Slaughter of the Pit Bulls
By Tonya Miller
Regarding the Aug. 17 Metro article, “Pr. George’s Ban on Pit Bulls Resists Tenacious Opposition”:
I read the article with sadness, because I well know the indifference of the Prince George’s County Council regarding this issue. I have worked with countless veterinarians and animal rights groups to get this law overturned.
The law was enacted after a series of attacks by pit bulls owned by people who did not properly care for or manage these animals. Nothing much happened to the owners, the dogs were euthanized and the law was passed.
What the council sanctioned then, and continues to support now, is the killing of a dog simply because it exists. There is no way for an owner to appeal a decision, because the dogs are typically euthanized immediately. They even euthanize three-week-old puppies. That is sickening.
While this law is said to have been enacted to protect public safety, the laws against staging dogfights in the county go unenforced. When I called to report such a dogfight in my neighborhood, the police told me it wasn’t their concern and did not respond.
What’s the difference between this senseless law and a dogfighting ring? In a dogfight, at least the dog has a chance at survival.
Do I think the law will be changed? No. Are there more pressing issues to be addressed? Of course. But does that mean the right thing shouldn’t be done?
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