Dear Dog friends all over the world,
Twelve dogbreeds in Switzerland need your help, urgently!
On December 1st 2005 , a tragic accident occurred in Switzerland. A 7 year old boy got attacked and killed by three run away Pitbulls, when he was on his way home from kindergarten. The Pitbulls were held under very poor conditions. Apparently locked up in a cellar for about 10 months and brought to Switzerland from abroad short before this tragic accident. The dogs were intended to be sold in Switzerland.
These facts seem to be of no interest, least of all for our politicians! It becomes public now to forbid potentially dangerous dogs in Switzerland – and among these dogs, unfortunately, is named again and again the Dobermann. It remains unnoticed that statistics and facts from foreign and Swiss experts proof that the Dobermann bites rather infrequently than many other dog breeds.
A week ago, the canton of Valais enacted a ban for 12 dog breeds, starting on the first of January 2006. These are the breeds:
Pitbull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bullterrier, Bullterrier, Dobermann, Argentijnse Dog, Fila Brasileiro, Rottweiler, Mastiff, Mastin Espagnol, Mastino Napolitano en Tosa.
Whole Switzerland is in motion. The responsible politician and the tourist offices of the canton of Valais receive abundant e-mails regarding this prohibition.
Now we entreat you to help us. Please write to Mr. Burgener. He should remark that those Dogs are international recognized and established dog breeds. Mr. Burgener retains, that all owners of such breeds are criminal and of rather moderate intelligence.
Put pressure on the tourist offices! The canton of Valais lives from the tourism and thinks that special allowances for tourists with dangerous dogs will do the necessary! More information you can find on the website of the Swiss Dobermann Club: http://www.dobermannclub.ch/
Those dogs/breeds in Switzerland must live!
We would be grateful for your support!
Please sign the online petition on on the DVIN-website: http://www.dobermannvereniging.nl/modules/liaise/index.php?form_id=5
The petition is in German language.
We will personally take care that the Swiss Dobermann Club will recieve all signed petitions. Over 3.500 persons already signed this petition but we need many many more.