#Animal Rights
United States of America

Please! Help me make it legal to own a pit bull in the City of Addison, IL!

Pit bulls are one of the greatest dogs you could ever want! They are sweet, smart, loving, gentle, and most of all, NOT human aggressive!

Don't punish the breed, punish the deed!

According to studies, you are more likely to get attacked by a Collie (Lassie dog) then by a pit bull.

Don't judge a dog by it's looks! After all, how would you like it if the government decided to ban YOUR dog? Wouldn't you do anything to fight a law like that? Please help me rid Addison of the Pit Bull ban.

Thank you so much!

Here is a copy of the Addison village ordinance reguarding pitbulls:

"Sec. 4-27. Keeping of Dangerous, Vicious, or Wild/Feral Animals or Fowl. [back to top]

No person, business association, or corporation may keep any dangerous or vicious animals, which include (a) any animal that poses a danger or hazard to humans; (b) any lion, tiger, leopard, ocelot, jaguar, cheetah, margay, mountain lion, Canada lynx, bobcat, jaguarundi, hyena or coyote, wolf or any part breed or full bred American Stafford terrier, bull terrier, American pit bull terrier, bull terrier or Staffordshire bull terrier (commonly known as a pit bull);(c) certain primates, (i.e. monkeys, chimpanzees, or gorillas); (d) reptiles, including constricting or poisonous snakes (such as pythons and boa constrictors), venomous snakes or lizards (such as cobras, rattlesnakes and water moccasins or Gila monsters), any other species of snake or lizard exceeding two feet in length, or reptiles in the alligator/crocodile family; (e) bears, horses/ponies, sheep, poisonous insects, wild pigs, hunting birds (i.e., falcons, hawks), goats, fox, skunks, raccoons, opossums; (f) spiders, tarantulas or other insects; or (g) any other type of animal or fowl (chickens, ducks, geese, guinea hens, pigeons or similar fowl), which is generally classified as an undomesticated animal or fowl (even though some individual members may be domesticated with proper training) or any other nontraditional domesticated animal or fowl in any place other than a properly maintained zoological park, circus, scientific or educational institution, research laboratory, veterinary hospital or animal refuge. (Ord. 85-35, 93-55, 02-37, 04-40)"

We, the undersigned, call on Addison, IL to eliminate the ban on Pit Bulls (that includes any part breed or full bred American Stafford Terrier, Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, or Staffordshire Bull Terrier).

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The Make Pit Bulls Legal In Addison, IL! petition to Government was written by Nicole Bustamante and is in the category Animal Rights at GoPetition.