Tennessee Breed Specific Legislation Introduced
From the AKC:
Tennessee Senator Tommy Kilby of Wartburg has introduced Senate Bill 2738. If adopted, this bill will make it a crime to own a “pit bull dog” in the state of Tennessee. It is imperative that all Tennessee concerned dog owners voice their strong opposition to this wrongheaded legislation…
SB 2738 proposes to:
- Make it a crime for any person to knowingly own a “pit bull dog” in Tennessee.
- Define “pit bull dog” as any American pit bull terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American bulldog, or American Staffordshire Terrier, or any mixed breed dog that contains fifty percent of its lineage from those breeds.
- Force any person found guilty of owning a “pit bull dog” to surrender custody and forfeit ownership of the dog to a humane society.