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Target: Governor Martin O’Malley
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A recent ruling by the Maryland Court of Appeals has declared pit bulls and pit mixes inherently dangerous in Tracey v. Solesky and has left animal advocates and pit bull supporters worried about the future ramifications of the decision for pit bulls and their owners.
Before this ruling, all dogs had to bite once before being considered dangerous and victims of an attack who wanted to file a lawsuit had to prove that the dog’s owner or landlord knew the dog had a history of being dangerous. Now, anyone who wants to sue will only need prove that owners and landlords knew the dog was a pit bull or a pit mix and they will be financially responsible for injuries.
The ruling has caused a lot of upset. Owners are now worried that they will lose their homes, or won’t be able to move because of discrimination, while rescues and shelters are concerned about more pit bulls and pit mixes being abandoned and relinquished and that they will not be able to adopt them out because no one will want to assume the liability, which will lead to killing more innocent dogs.
Declaring a breed dangerous based solely on its looks with no regard for their actual disposition is not an effective approach in regards to controlling dogs’ behaviors within a community or improving safety. Please sign this petition asking Governor Martin O’Malley to introduce legislation to overturn this decision.
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