The petition is here: Jeff Dailey, Farmers Insurance CEO: Say NO to Breed Discrimination
We’ve set up a facebook page specifically for this cause: Farmers Insurance: Say NO to Breed Discrimination
As many of you are aware, finding a homeowners/renters insurance policy that does not breed discriminate is difficult at best. We are very disappointed to find that Farmers is in the process of changing their policy to now have breed restrictions.
We’ve noticed that in emails, Farmers claims that Rottweilers, Pit Bulls, Wolf Hybrids, and their mixes will be excluded from any coverage while their facebook responses claim that they will only be excluded if they bite. We are not in the business of protecting folks who keep human aggressive animals but we actively fight any and all forms of breed specific discrimination and legislation. We propose that Farmers take a breed-neutral approach and simply exclude ANY dog with a proven prior bite history (meaning, bites that have been reported, proven, and documented by the insured’s local Animal Control agency) and to exclude any claims arising after a first bite claim, regardless of breed.
To clarify, “bite claim” means only that someone has alleged that your dog has bitten them and it has been reported to your insurance carrier, it does not mean that a bite truly took place.
Update: Our cause gets some press!
One of our officers, Ginny, received this via email:
And a supporter of our fan page received this response: