Target: Animal lawyer, Adam P. Karp
Goal: Support lawyer who’s challenging bans against certain dog breeds as unconstitutional.
One animal lawyer is taking a stand against dog breed discrimination by declaring that banning a certain breed is unconstitutional and is fighting for dog equality. If you live anywhere in the United States, you are aware that pit bull breeds are unfairly feared and discriminated against in many places. Numerous apartment buildings across the country ban residents from owning pit bull breeds and some cities do not allow the breed within city limits.
Some cities in the United States have given law enforcement the authority to enter a person’s home to seize an “aggressive breed” or a dog that looks like a pit bull. Legislation such as this is too often vague and contains definitional defects, meaning that bans are not clear about what constitutes an “aggressive breed” or pit bull. In short, dogs that look like a pit bull due to a genetic defect or surgical alteration, but are indeed not actually one of the five breeds classified as a pit bull, may still be discriminated against. There is also no clear language in terms of how a dog may be identified as a pit bull, whether it be visually or confirmed breed in a document.
Animal lawyer Adam P. Karp is highlighting these inconsistencies in breed ban legislation in order to put an end to unfair discrimination. He currently represents Idaho, Washington and Oregon. Applaud Karp for standing up for pit bull breeds and attempting to put an end to unfair breed bans.
Dear Mr. Karp,
You are fighting to end breed discrimination in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, and for this I commend you. It is not easy to undo much of the hate and lies that are associated with pit bull breeds in the United States. But the fact of the matter is that the claims made against the characters of pit bull breeds are unfounded. Finding clear historical documentation of pit bulls being more aggressive than any other breed is impossible because that documentation does not exist.
Pit bull breeds are not more aggressive than any other dog breed. This is understood by many who either own, work with or are associated with the breed in some way. More often than not pit bulls are extremely loving and docile to all people that they meet.
Thank you for standing up and fighting against unfair discrimination laws. Pit bulls deserve love and understanding, not hate and discrimination.
[Your Name Here]
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