Miami-Dade County has banned residents from owning pit bulls for more than 25 years, and voters reaffirmed the ban in 2012 with an overwhelming 63 percent vote. Despite controversy surrounding the law, politicians and citizens alike have time and time again shown that Miami is comfortable with breed-specific legalization regarding dogs.
Photo by Masaharu Takemori via Wikimedia Commons Yorkshire terrier
But with all controversial laws, it is up to us to continually reevaluate them and wonder if they perhaps go too far or not far enough. The time has come for us to ask these hard questions about breed-specific dog bans in Miami. More specifically: Are we banning enough types of dog breeds?
The answer is no. It is time to consider banning the Yorkshire terrier, a yappy hellbeast that has ravaged the citizens of this county and muddied our quality of life far too long.More »