A few weeks ago, we posted the story of how new Miami Marlins pitcher, Mark Buehrle, and his family couldn’t move to his team’s hometown because of Miami-Dade County’s breed specific legislation.
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Tags: bill, BSL, bsl in florida, bull, florida, mcabsl, miami, organization, pbrc, rescue, session
When Florida’s legislative session got underway in January 2012, the Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation (MCABSL) was prepared: It was going to make a push to get two bills, Senate Bill 1322 and House Bill 997, passed that would overturn a ban on pit bulls that has been in place in Miami-Dade County since 1989. Pit bulls aren’t just restricted in the county, they are banned and anyone found to own a dog thought to be a pit bull faces a $500 fine and must remove the dog from the county. Breed-specific legislation is banned under Florida state law, but Miami-Dade’s ban was in place before the state prohibited it, so it’s the only county in Florida that has a pit bull ban in place.
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For whatever reason, California SB 250 — the mandatory spay/neuter bill — is no longer inactive. In fact, the Concerned Dog Owners of California report that an assembly vote could be as early as today. After years of hosting shot fairs, and in particular, Celebrate Your Pit Bull events, it is painfully clear that what works is community outreach and education