Families and Dogs Against Fighting Breeds advocates to stop the passage of state legislation that preempts local governments from enacting breed-specific laws. See our Senate and House testimony in 2019 regarding HB 1026. We also attend local hearings when cities are discussing repealing longstanding pit bull ordinances, such as in Yakima and Enumclaw.
The primary issues we address are medical injuries and cost, family and pet safety and why insurance companies often have an uninsurable dog breed list. Breed-based regulations are enacted throughout the world because specific dog breeds have demonstrated a disproportionate rate of mauling, maiming and killing not only human beings, but farm animals, pets and service dogs.
Read our initiative to ban Fighting Breeds in the city of Seattle. Key points include: No new Fighting Breeds; all existing Fighting Breeds must be spayed and neutered; all existing Fighting Breeds must be muzzled when outside of the owner’s house; no one under 18 can own a Fighting Breed dog; and these dogs are prohibited from using off-leash areas and public parks.