Sign petition to boycott Denver, Colorado
because of BSL:
In honor of Forrest and all dogs in Denver facing breed
, We the undersigned
make Denver this promise: We will keep our dollars out of
Denver until the repeal of your breed ban ordinance [sec 8-55
As a misguided public safety measure, Denver's breed ban mandates
the confiscation and killing of any dog fitting the description of a
"pit bull" or a mixed breed dog having the physical characteristics
of a "pit bull." Since May 2005, Denver has ordered and
carried out the killing of more than 1,700 dogs merely because they
were, or looked like, a "pit bull."
Even friendly, non-aggressive family dogs, like Forrest,
belonging to the McGahey family, do not escape Denver's death
warrant. When Denver Animal Control picked up Forrest, a lost dog
from Adams County (borders Denver city limits) in July 2008, Chris
McGahey was forced to hire an attorney to keep Denver from killing
his dog. Forrest was incarcerated at the shelter for two months
while Chris and his attorney Karen Breslin did everything possible
to secure the release of Forrest. Pleading for Forrest's return,
Chris promised to move to Ft Collins (57 miles north of Denver), pay
any fines, and never again visit the city of Denver.
Not good enough for Denver.
After a loud public outcry barraged city officials with letters
and phone calls, Forrest was kicked out of Colorado and surrendered
to a rescue organization in St Louis, MO. Denver ordered that
Forrest NOT be adopted back to his real family (Stray Dog Rescue, MO
confirmed this and must now put Forrest up for adoption). Not
only has Denver punished Chris by shipping his beloved dog out of
state, Chris is now facing criminal charges against him for
violating the breed ban ordinance - punishable by a $5,000 fine and
possible jail time. Unbelievable!
Dear City Council members,
You have terrorized dog owners living in Denver and traveling
through your fine city long enough. Until you repeal your breed ban
and replace it with responsible legislation that will rightly punish
irresponsible dog owners in possession of dangerous dogs -
regardless of breed - you can look forward to a drop in tourism
and fewer home buyers. We expect you will respond to
complaints from the travel industry and Denver business owners since
you have ignored the voices of outraged dog owners and numerous
animal welfare organizations who have spoken out against breed bans
and other breed discriminatory laws.
Never in Denver Boycott: Freedom loving
Americans together with our fellow global allies have promised not
to spend a single dollar in Denver. No vacations. No homes. No
Shopping. Can you hear that Denver?
Join an aggressive, grassroots movement to stop the establishment
of breed restrictive policies that are taking over our country at http://www.roverlution.org/.
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