Opelousas, Louisiana Considers Breed-Specific Ordinance for “Pit Bulls”

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In Breed-Specific Legislation
Mar 10th, 2009
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From the Daily World:

…Alderman Reggie Tatum said the city also needs to update its ordinances to deal with pit bulls and other dangerous animals.

“I am seeing more and more pit bulls. I think we need to be proactive. After a child has been killed, it is too late,” Tatum said.

Cravins agreed, mentioning a pit bull that was being led through the crowd by a man at a recent city parade. “That scared me to death,” Cravins said.

Parks and Recreation Director Ken Vidrine said untended pit bulls are a problem he is seeing in the city parks as well.

“Guys will come in, chain their pit bulls to a fence and go play basketball. That is dangerous,” Vidrine said.

Read this article in its entirety here.

Please write the Opelousas Mayor and City Council here or contact the City Clerk using the following information and politely inform them that breed-specific ordinances are ineffective, unenforceable, and expensive:

Ms. Karen Frank, City Clerk
kfrank@charterinternet.com
318 N. Court Street
Opelousas, Louisiana 70570
Office: 337-948-2539

Phone: 337-948-2527
Fax: 337-948-2534

One Response to “Opelousas, Louisiana Considers Breed-Specific Ordinance for “Pit Bulls””

  1. Steven says:

    HOW STUPID and IGNORANT DOES THESE FOOL SOUND ? ? ?

    “I am seeing more and more pit bulls. I think we need to be proactive. After a child has been killed, it is too late,” Tatum said.

    Cravins agreed, mentioning a pit bull that was being led through the crowd by a man at a recent city parade. “That scared me to death,” Cravins said.

    “Guys will come in, chain their pit bulls to a fence and go play basketball. That is dangerous,” Vidrine said.

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