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Miami-Dade Pit Bull Ban Remains In Place

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Published on Aug 15, 2012

MIAMI - An ordinance banning Pit bulls in Miami-Dade County was not repealed by voters Tuesday. Pit bull supporters gathered at the Miami Lakes Ale House to wait for the votes to be counted. Members of the Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation have been working for the past five years to get to this moment, hoping the breed ban in Miami-Dade County would be repealed. They chanted, "Yes to Pit Bulls in Miami!" But the votes would not be in their favor. However, all was not lost as more than 30 percent of county voters cast their ballots in favor of allowing the breed to legally live in Miami-Dade. "It is unbelievable that this thing has not gone through," said Dahlia Canes, leader of the Miami Coalition. Pit bulls, known as a bully breed, were outlawed more than two decades ago, after a series of attacks, including the one that maimed Pilar Garcia's daughter back in 1989.

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