bulls, possibly the most unfairly demonized dog breed in existence.

A dog’s temperament is not defined by its breed. While concern over badly behaved and legitimately aggressive dogs is understandable, it is ridiculous to ban entire breeds based on the possible behavior of individual animals. Dogs do not deserve to be exiled and demonized based on their breed, and their owners should not be forced to give up their beloved pets. Reverse this ban now, and stop the spread of dangerous misconceptions about these dog breeds.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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10 Comments

  1. Derinda Nilsson says:

    This is so sad, and so wrong. People should be banned not certain breeds. Its people are the ones that are teaching dogs how to be aggressive. All breeds of dogs are naturally loving and sweet. Don’t be so cruel to these dogs and the people who love them.

  2. Bruce Mitchell Bruce Mitchell says:

    ‘…regardless of the actual temperament of the dogs themselves.’
    And regardless of the unbalanced energies of the owners.
    And regardless of the ignorance of humans of what dogs need,i.e. not realising dogs need instinctual dog things (e.g. see Cesar Millan) and not to be treated as mini-humans.

  3. Humans are to blame for a dog being aggressive in the first place.
    Lock up the scum and find loving homes for the dogs.

  4. jennifer miller says:

    GRAY,
    IMMEDIATELY REVERSE THE BAN ON SPECIFIC DOG BREEDS.BECOME CIVILISED AND EDUCATED.KENTUCKY HAS AN ATROCIOUS MOST HATED REPUTATION GLOBALLY AND IS KNOWN INTERNATIONALLY AS BEING ANIMAL UNFRIENDLY.

  5. HUMANS ARE MORE AGGRESSIVE THAN ANY ANIMAL ON EARTH, SHOULD WE BAN THEM?!

  6. Patricia Dumais says:

    Breed Specific Legislation does not address the cause – humans who do not properly train and care for their pets.

  7. just now here in Germany it is happening again….the discussion about so called fightingdogs… all the dogs that have a bigger mouth then others are on a list, every part of the country can fill this by themselves on a list and when 1 such dog is biting someone, then they find it right to put this dog down…I flew with my dogs for a long time from Holland to Germany, but now I do not know where to with my dog…..

  8. darin lingenfelter says:

    Good owners make great dogs– why dont they address the real issue?

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