Originally posted on Sun Sentinel  |  Last updated 1/26/12
New Marlins left-hander Mark Buehrle could have just quietly settled his family in Broward County and washed his hands of it. Yet Buehrle and his wife, Jamie, felt strongly enough about Miami-Dade County’s pit bull ban to do something about it for their rescued dog, Slater, and other owners of the breed. The Buehrles have launched a campaign on change.org to gather signatures in support of state legislation to end the county’s pit bull ban. As of 4 p.m. Thursday, more than 5,200 people signed the petition, which has a target of 7,500 signatures. In her plea on change.org, Jamie Buehrle wrote: “It is time to put an end, once and for all, to canine discrimination in Florida and make the Sunshine State a model of humane public policy. Please join me, Mark and our family in standing up for Slater and the dogs Miami-Dade. Help save lives and keep families together by supporting the legislation that will repeal Miami’s inhumane breed-discriminatory law.” The Buehrles also did a video with...
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