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Do Not Move Forward With Legislation Banning or Restricting Bully Breeds in Georgia. ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

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- 1543 days ago -
Georgia Representative Keisha Waites is proposing to submit legislation in Georgia that would either ban or place heavy restrictions on bully breeds across the state, and all of this is based on erroneous "statistics"

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Ljiljana Milic (115)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 7:41 am
already signed - 3,949 NEEDED
& thank you Cher

Joe R (190)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 8:21 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.

Karen Gee (97)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 8:57 am

Mike H (252)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 9:04 am
Signed thank you

Kit B (276)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 9:10 am

Thank you for signing the petition "State Rep. Keisha Waites: We are asking that GA Representative Keisha Waites not go forward with her proposal to submit legislation placing restrictions on or banning bully breeds in the State of Georgia." - Thanks Cher

Kimberly B (89)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 9:24 am
Signed and noted, thank you Cher.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 9:36 am
Prev signed-thx Cher

Ruth L (242)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 10:47 am
Signed/noted. Thanks Cher

pam w (139)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 11:12 am

Animae C (516)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 11:41 am
Prev. signed
1,072 supporters
3,928 NEEDED

Cindy Miars (101)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 11:57 am
Start with legislation to restrict & ban bully humans in the State of Georgia.

. (0)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 12:04 pm
signed #1076

Maria S (95)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 12:14 pm
Thank you for signing the petition "State Rep. Keisha Waites: We are asking that GA Representative Keisha Waites not go forward with her proposal to submit legislation placing restrictions on or banning bully breeds in the State of Georgia." Thanks Cher!

with 1,081 supporters
3,919 NEEDED

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 12:56 pm

Dori C (17)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 1:06 pm

Emma S (239)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 1:13 pm
Done! Thanks, Cher.

Miia Suuronen (44)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 1:22 pm

Ruth C (87)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 1:36 pm

Bartlomiej T (296)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 1:42 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you, Cher.

Kathleen R (138)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 1:50 pm
signed & noted

Patsy Olive (0)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 1:55 pm
Signed & tweeted.

Ann Breeden (65)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 1:58 pm
Signed. The only reason that some pit bulls become bullies is because of irresponsible owners who mistreat them. They were considered "nanny dogs" in Victorian times and that's really saying something.

norma laborie (33)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 2:01 pm

Ilona V (0)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 2:10 pm
Thanks Cher. Noted, already signed.

Earl Kuon (1)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 2:34 pm
Imagine you were told you weren’t allowed to live somewhere or do something because had a specific “look” about you that some people didn’t like. Or maybe you look like someone who did something bad, even though you haven’t done anything bad yourself. Imagine someone who’s never met you decides that you’re a bad person and a danger to society. They won’t let you live in their neighborhoods or walk in their parks or streets. Is that acceptable?

Don’t rely on breed stereotypes to keep yourself safe from dog bites. A dog’s individual history and behavior are much more important than its breed, and since you don’t always know a dog’s history or behavior, it’s not a good idea to make assumptions. Instead, concentrate on prevention: educate yourself, teach children about proper interactions and behaviors with dogs, and learn how to recognize risky and escalating situations with aggressive dogs. These steps -- not BSL -- will lead to fewer dog bites. - The American Veterinary Medical Association

Ondine J (134)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 3:28 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Cher

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 3:49 pm
Signed !! thank you.

Autumn S (151)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 3:59 pm
with 1,154 supporters
3,846 NEEDED

Nicole W (646)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 5:05 pm
ty Cher

marie C (163)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 5:18 pm
I own a Staffordshire bull terrier the sweetest dog you could ever wish to meet
We were walking in the park yesterday with my grandson and my daughters 5 month old Pug and a bull terrier charged towards little Margaret and savagely attacked her
She is in the vets hospital with pierced neck torn windpipe blocked airways and because of the shaking bleeding in the brain also her right lung has filled with blood
Margaret is critically ill
The dog that attacked was a badly scarred bull terrier who had obviously been in many fights the woman with him was half drunk
This poor crazy dog was looking to the owner for praise it obviously had been badly abused to make it a
fighter So many people attacked the dog one woman with a crutch beating it but it would not release little Margaret My daughter was hysterical
Something has to be done to check the people who own these breeds it is not the do it is the owners but still in UK they are so lax with prison sentences
So silly banning the bully breeds these evil people will just find other breed to hurt and train to kill and maim
Sorry I am blabbering on but we are so upset and waiting to see if she can survive without oxygen tomorrow also if she is strong enough to have even more ex rays also if she is responding to all the treatment
Tonight is her second nigh so she is fighting

Mary T (358)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 5:26 pm
Signed with 1,169 supporters 3,831 NEEDED

marie C (163)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 5:27 pm
Signed 1.167 Dear Anne Breedon yes my bull terrier is wonderful with my grandson
Another reason why we were so upset yesterday to see what people can do to destroy a bull terriers wonderful gentle temperament
I have to keep a good eye on my chihuahua joke joke We have to keep smiling

S J (130)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 5:55 pm
done, thanks

janet f (29)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 7:36 pm

Dianne D (490)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 8:19 pm

Marie W (67)
Sunday March 2, 2014, 11:30 pm

Sherri G (128)
Monday March 3, 2014, 12:18 am
Signed and Noted TY Cher

. (0)
Monday March 3, 2014, 12:47 am
𝖆𝖑𝖗𝖊𝖆𝖉𝖞 𝖘𝖎𝖌𝖓𝖊𝖉. 𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝖈𝖍𝖊𝖗!

