People against Breed Specific Legislation in the Cayman Islands sign now

To the Members of the Legislative Assembly and Department of Agriculture, we are the citizens and residents of the Cayman Islands, we are the dog owners and lovers and people of the world who respectfully petition you for a change in the Dangerous Dogs Law.

While we recognize the general concern regarding dangerous dogs and the safety of the public, we strongly feel as if the current legislation is both unenforceable and discriminatory. Readily available data indicates that any dog of ANY breed can bite; there is NO reliable data identifying biting dogs by breed.

The Dangerous Dogs Law in the Cayman Islands is a law which makes a dog illegal based on its named breed, type or physical characteristics and NOT its actions. This law sentences innocent animals to death for NO REASON other than what they looks like! We would like to petition the Government of these islands to put the Dangerous Dogs Law up for public review and to further amend the law and remove all breed specific wording.

We agree that there SHOULD be restrictions on ownership of certain breeds but people should be allowed to legally own them if they fulfil certain requirements which show their responsibility as owners and which address the public safety.

The majority of the owners of the targeted breeds are responsible, law-abiding citizens. This legislation unfairly brands these people as unreliable and irresponsible, solely because they own a targeted breed. It is the consensus of knowledgeable dog experts that targeting the owners and the specific dangerous dog, not breeds of dogs, is the key to addressing the dog bite and "dangerous dog" problems.

ALL dog owners should be held accountable by law for their dogs' actions not their names or physical attributes. Punish the DEED NOT BREED! We, the public, urge you the Cayman Islands Government and law makers, to recognize that dogs are not the problem, PEOPLE are, and the law as it stands needs to change.

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Latest Signatures

  • 04 January 2016350. Fritz Am
    Behind you one hundred percent Country Cayman Islands
  • 02 January 2016349. Patricia Anner
    I support this petition
  • 27 December 2015348. Nancy Perez
    BSL is wrong. It targets dogs and not their irresponsible owners. Country PR
  • 23 December 2015347. Lorie A
    Ignorance leads to fear, so let's put an end to the ignorance Country USA
  • 16 December 2015346. Kevin M
    I support this petition
  • 13 December 2015345. Alchrist B
    I support this petition
  • 08 December 2015344. Sue M
    hope this opens some ears and minds Country Cayman
  • 04 December 2015343. Laurie F
    The proud owner of Freddy a Cayman Islands Pittbull Country Canada
  • 03 December 2015342. Terry B
    Every dog can bite! Does that mean they are all bad, and should be killed? Many different dogs have been used to help the police catch criminals even Pitbull's. Country Grand Cayman
  • 25 November 2015341. Chris A
    I support this petition
  • 21 November 2015340. Lizane J
    I support this petition
  • 21 November 2015339. Sarah F
    I support this petition
  • 26 October 2015338. Raeann F
    I support this petition
  • 26 October 2015337. Sue B
    Dogs are such wonderful, gentle creatures...who give back SO much to their people...regardless of breed. You cannot blame pit bulls for being used for unlawful purposes. They did not ask for this. Punish the people, not the pit bulls! Cayman pit bulls des
  • 26 October 2015336. Jane K
    I support this petition
  • 23 October 2015335. Kim P
    it's the owners who need to be legislated Country Grand Cayman
  • 21 October 2015334. Tamara K
    I support this petition
  • 18 October 2015333. Shaun L
    I support this petition
  • 28 September 2015332. Diane K
    I support this petition
  • 21 September 2015331. Erika C
    BSL is wrong-deal with more important issues Country Cayman Islands
  • 20 September 2015330. Richard M
    long overdue Country Grand Cayman
  • 10 September 2015329. Kurt S
    I support this petition
  • 03 September 2015328. Jeffrey R
    I support this petition
  • 21 August 2015327. Manny A
    I support this petition
  • 20 August 2015326. Philip Dh
    This law is a backward one and more appropiate of third world countries which I'm sure you are not. Country Puerto Rico
  • 19 August 2015325. Crystal W
    Animal cruelty is not accepted, regardless of the dog's breed, and nothing against pits or any other breed, BUT I do have a small child, and feel ***ALL*** dogs should be kept securely in their owner's premises and not allowed to roam and terrorize kids l
  • 18 August 2015324. Jean C
    Most problems are with the owners not the dogs Country Grand Cayman

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Cayman Islands Government, Department of Agriculture & Members of the Legislature


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