Broward County Pit Bulls Won't Be Banned, Sharief Now Says

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"I disagree with that science," she said. "We've done considerable research on this, and we've found [pit bulls] have a more aggressive nature. It's due to the fact that they have a tendency to kill small things. Pit bulls don't just go after something to harm it; they go after it to kill it." In October 2011, two children were attacked by pit bulls in Deerfield Beach. Then in May of last year, a pit bull mauled a 77-year-old man in Miramar.

Sharief expressed a degree of frustration over the community's reaction to her proposal. She said she's been talking about such legislation "for years" and has conducted numerous meetings to gain local support and advise.

"And the people sending us these email chains -- where were they when we were asking for support?"

She encouraged impassioned owners and detractors to come to attend their commission meeting tonight.

"Maybe if they come," she said, "they can help us craft some type of rule to help stop the pit bulls from fighting in our area and to stop the biting."

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jesred
jesred

Good job Broward County / South FLorida on speaking Up and Coming Together Fast!!! Proud to be a resident of the Fort again!

bestuvall
bestuvall

I disagree with science.. well now that says it all ..

grizzily
grizzily

Makes it seem all the more like a publicity stunt, playing to alliance of closet racists and ignoramuses who hate 'pit bulls', but she initially underestimated the blow back from sensible people, so now she's going to water it down.  But what evidence is there that the state legislature would seriously entertain giving Broward an exception to the state anti-BSL law, either in the original or watered down form? None, AFAIK. 

joemamma
joemamma

its not the dog, its the owner.  -well then lets fine and jail the owner for attacks.  


this seems about like the same as assault weapons.  


smdrpepper
smdrpepper topcommenter

Pits are not any more aggressive than any other breed of dog, they just get more press when they get aggressive because they are scary looking.  You are MUCH more likely to be attacked by those small lapdogs, but no one mentions those attacks. 

apacheco2005
apacheco2005

and not just pitbull community has spoken but people with common sense and who own other breeds of dogs

pascalefmoffet
pascalefmoffet

so are you saying Miami is only full of ignorant racists?  The public just voted to uphold the ban.  

The public is against these animals.  The public is sensible and fears for their safety.  They are terrified of pit bull owners and their dogs - both are terrifying and unstable.  there isnt any county in the USA where the public wouldnt vote to ban these death machines.

pascalefmoffet
pascalefmoffet

@joemamma I agree.  you should have to serve time for assault with a deadly weapon, and murder if the victim dies due to your animal's attack

pascalefmoffet
pascalefmoffet

@apacheco2005 not true.  people, especially with other breeds of dogs, hate pit bulls. They are bred to kill dogs, and we are sick of your beast's aggression at the dog park and in our neighborhoods

onlywic
onlywic

@gatita_bonita_sensua glad to speak against those who want to ban pitt-bulls   It is the owners fault that the pits are out of control....If they would be more responsible , the media and governments wouldnt be this way....It is the humans that own the pit-bulls  that is at fault not the breed of dog.......................

apacheco2005
apacheco2005

@pascalefmoffet @apacheco2005 


my dog is a German shepherd and ive seen more little accessory dogs attack her than large breeds. if a dog is violent than simple fix dont bring it to the dog park

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