Stop The Pit Bull Breed Ban - Independence, MO

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WHEREAS

Aggressive dogs are found among any breed or crossbreed;
and

Breed specific legislation and breed bans are not effective solutions to the problem of dog attacks; and
The problem of dog attacks is best dealt with through a comprehensive program of education, training and legislation encouraging responsible ownership of all breeds;

WE the undersigned petition the City Council of Independence, MO to refrain from enacting provincial animal control legislation that is breed-specific, and instead implement a comprehensive bite prevention strategy that encourages responsible ownership of all breeds.

218 Signatures

  • Becky D
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 17311 East 40 Hwy 64055
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • It's all about the dog, not the breed. Punish the irresponsible dog owners, not all dog owners.
  • Laura L
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 202 E. Short Independence MO
  • Paula C
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 1021 N Spring, Indep MO 64050
  • Charlie B
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 725 N. Downey Ct. 64056
  • Roger W. G
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 17309 E 50th St. Ct S., Independence, MO 64055
  • Victor E. Bragg, J
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 2930 S. Hall Avenue
  • Veronique C
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 64052
  • Andrea O
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 4001 S Cedar Crest Dr. Independence, MO 64055
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • No Breed Specific Legislation please!
  • susan h
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 27028
  • stehanie j. s
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 10704 e 29 th st independence mo 64052
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • no one breed should be bann its unconstitutional and against our freedom of choice!!!!!
  • Nate R
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 17311 E.40hwy lot b47 64055
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • Not all dogs are mean
  • Megan E
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 823 s marion independence, mo 64052
  • Chad A
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 1916 n salem drive 64058
  • Cary T
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 1805 S. Scott Independence, MO 64052
  • Gail R. G
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 400 N Rogers, Independence, MO 64050
  • Cynthia J
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 9724 Winner Road 64052
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • There are many responsible owners of sweet pets. They should be allowed to keep them.
  • Sara P
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 3312 S. Hocker 64055
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • I don't believe dogs should be punished for the behaviors that owners teach them. Punish the people, not the animals.
  • Jana C
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 1804 Ethan Ln 64058
  • Deanna I
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 400 N. Rogers Indep.,MO 64050
  • Joshua G
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 503 N. Rogers, Independence, MO 64050
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • В
  • Michael D G
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 400 N Rogers Independence Mo 64050
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • Not breed specific
  • Cara F
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 16908 E 43rd St S
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • People are responsible not dogs
  • Alan F
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 64050
  • Robert G
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 64050
  • Carol G
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 402 E 3rd Dr S 64050
  • pat h
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 1537 dickinson rd.
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • blame the unresponsable owner
  • Pamela L C
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 1308 w Scott Pl Indep. Mo.64052
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • My husband has had a pit for 10 yrs(from birth)and she is the sweetest thing i have ever seen, at first when i met her i was taken over with my sceptical thoughts but she proved me wronge,she's a doll.His fami8ly as well has them and I say the same for those dogs.The only problem is the people who raise them mean w/ no dicipline or control,thats who should be punished.Animals have rights just cannot defend them as we can.
  • Lori S
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 3617 S. Pleasant, 64055
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • My son was attacked by a Chow but there is no ban on them. Any dog will attack if he feels threatened, just like a person will.
  • Zachary B. L
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 1805 S. Scott Ave Independence, MO 64052
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • Please get all the facts before making a hasty decision.
  • Michael E
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 4100 S Jackson Dr Apt 102 64057
  • Brenden G
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 202 e short Independence MO
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • we need to consider other options besides banning a breed
  • Keith U
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 19501 E. 5th Terrace Ct N.
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • Banning will not resolve the issue. People will just do it anyway like they do with so many other laws. Why not have required classes to train the owner, require home owners insurance to cover the dogs actions, then make a law that states if your dog assults someone you pay the bill and go to jail. I'm sure people will listen to a $5000.00 fine and 6 months in jail MIN for the first assult and multiplied for each assult afterwards. We discussed this in the 70's with the doberman and before that it was the German Shepard.
  • Barbara M
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • Independence MO 64050
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • its not the breed its the owner we should kill all the bad owner and save the breed
  • mrs patti h
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • independence MO
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • its not the breed that is bad its the way that the ownes train the animal
  • jessica p
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • independence mo
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • my dogs are my kids this is like telling me to put a child to death
  • aaron g
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 1916 S norwood Ave independence,MO 64052
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • how many people get bit by dogs ever day that the dogs aren't pit bulls but we don't here about those cases
  • David B
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 2112 Calumet Dr. 64057
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • Don't hate the breed hate the deed!
  • Kandi B
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 2112 Calumet Dr. 64057
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • Dont hate the breed hate the deed!
  • Misty M. W
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 1323 S. Dodgion Ave. Indep. Mo 64055
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • Any breed may be violent. I have been to people's houses with small, small dogs that will come up and attack your feet. You should punish the deed, not the breed! Not all pits are mean, just like all other dogs aren't.
  • Maria M
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 2400 S. Sterling Ave. 64052
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • It's too easy for uninformed people to make snap decisions that affect all of us, and equally uniformed people will follow them. You can't let fear make your decisions. Someone afraid of only one breed of dog, will walk blindly into the path of a rabid wolf in Lassie's clothing And that's not the person I want to follow. With a little education on Pit bulls (as well as other dogs and current statistics), these people will be surprised at what they find! I implore them to pick up a book, browse the net or visit the American Canine Foundation.
  • Henry M
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 2400 S. Sterling Ave. 64052
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • You can't "ban" a dog and say "Now everything will be OK". What that does is rip innocent, loving pets from their homes and families and leaves the reckless pet owners to roam free. Fix the problem at the "source", and enforce the laws we already have for a change.
  • David H
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 15700 e independence ave
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • Punish the deed, not the breed!
  • Becky D
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 64055
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • if we start banning breeds of dogs then we need to ban muslims because they are all terrorists, and caucasions because they are drug dealers and african americans because they are thieves and catholics because they are child molesters, and homosexuals because they all have AIDS. Stereotyping is wrong no matter who you are talking about!
  • frank d
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 64055
  • justin
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 64055
  • Andy H
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 11700 E 32 St 64052
  • TONI J
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 17912 E CHEYENNE DR 64056
  • Leetice W
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 64055
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • Make responsible owners its not the dogs fault they aren't raised with love and kindness
  • Shannon H
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 936 S. Pope, 64050
    • Comments (Please refrain from derogatory remarks.)
    • Choose laws that reward responsible dog owners and punish the irresponsible.
  • Jennifer F
    • Address, Zip Code (Residents of Indep.,MO only please)
    • 709 Cheyenne Dr, 64056