New York Dog Owners Against Elijah's Law (A10169). sign now

We, the members of the TOMPKINS SQUARE DOG RUN, vehemently oppose ELIJAH'S LAW (A10169) -- a bill that among other onerous provisions would require every dog owner in the state to obtain liability insurance for their pet.

We believe Elijah's Law unfairly punishes responsible dog owners and fails to bring negligent owners into compliance with existing law. A10169 will not make owners more responsible, nor will it prompt reckless owners who create dangerous dogs to suddenly rush out and purchase a liability policy.

A10169 also places an undue burden on the rescue organizations that the city relies upon to aid in animal adoptions. The measure will actually encourage more negligence, as some owners will chose to abandon their pets on the streets rather than go through the hassle and expense of complying with new regulations.

We further reject any legislation that permits specific breeds to be classified as dangerous.

We also favor strong state law in regards to animal control. In order to be effective, such regulations need to be clear across the state and not vary from county to county.

In conclusion, the signers of this petition stress that if New York's existing dangerous dog laws are properly enforced, they will address those who are irresponsible with their pets. In contrast, A101069 will be extremely costly, difficult to enforce, promote more abandonment of dogs and fail to bring negligent owners into compliance with the law.

We urge the chairman and his colleagues on the Agriculture Committee to vote "no" on this bill.

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  • 30 December 2015550. Sally L
    My dog, six years old, has never even nipped a person her entire life
  • 20 December 2015549. Catherine S
    I support this petition
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  • 31 October 2015544. Jessica P
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  • 23 October 2015543. Sally S
    I support this petition
  • 30 September 2015542. Giselle S
    I support this petition
  • 18 September 2015541. Sara Mg
    I believe Elijah's Law is an unjust punishment to owner's that are responsible for thier pets. This law also will cause overcrowded conditions in animal shelters and make it more difficult to adopt out unwanted animals. As a Veterinary Technician student
  • 10 September 2015540. Alice B
    I support this petition
  • 02 September 2015539. Elaine B
    I believe this insurance may also encourage frivilous law suits for those looking for a quick money making scheme. Responsible dog owners will always be responsible and dont need legislation for this
  • 10 August 2015538. Jpak Hays
    I support this petition
  • 01 August 2015537. Andrea P
    I support this petition
  • 28 July 2015536. Susan G
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    I support this petition
  • 27 June 2015534. Edward M
    I support this petition
  • 13 May 2015533. Emily L
    I support this petition
  • 06 May 2015532. S D
    stupid bill..must be stopped.
  • 28 April 2015531. Norma Lynnz
    Punish the deed, not the breed!!
  • 20 April 2015530. Michael W
    I support this petition
  • 20 April 2015529. Maria Vand
    I support this petition
  • 17 April 2015528. Amanda T
    this bill is insane!
  • 14 April 2015527. Nadine Lm
    I support this petition
  • 31 March 2015526. Lesa W
    I strongly agree with what has been written in this letter. As an owner of an eight year old pitbull, I disagree with the breed specific clause. I have never had any problems with my girl. Each dog and situation must be dealt with individually. Sincerely.
  • 16 March 2015525. Marjorie H
    ban the deed not the breed
  • 04 March 2015524. Tari S
    Please Don't

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New York Assembly Committee on Agriculture

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