More than 30,000 people have signed an online petition asking the state of Indiana to remove pit bulls from the aggressive breed list.
Currently, pit bulls face certain restrictions in the state and are even banned in certain cities.
Petition starter Ali Oliver owns a pit bull named Taz and said many pit bull owners are prevented from renting at some locations because of aggressive breed restrictions.
She said the breed is often misunderstood.
“At the end of the day they are still animals,” Oliver said. “I think people tend to forget that because no matter how long they’ve been domesticated for, everything has a kink and every kink can be worked out. It’s all about being trained right and loving right by the right hand.”
She said the aggressive breed list can also dissuade people from adopting the dogs.
“This breed deserves a second chance just like everything else in this world,” Oliver said.
Oliver hopes to gather more than 50,000 signatures before submitting the petition to Gov. Eric Holcomb.
You can view the petition here.