Sunday, March 22, 2009

Court rules Miami-Dade Pit Bull ban is uneforceable

The Animal Law Coalition reports that a judge has ruled that the Miami-Dade County pit bull ban is too vague to be enforced. Check out their post for details and I'll post more as it becomes available.

18 comments:

Taylor Loves said...

As I've stated in other blogs - this is awesome news in my mind.


These bans really bother me, but proper tracking of incidents and the relative ratio of Pit Bulls owns, vs attacks should show that it's only a small problem, not directly tied to the breed itself, but to bad owners in general. There should be laws, but not restriction on the breed because, like a lot of us out there, my sweet pit bull is the nicest dog - better than my two chihuahuas and NOT NEARLY as mean. They're all great though : )

There's a cute article on My.Arfie.com about sweet pit bulls - check it out http://my.arfie.com/profiles/blogs/pit-bulls-are-sweet-and-smart

Not a bad site if you like social stuff

tinyesha1 said...

I own a Pit as well. The moment someones finds out i have one they immmediatly think hes bad. but hes not. I tell everyone tht Pit needs to have strict training wen they r young. Most owners mess up wen they think they can treat it like a lab cuz labs r easily train. Pits need intense traing. ANd he doesnt go for other dogs lik these other ankle bitting dogs around here. I love my Pit :)

Pam & Steve Johanson said...

I am glad to see that there are folks challenging this ridiculous law! I am not an owner, but in all of my encounters with the breed, and similar breeds, I have always met well tempered dogs and responsible owners. When I was younger, it was the Rottweiler dog who was the "bad" dog, before this, the Doberman, and before this, the German Shepherd Dog.

I am from Baltimore originally and there was a lot of controversy about the Pits as well. When are people going to realize it is the upbringing, the breeding, and the actions of HUMANS who are at fault for any bad things a dog might do.

I have been attacked - but not seriously - by a few dogs in my life and none of them have been Pits or Bullys - one was some little furry mutt!

I am hoping that the ban is removed by the time I am planning on getting a dog because a Pit or Bully are high on my list of breeds of choice.

Kim said...

Oh, poor little sweet 150 Pit Bulls.
Yeh, right. It makes the rest of us out there who are smart enough not to buy that dam breed want to puke. Good luck. Everyone down here who has those things is considered a stupid redneck and no one likes them. Anyone who has children should stay away and they will without telling you in so many words. Have fun making sure they don't turn on your neighbor someday. I don't fell an ounce of care for a dog that could be deadly or turn on their own owners.
I hope you all take out a really good insurance policy for the "sweet" pit bulls.

grammii said...

Kim, you are showing your ignorance...

BellaDavila said...

Kim... have you ever actually owned a pit? As with any other dog, it depends on how you raise them. Never once did I have a problem with my pit when it came to my kids (at the time 2 and 5).

Juan said...

People really need to do their own research and not sit in front of the TV and believe everything they see or hear. Breeds are like human races. You have whites, Hispanics, Asian, African Americans and they all commit crimes. They are all under the same law. They are all raised or not by another human and depending on the upbringing of that individual determine the outcome. And sometimes it won’t even matter. They will turn on you just the same. Animals are the same way. People really need to do the research. It’s ridiculous how ignorant and unaware some of you are, but yet so quick to judge and comment.

Jack said...

Umm Kim,

REal Pit Bulls are not 150 pounds. Real ones are between 65-80 pounds. The problem is that there are other breeds out there that get mistaken for being a pit bull. the News media gets it wrong most of the time when they report a pit bull attack belive it or not . Matter of fact check out this website and see how well u can do in identifying a pit bull.

http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/findpit.html

Corey said...

Actually a real pit bull should NOT be over 60 pounds. Anyone who says different has no idea where the breed came from or specifics of the breed standard. And people like u KIM make me sick. U are an ignorant person that has no right to even speak out on something you obviously have no clue about. And to say such things about the people who own the breed is stereotypical and down right rude. My American pit bull terrier (I refuse to call them pit bulls because there are around 70 dogs labeled as such) Is the sweetest dog you would ever meet. He LOVES kids and would NEVER hurt someone. It is in there nature to love people, the ones that hurt people are NOT real American Pit Bull Terriers, or they have never been socialized. ANY dog is dangerous when it isnt socialized. U people are ridiculous.

gigi said...

