Don’t Allow Innocent Dogs to be Taken from Families and Euthanized

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Target: Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Goal: Do not allow police to seize well-behaved dogs, or for government officials to allow such dogs to be killed.

Police are allowed to seize dogs that look like pit bulls, even when the dogs display a gentle temperament. It is important that this law be changed in order to save innocent animals from being euthanized.

Recently, police seized a dog from a little girl who struggles with autism, even though the animal had never shown any signs of aggression. In fact, the dog helps Maddison to keep calm and even alerts her mom whenever she has a problem.

Luckily, the dog was eventually returned after going through a series of behavioral tests. Unfortunately, the police are still able to legally take away innocent dogs from owners because of a law known as the Dangerous Dog Act, which allows any dog that looks like a pit bull to be seized. Just as bad, the seized animal is euthanized if the courts decide the animal should not remain with its family.

Demand this ridiculous law be changed. Responsible owners and well-behaved dogs don’t deserve to be unjustly punished.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prime Minister May,

Police are currently legally allowed to seize dogs that look like pit bulls from their owners under the Dangerous Dog Act. If a dog does not show aggression towards others in society, there is no good reason why an animal should be taken from its owner.

In reference, a dog was recently taken away from a little girl who has autism. Thankfully, the dog was eventually returned. However, because of this law, a little girl who struggles on a daily basis was forced to live without her life-saving companion for 19 days.

While a law may be needed that allows for dangerous dogs to be seized, police should not be allowed to take away a dog simply because it looks like a pit bull. Furthermore, if the dog is well-behaved, a family should not have to deal with severe mental anguish, while the courts take their time deciding whether or not the dog should live.

It is for these reasons that I urge you to do everything in your power to make sure that this law is either amended or repealed. There are already countless numbers of dogs euthanized in the United Kingdom every year; killing more innocent animals is simply unconscionable.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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8 Comments

  1. end the breed restriction on great family members now.

  2. Please stop judging pitbulls just because everyone thinks they are all bad. I had one and he was the most gentle dog with all children and other animals. It’s how they are raised. If you treat them good they are really great pets. Very loyal dogs.

  3. End dog breed restrictions! Now!

  4. Punishing innocents is never the right answer to a problem. The problem isn’t the dogs is the bad owners, media calling for witch hunts, ignorant officials passing bans & sheep law enforcement.

  5. I am fed up with stupid discrimination of poor defenceless dogs.Become civilised.

  6. Kristin Peterson says:

    Breed restrictions need to end!
    The dangerous dog act needs to end!
    No dog is born aggressive, its ignorant owners who turn them aggressive.
    Punish the owners, not the dogs.

  7. All animals are born innocent ots people that are the problem, punish aggressive people and there wont be nasty animals..

  8. I am fed up with this in America too. Shelby Corker is going on trial in Texas this week for Dog Theft. She allegedly ‘found’ a dog but oddly would not return it to owner and police. Tired of thieves.

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