Cincinnati May Reconsider “Pit Bull” Ban
From The Enquirer in Cincinnati:
“A city meeting on how to help police better identify pit bulls so they can enforce the city’s ban did anything but that Tuesday, as some City Council members said the ban needs to be addressed.
…Councilman Cecil Thomas, an owner of Bo Jangles, a chow chow, and Chiquita, a Chihuahua, said the nearly 4-year-old ban on pit bulls in the city is not working.
Since 2003 the city has banned residents from owning or harboring pit bulls – American Staffordshire terriers and Staffordshire bull terriers – or any dog that is a mixture of the breeds. Dogs that were registered before November 2003 were “grandfathered” and are legal.
Thomas said he intends to convene a task force with representatives from the Society for the Preservation of Animals, the city prosecutor’s office, police, the dog warden and the public to examine the current law and come up with a measure that would prosecute bad deeds, and not specifically the breed.”
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Please contact members of the Cincinnati City Council and encourage them to repeal their “pit bull” ban.