Carol Bischoff (409)
Monday March 3, 2014, 12:48 am
Noted and signed

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Monday March 3, 2014, 1:12 am
Noted and signed, thanks Cher.

Ana Lopes (92)
Monday March 3, 2014, 2:08 am

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday March 3, 2014, 2:11 am

Past Member (0)
Monday March 3, 2014, 2:30 am
Noted & Signed

Inge B (202)
Monday March 3, 2014, 2:33 am


Kerstin Strobl (371)
Monday March 3, 2014, 3:05 am

Danuta W (1249)
Monday March 3, 2014, 3:33 am

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Monday March 3, 2014, 4:06 am
S&N, Thanks

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Monday March 3, 2014, 4:59 am

SylvieBusy A (193)
Monday March 3, 2014, 5:46 am
Notée, signée, partagée. Merci.

Rachael Moore (55)
Monday March 3, 2014, 5:50 am
Previously Signed ~ Thank you very much Cher.

. (0)
Monday March 3, 2014, 6:02 am
#1.250 Signed and noted - thank you Cher

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Monday March 3, 2014, 6:16 am
noted, signed, shared on fb,twitter,google+. Thx

Past Member (0)
Monday March 3, 2014, 7:29 am

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday March 3, 2014, 7:30 am

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Monday March 3, 2014, 7:42 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Sara P (57)
Monday March 3, 2014, 8:26 am
Signed, thanks Cher.

Waltraud U (85)
Monday March 3, 2014, 8:37 am
done ty

Veerle V (44)
Monday March 3, 2014, 9:15 am
Signed and shared, thanks Cher.

Alison A (244)
Monday March 3, 2014, 9:24 am
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.

Rhonda lawford (4)
Monday March 3, 2014, 9:28 am
definately signed. as a person who owns three bulies-2 bullmastiffs and one american bulldog, I get really mad when I hear that they want to ban them. I used to own a statforsdshire and would again. They are very GOOD dogs.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 3, 2014, 10:06 am
What is wrong with people wanting to ban these dogs all the time there These dogs just need the right training like any dog and they are marvellous family pets If they are brought up by an aggressive owner then of course they will be aggressive
Dogs should not be played with aggressively in any household or wound up by children whatever the dog as to them its playing but then if the dog sinks his teeth in to the human he is playing with all hell lets loose and the dogs suffer and lose their life quite often Why is man so stupid maybe when he buys one of these dogs he should go for training

signed & Noted

Terrie W (798)
Monday March 3, 2014, 1:50 pm
with 1,290 supporters
3,710 NEEDED
Signed and shared earlier today. Noted.

Michela M (3964)
Monday March 3, 2014, 3:43 pm

Cher C (1429)
Monday March 3, 2014, 4:06 pm

Thnx everyone!!!!


loreta R (43)
Monday March 3, 2014, 8:39 pm
I love pit bulls! They are not deserving of the bad reputation they have and I truly hope this petition will help.

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 1:31 am
noted and signed

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 2:21 am
Gladly signed. I've always supported pit bulls and I always will.

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Tuesday March 4, 2014, 9:30 am
signed and noted thanks

Evelyn B (79)
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 5:41 pm
Noted and Signed Tks. Cher......

Thursday March 6, 2014, 2:54 am
Signed with 1,397 supporters
3,603 NEEDED
Thank you, Cher.

Debbie Crowe (87)
Wednesday May 14, 2014, 4:15 am
Signed and shared.
No dog is aggressive until a person makes them that way!

Earl Kuon (1)
Tuesday May 20, 2014, 2:39 pm
On January 5th, 2011, James McWilliams published an article in the New York Times titled “Breeding Killers?” discussing the topic of BSL and breed bans. He attempts to describe the nature of pit bulls and uses his personal experience to qualify the argument that pit bulls are, “genetically hardwired to be anxious, aggressive and defensive.”[ii] Dr. Jim Ha, a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and professor at the University of Washington, responds, “There is no scientific evidence for this. When people make statements like that, they need to back it up. There are a lot of un-sourced statements out there.” Like so many other journalists, instead of reading and citing studies that would present scientific evidence contrary to his personal opinion, McWilliams justifies his genetic pontificating with personal anecdotes. His evidence is that he owned a pit bull in which “no amount of training or socialization helped him in the least”. Needless to say, his experience with just one pit bull does not constitute a scientific study and from a research perspective, this is a sample size of one dog that he uses to characterize millions of dogs.
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