From KATC Channel 3 in Louisiana:
“Police Chief Gary Pelican has asked the town council to consider a ban on pit pulls after several incidents involving the dogs, including one in which a police officer shot one that attacked him.
…One pit bull owner, who strongly opposes the ban and vowed to fight to save her pets, argued after the meeting that it is not the animals themselves but their owners who are to blame because of the way they train and treat the dogs.
Pelican agreed, saying there are some good pit bulls. But most are used for fighting and to protect drug dealers, he said.”
Read this article in its entirety here.
Please write the Kinder, Louisiana mayor and politely inform them that breed-specific legislation in any form is ineffective and unenforceable. An enforced leash law and a non-breed-specific dog law are more than adequate to police irresponsible dog owners of any breed:
Mayor Estes LaDoux
P.O. Drawer AH
Kinder, LA 70648
Fax: (337) 738-5681
2 responses to “Kinder, Louisiana Considers “Pit Bull” Ban”
The drug dealers and felonious dog fighters aren’t the problem – it’s the kind of dogs they have.
So, if you eliminate or restrict the kinds of dogs you assume they have that will stop crime without having to resort to actually enforcing the laws against trafficking and dogfighting. Much safer and tidier.
Got it, Chief Pelican (his beak can hold more than his belly can).
IT DOES NOT MATTER IF THEY HAVE PIT BULLS. IF YOU BAN THEM, THEN THE DRUG DEALERS WILL JUST FIND ANOTHER DOG TO WORK FOR THEM. YOU CAN TRAIN ABOUT ANY DOG YOU WANT TO FIGHT IF START WHEN IT IS A PUPPY. SO NEXT THEY MOVE ONTO A NEW DOG. THEN WHAT BAN THEM UNTIL EVERY DOG IS BAN.