Salem Massachusetts Proposed BSL sign now

Dear Councilor-At Large, Tom Furey,

This letter/petition is in response to the pending legislation in your jurisdiction, in Salem, Massachusetts, regarding the possibility of regulating potentially dangerous or vicious dogs, by means of Breed Specific Legislation.

We, the undersigned, are opposed to B.S.L., because as responsible owners, we realize that all dogs, of any breed can become " dangerous", or "vicious", under mitigating circumstances. Any animal can become a potential risk to humanity, when it is not properly trained, socialized or confined.

The pending legislation is motivated due to lack of education regarding pit bulls.
* In the American Temperament Test Society, the Pitbull scored higher than average, with an 83.4 \% pass rate.

*According to the American Canine Foundation. pitbulls have a bite rate lower than most other breeds

*According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fatal attacks "represents only a small proportion of dog bite injuries to humans, and therefore, should not be then Primary factor driving public policy concerning dangerous breeds."

*The city of Salem has a Dangerous Dog Law and that needs to be strongly enforced.

*The ones who will be effected by this will be law abiding citizens.

We ask the Salem council to reject the pending legislation.

We ask, that an appropriate policy of, "Dangerous Dog Laws" be strengthened and upheld, instead of targeting a specific breed.

We urge you to realize that the legislation you may propose will not only be unfair for responsible citizens, but it will only address the wrong problem. Enacting this proposal only hurts the law abiding, responsible owners. It will do nothing to stop the irresponsible ones who refuse to obey the laws that already exist.

We hope that the pending subject of Breed Specific Legislation, in Salem, Massachusetts never becomes imposed, and thereby becomes a law. We care deeply, because if B.S.L. is enacted every one loses!

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Latest Signatures

  • 10 November 2015100. Clifton G
    Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) only hurts the responsable law abiding people who own this great breed of dog. The irresponsable owners are the ones who should be held accountable for their actions not the dogs. There is a very large group of people in M
  • 03 October 201599. Joseph D
    i love my pitbull!!
  • 19 September 201598. Susan V
    I support this petition
  • 07 June 201597. Lindsay S
    I support this petition
  • 11 May 201596. Frank P
    I support this petition
  • 30 January 201595. Michael S
    Punish the deed not the Breed
  • 25 December 201494. Donna M
    I support this petition
  • 26 November 201493. Lonney Biddlej
    I support this petition
  • 22 October 201492. William R
    I support this petition
  • 18 August 201491. Judy Stuart
    BSL is unreasonable and discriminatory
  • 28 April 201490. Kerrie D
    punish the deed, NOT the breed
  • 15 February 201489. Dylan Gl
    I have had pit bulls all my life and could'nt ask for a better dog. More strict penalties for dog owners, not the dogs.
  • 06 February 201488. Debra Annw
    I support this petition
  • 14 January 201487. Barbara R
    I support this petition
  • 11 January 201486. Reagan R
    I support this petition
  • 01 January 201485. Kayla W
    I support this petition
  • 29 December 201384. Don K
    I support this petition
  • 25 November 201383. Renee T
    written by Cheri Graves: Our laws must be written for we human beings. Laws must be reasonable. Animals must not be criminalized under laws that are intended to protect human rights, and to control human behaviors. It is unreasonable to write animal behav
  • 20 November 201382. April Simmons
    I support this petition
  • 02 November 201381. Sonya B
    I support this petition
  • 02 August 201380. Lori M
    Punish the Deed NOT the Breed!!! BSL is unfair to the responisable dog owners!!
  • 19 July 201379. Lindsay B
    It is ironic that the city whose name relates to the "witch trials" of old is now coming after my breed with torch and pitchfork.
  • 17 July 201378. Justin B
    My pitbull will lick you in the face, nugga.
  • 02 July 201377. Susan H
  • 27 December 201276. C O
    I support this petition
  • 15 October 201275. Zoi Atkinson
    I support this petition
  • 11 July 201274. Leonard El
    I support this petition

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