This Message is for all those People that have no knowledge about the American Stafforshire breed aka pit bulls or their other terrier breed families.
1. Did You know that The Pit Bull was so respected in the early 1900's that the US Military chose an image of a Pit Bull to represent our country on war posters
2. Did You know The Pit Bull is the only dog to have ever graced the cover of Life Magazine three times.
3. Did You know Pit Bulls were also used in advertising campaigns
like Buster Brown Shoes.
4. Did You know Petey from the “Little Rascals” TV show was an American Pit Bull Terrier.
Do Not Condemned the breed if you do not have the proper information on these pets.

angel0304 said...

I am the proud owner of 2 very loving Staffordshire Bull Terriors. My 4 year old Red Nose is 84 lbs. He is one of the larger breeds. He has been well socialized, and is very well behaved. My 6 month old Brindle, is 50 lbs, and is the most loving puppy ever. My vet has said she is one of the best puppies they have ever met. They do not bark unless someone's at the door. When I open the door they stand at the door to make sure I am safe. When they see who it is they go on about there day. They were trained not to run out the front door. I can't even rent a house because of this crap. Insurence companies won't rent to a pitbull, rott, doby, german, dalmation, chow or akita owner. That's just some of the breeds. If we don't put a stop to this now, we will only be aloud to own those small little pain in the butt ankle bitters. They're mean and loud. I can't go to my mom's house without having her min pin jump all over me. My dogs don't do that. People need to be educated and research any breed of dog you own.

daisy said...

what i find truely disturbing is that pit bulls get a bad rap for being vicious but people who make them vicious such as Micael Vick are allowed to be roll models for children and be some hot shot makin millions. that man beat, tortured and killed those innocent loyal dogs..and he gets to live a hollywood lifestyle. we should be afraid of our society..thats whats freightening. we need a ban on stupid people not pitbulls!!

Daniela said...

What I find truly disturbing is the ignorance of the pitbull owners.
While it's true that any breed may bite, it bites and let's go. When a pit charges, it goes for the kill.
You'll live after a dog bite, but if a child or anyone else gets attacked by a pit, it's almost always fatal.

MrCante said...

http://realpitbull.com/

PitbullLover said...

hey kim kramer go fuck yourself have you even made contact with any form of bully breed dog, because if you have then youll find that with responsible owners they are prolly safer to have then most other dogs as long as there arent fuckin morons like you training them

NSA2977 said...

Yeah pit bulls can be trained and all nice and sweet. I've seen pit bulls lose control countless times and the owners always say, "Oh yeah he/she is such a sweetie he'll/she'll never hurt anyone." Wrong, they can be trained to sit and heel and all that stuff but they always lose control at some point...I've seen it way too many times

katygirl said...

As an lover to the extreme degree,and having worked at no kill shelters that always seem to end up with Pit Bulls as alast resort, I beg anyone considering owning these dogs to please ask yourself are you truly knowledgable about terrier breeds as a whole. Terriers from the smallest of size to the largest were bred as working,high energetic powerful dogs. They all need a purpose (working) a firm but loving hand to train and discipline them (NEVER PHYSICAL PUNISHMENT!)You must be the pack leader. Never trust terriers as a whole around small children or even smaller animals they can and will attack without being provoked it is their natural instinct to chase and take down whatever it's breed was bred for. Pit Bulls have been ruined as a whole the should not be owned by people that do not believe theirs would never attack.I have been trained how to approuch a dog that does not know me and help determine weather this dog is a danger to people or animals and to what degree and I can tell you at a no kill shelter a great deal have to be put down. I think license should be issued for certain breeds as well as mandatory owner training and restrictions for the well being of the breed. These dogs a very powerful and most all attacks are fatal or near fatal.Other terriers can also inflict harm put not to the extent of a Pit Bull so should they be banned No but they should be regulated and made so that only people willing to go through regulations and licensing to own them as well as a LARGE personal liability insurance policy to cover any possible injuries,this shows responsibility to own this powerful beautiful animal.

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