Five Damn Good Reasons to Vote Down Miami's Pit Bull Ban Today
Even if dozens of party primaries don't get your blood pressure up, there's one compelling ballot item that should drive you to the polls today: For the first time since 1989, Miamians have a chance to strike down one of the nation's dumbest laws. Dade's pit bull ban has got to go.
"This thing has got to go down today," says Dahlia Canes, the pit bull activist who's led the push to kill the legislation. Click through for the five biggest reasons you should punch YES to repeal the ban.
5. Everyone who knows anything about animals is against it
Here's what the American Veterinary Medical Association recently told the Miami Herald about pit bulls: "Controlled studies have not identified this breed group as disproportionately dangerous." They're joined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the South Florida Veterinary Medical Association, and the Humane Society in opposing pit bull bans. If that's not enough expert opinion, consider this:
4. PETA supports the ban
If the only group still standing behind a law is the same one that has compared dog breeders to Hitler and meat production to Jim Crow-era lynching, and routinely exploited the Holocaust to bully people into vegetarianism, you should oppose that law by definition.