Petition against the German Breed Ban

Germany is in the process of enacting specific legislation in an attempt to ban what they have labeled as "all fighting dogs." This list now includes, but is not limited to, American Staffordshire Terriers, Pitbulls and Staffordshire Bull Terriers or cross-breeds containing these mixes. As a member of the European Union, Germany may take a leadership role in extending these laws to other European Nations. There have been two maulings of small children within the last few weeks in Germany and both resulted in the death of the child by a "fighting" breed. Perhaps we can help prevent the prejudice against all dogs of one breed from spreading across the ocean. Dogs can only be as good those responsible for their breeding and training. Therefore the owners should be held responsible, and not ban entire breeds of dogs. We are asking you to sign a petition requesting that these government officials appropriately sanction and punish the PEOPLE responsible. Banning specific dog breeds is NOT the solution to the problem of dogs attacking people.

Perhaps you own a German Shepherd Dog or a Malinois, maybe it's a poodle. Please, do not turn your back. Breed specific legislation is prejudice against creatures who cannot fight back. Remember - - your breed could be next. Please help us make the voice of World Wide dog lovers heard across the ocean.

You may also write to individual consulates of the German government for your state. The list is provided below. Americans and others can also show muscle by economic boycott.

U.S. Contact

German Consulate General
676 North Michigan Avenue
(Entrance Huron Street)
Suite 3200
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Tel.: (312) 580-1199
Fax: (312) 580-0099
e-mail: chicago@germanconsulate.org
(Because we are currently unable to reply by e-mail, you must include your mailing address, phone and fax numbers when contacting us.)
Jurisdiction: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
U.S. Contact

German Consulate General
6222 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Tel.: (323) 930 2703
Fax: (323) 930 2805
e-mail: losangeles@germanconsulate.org
Consul General: Wolfgang H. Rudolph
Jurisdiction: Arizona, the California counties of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis, Obispo, Santa Barbara or Ventura; plus Colorado, Nevada and Utah.
U.S. Contact

German Consulate General
1960 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Tel.: (415) 775-1061
Fax: (415) 775 0187
email: gksf@pacbell.net
Jurisdiction: Alaska, any California county except: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis, Obispo, Santa Barbara or Ventura; plus Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, and U.S. territories Baker, Howland, Jarvis, Johnston Islands, Midway and Palmyra Island.
U.S. Contact

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
1330 Post Oak Blvd.
Suite 1850
Houston TX 77056
Tel: 713- 627-7770
Fax:713-627-0506
E-mail: info@germanconsulatehouston.org
 
U.S. Contact

German Consulate General
100 N. Biscayne Blvd.
Suite 2200
Miami, Florida 33132-2381
Tel. (305) 358-0290 (with telephone information system)
Fax (305) 358-0307,
or (305) 373-9591 (consular and legal department)
E-mail gc@gcmiami.de
(please include your mailing address when asking for information)
Jurisdiction: Florida, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
U.S. Contact

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
3 Copley Place
Suite 500
Boston, MA 02116
Tel.: (617) 536-4414 or
(617) 536-8172 (operator)
Fax: (617) 536 8573
email: boston@germanconsulate.org
Consul General: Dr. Peter Christian Hauswedell
Jursidiction: Connecticut (except Fairfield County), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
U.S. Contact

German Consulate General
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Tel.: (212) 610-9700
Fax: (212) 610-9702/3/4/5
Jurisdiction: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Fairfield County (Connecticut), as well as Bermuda.
U.S. Contact

German Consulate General
Marquis Two Tower
Suite 901
285 Peachtree Center Avenue, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-1221
Tel.: (404) 659-4760/61/62
Fax: (404) 659 1280
 
U.S. Contact

German Embassy
4645 Reservoir Rd.
Washington, DC 20007-1998
Tel.: (202) 298-4393
Fax: (202) 471-5558
Jursidiction: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia
Worldwide Contact

Peter Treichel
SPD-Parteivorstand
Bürgerservice

Willy-Brandt-Haus
D-10911 Berlin
Tel.: +49-30-25991-335
e-mail: peter.treichel@spd.de