Parma, Ohio: Dogs Need Your Help! Join the Effort

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Parma, Ohio: Dogs Need Your Help! Join the Effort

Update—May 8, 2019: While we are disappointed that Issue 10 lost by a razor thin margin of 21 votes, it is clear that Parma is very close to repealing its unpopular ban and we have faith that voters throughout Ohio will ultimately renounce breed bans in favor of commonsense dog safety laws. We are grateful to the dedicated community leaders and advocates who spent weeks going door-to-door – sometimes in the pouring rain – to urge voters in Parma to overturn this discriminatory policy that harms more than it helps. 


Over three decades ago, the City of Parma passed a law banning all pit bulls. But on Tuesday, May 7, you will have a historic opportunity to overturn that ban by voting YES on Issue 10.

Parma’s law bans city residents from owning pit bulls, which the city defines as the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the Bull Terrier, as well as any dog that is mixed with any of the breeds listed above.

Historically, this kind of breed-specific legislation ("BSL") has proven ineffective and costly to enforce. Following a thorough study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared its strong opposition to BSL, citing the difficulty in identifying dog breeds and the inaccuracy of dog bite data.

Voting YES on Issue 10 will restore the rights of Parma citizens to choose which animal they deem best for their family and will do away with a law that has had a negative impact on dogs, people and public safety.

Thank you, Parma!

 

Paid for by The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and not authorized by any ballot issue committee.

Update—May 8, 2019: While we are disappointed that Issue 10 lost by a razor thin margin of 21 votes, it is clear that Parma is very close to repealing its unpopular ban and we have faith that voters throughout Ohio will ultimately renounce breed bans in favor of commonsense dog safety laws. We are grateful to the dedicated community leaders and advocates who spent weeks going door-to-door – sometimes in the pouring rain – to urge voters in Parma to overturn this discriminatory policy that harms more than it helps. 

Over three decades ago, the City of Parma passed a law banning all pit bulls. But on Tuesday, May 7, you will have a historic opportunity to overturn that ban by voting YES on Issue 10.

Parma’s law bans city residents from owning pit bulls, which the city defines as the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the Bull Terrier, as well as any dog that is mixed with any of the breeds listed above.

Historically, this kind of breed-specific legislation ("BSL") has proven ineffective and costly to enforce. Following a thorough study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared its strong opposition to BSL, citing the difficulty in identifying dog breeds and the inaccuracy of dog bite data.

Voting YES on Issue 10 will restore the rights of Parma citizens to choose which animal they deem best for their family and will do away with a law that has had a negative impact on dogs, people and public safety.

Thank you, Parma!

Paid for by The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and not authorized by any ballot issue committee.

Update—May 8, 2019: While we are disappointed that Issue 10 lost by a razor thin margin of 21 votes, it is clear that Parma is very close to repealing its unpopular ban and we have faith that voters throughout Ohio will ultimately renounce breed bans in favor of commonsense dog safety laws. We want to thank all the dedicated community leaders and advocates who spent weeks going door-to-door to urge voters in Parma to overturn this discriminatory policy that harms more than it helps. 
 

Over three decades ago, the City of Parma passed a law banning all pit bulls. But on Tuesday, May 7, you will have a historic opportunity to overturn that ban by voting YES on Issue 10.

Parma’s law bans city residents from owning pit bulls, which the city defines as the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the Bull Terrier, as well as any dog that is mixed with any of the breeds listed above.

Historically, this kind of breed-specific legislation ("BSL") has proven ineffective and costly to enforce. Following a thorough study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared its strong opposition to BSL, citing the difficulty in identifying dog breeds and the inaccuracy of dog bite data.

Voting YES on Issue 10 will restore the rights of Parma citizens to choose which animal they deem best for their family and will do away with a law that has had a negative impact on dogs, people and public safety.

Thank you, Parma!

Paid for by The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and not authorized by any ballot issue committee.

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