Our Mission Statement:
The Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation (MCABSL) is a non-profit organization in the State of Florida. Its mission is to eradicate Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) implementing education and awareness. BSL is a form of canine genocide, discriminating a specific breed of dog based solely on physical characteristics and myths. It is fueled by ignorance and fear.
MCABSL’s main goal is to lift the Miami Pit Bull Ban that is responsible for the thousands of innocent dogs killed by this hideous ordinance. The ordinance was enacted in 1989 as a result of an alleged Pit Bull attacking a small girl. The knee jerk reaction taken by the Miami Dade County Commission at that time was to Ban Pit Bulls in the county. This led to a slaughtering of all American Staffordshire Terriers, American Staffordshire Bull Terriers, the American Pit Bull Terriers and their mixes. They created a non-origin physical characteristics conformity checklist to single them out. The monetary enforcement costs to the county, the suffering of responsible owners and the loss of innocent canine lives unfortunately still lives on. These dogs life expectancy are based on what they look like.
We are involved nationwide and internationally, aiding individuals and organizations requesting our support, presence and knowledge. We have Regional County Directors in Florida, along with State Directors thru the USA. We are extremely involved in the political arena, as this is where the root of the problem stems from. Our Board Members and Board Advisors are highly qualified, professional and dedicated to this cause. We travel presenting Power Point presentations on BSL. We hold and attend events. We have our Annual MCABSL BBQ event, which is by now the largest dog event in Broward County. In 2015, we will hold our 7th BBQ event.
In short, we will not give up the fight no matter how long it takes or where it may take us. Truth and justice is on our side and we shall prevail. For this we ask your support to be able to carry on our mission. These sentient beings are voiceless on their own but their undying plea is being heard worldwide by the likes of MCABSL!
In Hope and Commitment,