According to economists, Price George’s County is spending an estimated $1,137,720 annually to enforce the Pit Bull Ban. University of MD Students and animal rights activists are organizing a petition against such a waste.
At the end of March, Terps for Animal Welfare, a student organization at the University of Maryland, hosted Best Friends Animal Society staff on campus, where many were surprised to learn that their county was infamous for its long history of breed discrimination.
Aman Chopra, treasurer of Terps for Animal Welfare, said the group hosted the event to inform students about the need to repeal the county’s pit bull ban. “The law has a lot of negative effects and not a lot of people know about it,” he said.
The group has so far collected 1157 signatures; a number of county council members have also signed.