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To: Kentucky State Legislature
End Dog Breed Bans in Kentucky
In America, responsible dog owners should be allowed to own any breed of dog they choose. We urge the state legislature to draft and support a state-wide bill to end dog breed bans in Kentucky.
Why is this important?
We all want safe and humane communities for people and pets. But some government officials in Kentucky wrongly believe that certain breeds of pet dogs are automatically dangerous. This leads to arbitrary and inconsistent decisions where a pet dog can be legal in one city but illegal in the next town.
Discriminating against certain dogs based on their alleged breed is an outdated, ineffective approach to public safety. It wastes our money because it’s expensive to enforce and violates our rights as dog owners. It can also lead to families having to give up beloved pets that end up at our animal shelters and risk being put to death.
Laws and policies should be fair and consistent. Cities should enact comprehensive breed-neutral ordinances that focus on the behavior of the dog and the behavior of the owner. So far 22 states have passed provisions prohibiting breed discrimination legislation and Kentucky should do the same.